Church Planting Thresholds

By Clint Clifton





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Have you ever considered the incredible historical and geographical odds against Christianity? Over two thousand years ago, the self-proclaimed Son of God and His rag-tag band of disciples first preached the Gospel in a small Roman province. From there, the Good News spread north, south, east, and west. It crossed oceans, climbed mountains, and traveled on horseback and footpath over every imaginable terrain. Within just a few generations Christianity grew from an obscure, regional uprising into a worldwide movement through the multiplication of local churches.

Church Planting Thresholds explores both the why’s and the how’s of church planting, providing “Thresholds” that serve as progress mileposts along the church planting journey. This simple guide will encourage ordinary Christians as they seek to fulfill the Great Commission through planting churches.

Clint Clifton

Clint and his wife Jennifer have been married since 2000 and have six children. Clint holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Baptist College of Florida in Graceville, Florida, and a Master of Arts from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Clint is the founding pastor of Pillar Church in Dumfries, Virginia. Pillar Church was founded in 2005 just one mile north of Quantico. Clint served as a church planter and associate pastor at several churches in the Southeast before planting Pillar Church. Since its inception, Pillar Church has started at least one new church each year, including churches in Reykjavik, Iceland, Bali, Indonesia, Norfolk, Virginia, and Fredericksburg, Virginia, among others.

In 2011 Pillar Church launched its most ambitious effort, the Praetorian Project, an effort to plant a network of new churches at military installations around the world. Clint is the author of several books, articles and courses including Church Planting Thresholds: A Gospel Centered Guide.

Clint serves as the Send City Missionary for Washington, D.C. with the North American Mission Board.