The future and growing missional edge of the church will revolve around two values: reproducing and collaboration! Tom Jones, a good friend of mine and editor of the best book on church planting, Church Planting From the Ground Up (Jon Ferguson, Troy McMahon and myself each contributed a chapter) has written an article that shows us what that looks like.
The article Tom wrote, Little League Baseball, Collaboration, and Church Planting is in the last issue of the Christian Standard. The exciting examples he gives of collaborative church planting networks such as the NewThing Network are a glimpse of the future. And the future looks very good!