Is there a most proven method of successful church planting?
During the 80s and 90s the emphasis was on planting community churches. This involved complex programming and community centre type properties – both expensive.
Since the late 90s the model has been smaller groups and more relational activities – rather than programs. The environment has also changed – but small groups and relational activities are proving more successful in reaching unchurched people today. This includes small groups dedicated to Bible reading.
The most successful models will focus upon the priority of making new disciples – leading new people to Jesus. Make new disciples – and when there are new disciples in a number of small groups, bring them together into a new gathering (church).