Guy at The M Blog has some very practical things to say on how to have a church plant movement.
"What we are learning from the Lord is that we need to get back to basics: 'making disciples that make disciples that make disciples.' The church plants will follow if new disciples are make disciples themselves.
Christ didn't charge us with going out and starting churches. Our assigned task is to 'make disciples'. He has stated, 'I will build my church' (Matthew 16:18)--not, 'WE will build his church'."
This is key. We are to make disciples of Jesus. Through the new life in Christ is born a gathering of those alive in Christ. Isn't it strange how we use organic terms like "planting" for churches but what we do is build a system and an organization. Granted, it starts off with imparting the life of Christ into others but so often we get distracted from that life into the systems and strategies of instituting something with a name. We must remain focused on the living Christ. It is this new life in Christ and our sharing of Him that becomes the life of the church. Then and only then will the church be the living organism that she is born to be. Everything else is empty religion.