The Y-B-H Handbook of Church Planting is a practical, step-by-step guide for church planters and their coaches. It covers everything they need to know to start healthy, growing churches that are Biblically faithful yet culturally relevant. While addressing the who, why, and where of planting new congregations, this comprehensive manual focuses primarily on the "how-tos." The authors use a five-stage "life cycle" of conception, prenatal development, birth/infancy, adolescent growth, and adult reproduction to flesh out the process of starting and growing a new church. Under each of these stages, a host of essential ministry and planning tasks is addressed so the planter can keep his baby church on course and can have the joy of watching the new church grow to maturity and eventually reproduce itself.