Equipping You for Your Church Planting Journey

Saturation Church Planting exists to glorify God through partnering with church leaders in nations, regions, and cities throughout the world toward the full evangelization of those places through the mobilization of the church. We’ve developed leadership resources to help equip you for the journey.

Alone at the top: Is Our Idea of a Pastor Really Biblical?

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God has designed the church to be “infinitely reproducible”—so virile and courageous that, swept along by the sovereign ministry of the Holy Spirit, it will reproduce itself infinitely. To build such a church, God has designed leadership to work interpedently to grow Christ’s people in spiritual vitality and empower them for ministry effectiveness. When leaders have cooperated with God’s design, the church has multiplied its numbers and had great impact on the world around it. When it hasn’t, the church has suffered and failed to reproduce.

Jesus gave the pattern for church leadership in Matthew 20:20–28: “The rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. It shall not be so among you.” God is looking for leaders who will lay aside top-down structures and instead empower His people to be fully His and do the work He has designed them to do. The result will be the incarnated holiness of Jesus pulsating through Christ’s people and poured out in the world around them to convince and convict the more than 6.5 billion people on this planet of the resurrection message of Jesus.

Divine Design: In The Beginning

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God is on mission to take the gospel to every man, woman, and child across the globe, and He calls every believer in Christ to partner with Him in this. But too often pastors, leaders, and missionaries carry out the work of God, while the ordinary believer is occupied or even entertained with an abundance of contemporary church programs.

God’s design for each person is revealed in the Genesis creation story, where God created man to serve Him in righteousness in the mission He is carrying out across human history. Despite Adam and Eve’s disobedience, God restored righteousness in the people He created through Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection. Jesus proclaimed that righteousness in the Sermon on the Mount, calling every believer to live God’s righteous values before and in the world. As believers in Jesus Christ created and re-created in the image of God, let us look to God and live vibrant incarnational lives in the various places where He calls each one of us.

Renovation: A Survey of Divine Design in the Life of the Church

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The church in America has wandered. In recent years we have forgotten the conviction of thousands of Christ followers, across two thousand years, who gave themselves to completing the last sending command of Jesus: “In your going, make disciples of all the peoples of the world” (Matt. 28:19). Instead, in an effort to draw people to Christ, much of the Western church today has sought to become relevant through golden-tongued leaders, star-quality worship bands, large-scale buildings, and myriad social programs.

God is on a mission to redeem lost men and women to Himself and restore them to relationship with and representation of Him, and we, the already redeemed ones, are servants in this mission. Relevancy is not the primary need of the church in our day; rather, it is to provide people accessibility to the gospel through our day-to-day lives. God’s ultimate design for the church is simply for every member of Christ’s church to live the gospel in whatever places God calls us, thus saturating every home, workplace, community, city, and nation with the gospel message through the people of God. Read the book dedication from the author.

Winning the War Against the Flesh: God’s Design for Healing and Wholeness

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We live in a day of rampant sexual dominance, and the unaware believer is not immune. In this book, I trace the power of the flesh, and show how God works daily victory in us in spite of it.

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Alone at the top: Is Our Idea of a Pastor Really Biblical?

*Available in Paperback & Ebook formats

God has designed the church to be “infinitely reproducible”—so virile and courageous that, swept along by the sovereign ministry of the Holy Spirit, it will reproduce itself infinitely. To build such a church, God has designed leadership to work interpedently to grow Christ’s people in spiritual vitality and empower them for ministry effectiveness. When leaders have cooperated with God’s design, the church has multiplied its numbers and had great impact on the world around it. When it hasn’t, the church has suffered and failed to reproduce.

Jesus gave the pattern for church leadership in Matthew 20:20–28: “The rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. It shall not be so among you.” God is looking for leaders who will lay aside top-down structures and instead empower His people to be fully His and do the work He has designed them to do. The result will be the incarnated holiness of Jesus pulsating through Christ’s people and poured out in the world around them to convince and convict the more than 6.5 billion people on this planet of the resurrection message of Jesus.

"Alone at the Top is a tremendous resource the refocuses its readers on a biblical paradigm for leadership in the Church. Over the years the principles in this book have helped shape, guide and correct our team as we have sought to mobilize Christ’s people in the life of faith. This new edition will be a timely help to all who read it and take seriously the call to look again at how Scripture defines the nature and purpose of leadership within the Church."

- Jordan Stinziano
Pastor, Missio Church, Syracuse, NY

Divine Design: In the Beginning

*Available in Paperback & Ebook formats

God is on mission to take the gospel to every man, woman, and child across the globe, and He calls every believer in Christ to partner with Him in this. But too often pastors, leaders, and missionaries carry out the work of God, while the ordinary believer is occupied or even entertained with an abundance of contemporary church programs.

God’s design for each person is revealed in the Genesis creation story, where God created man to serve Him in righteousness in the mission He is carrying out across human history. Despite Adam and Eve’s disobedience, God restored righteousness in the people He created through Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection. Jesus proclaimed that righteousness in the Sermon on the Mount, calling every believer to live God’s righteous values before and in the world. As believers in Jesus Christ created and re-created in the image of God, let us look to God and live vibrant incarnational lives in the various places where He calls each one of us.

Renovation: A Survey of Divine Design in the Life of the Church

*Available in Paperback & Ebook formats

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The church in America has wandered. In recent years we have forgotten the conviction of thousands of Christ followers, across two thousand years, who gave themselves to completing the last sending command of Jesus: “In your going, make disciples of all the peoples of the world” (Matt. 28:19). Instead, in an effort to draw people to Christ, much of the Western church today has sought to become relevant through golden-tongued leaders, star-quality worship bands, large-scale buildings, and myriad social programs.

God is on a mission to redeem lost men and women to Himself and restore them to relationship with and representation of Him, and we, the already redeemed ones, are servants in this mission. Relevancy is not the primary need of the church in our day; rather, it is to provide people accessibility to the gospel through our day-to-day lives. God’s ultimate design for the church is simply for every member of Christ’s church to live the gospel in whatever places God calls us, thus saturating every home, workplace, community, city, and nation with the gospel message through the people of God. Read the book dedication from the author.

"As one of the last remaining global missiologists of his generation, Dr. Dwight Smith needs to be heard and read. Renovation is a Scripture-soaked manifesto that, if embraced, could reshape the landscape of how we engage the mission of the Church.  The breakthrough thinking within this book was the seedbed for reordering everything we do in our local congregation, and I will gladly acknowledge that Dwight has influenced me on these issues far more than any other person. "

- Dr. Jerry Gillis
Lead Pastor, The Chapel, Buffalo, NY

DWIGHT P. SMITH

About the Author

Dwight P. Smith founded Saturation Church Planting International ( www.scpglobal.org) in 1996. He works with church leaders around the world to mobilize the church for God’s mission: to make the gospel of Jesus Christ accessible to every man, woman, and child in every nation through believers saturating their areas with a living gospel witness. Dwight has served as president of United World Mission and the Alliance for Saturation Church Planting; he is also the founding pastor of Cornerstone Bible Church in San Jose, California, and served two mission terms in Colombia, South America. Dwight has a doctorate in missiology from Biola University. When Dwight and his wife, Patti, are not on the road, they spilt their time between their four children and eleven grandchildren, who are spread across three nations and two continents.

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Dedication to Bob Waymire

I will turn 70 next week. Besides thankfulness to our Heavenly Father, I am extremely thankful as well for the people who He has used to form my convictions and life. One would think that the list would be long, but in fact it never is. Some have helped shaped me from a distance, through their writings. Others up close and personal as God has given me the privilege of receiving encouragement, correction and instruction from them.

Many years ago God brought me into the life of Bob Waymire! Bob with Jim Montgomery, uncovered and championed the DAWN strategy. He was also the founder of Global Mapping International. So much of what we know today about church and culture squeezed into computerized models was first championed by Bob. I had been pondering some of the thoughts that you will find in this book. But Bob helped me ground them in scripture and the realities of the day that we were confronting globally.

I gladly dedicate this book to Bob and say thank you to him for his mentorship and friendship.

Dwight Smith
December 26, 2017

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