Proposing biblical principles, The Seed-Planting Church shows how the church can be revitalized by God's design. While traditional, institutional churches try to renew themselves with visionary leaders who mold the church in programmatic or organizational ways, this book focuses on the organic, natural body of Christ, 'community of faith' design. It displays a nurturing seed-planting model in place of a maintenance harvesting style church.
Werning challenges us to look at the processes that need to be cultivated and implemented in order to reap a bountiful harvest. He looks at church health and growth from a holistic systems approach, recognizing how all the various facets of church life contribute to producing a unified whole -- a church that wholeheartedly lives out its mission.