Many have asked if I would suggest some resources to help people understand the heartbeat of what we feel called to do by starting a church in the greater Philly region.
Here are a few I would like to suggest:
The Younger Evangelicals (Robert E Webber)
The Gospel in a Pluralistic Society (Lesslie Newbegin)
The Shaping of Things to Come (Alan Hirsch and Michael Frost)
The Great Omission (Dallas Willard)
The Mission of God (Christopher J.H. Wright)
unChristian (Gabe Lyons and David Kinnaman)
CityNet Philly is a great website of area churches in the greater Philadelphia. On the site, click on the "Resource Center" tab and take some time to listen to the talk by Bill Krispin on church planting in the region.
Also, see Bill Krispin's PDF below on the changing of ministry.