Building a strong, growing, and vibrant New Testament Church can be very challenging. Part of the challenge lies in the dearth of literature on the subject. Effective Church Planting: A Primer on Establishing New Testament Churches in the Millennium is Dr. J. Hernes Abante's humble personal contribution to the enrichment of knowledge regarding the divinely appointed task.
Make no mistake, this is not about the construction of churches using lifeless bricks and mortar but of people quickened by the Spirit, the joy set before Jesus Christ, for whom He endured death, even the death on the cross. This is part guidebook, part biographical sketch, and Dr. Abante draws from his ecclesiastical experience of over four decades to provide men called by God an easily readable, instantly edifying blueprint for starting churches that not only grow but also remain true and faithful to the work the Almighty commanded it to do. The enduring vitality of the International Bible Baptist Church and ministries, where Dr. Abante is the senior pastor, stands as an undeniable attestation of the effectiveness of Dr. Abante's methods, particularly in obtaining the favor of God, from which comes all increase.
"An invaluable reference that ought to be within reach of every pastor and preacher of New Testament churches."