There are lots of opinions on the best and most effective ways to plant new churches. The best method is probably the one that actually gets put into action instead of just discussed. But as I pondered the earthly ministry of our Lord, I thought how he planted His church was worth noting.
For the foundational leaders, He selected men who had knowledge of the Word of God, but were not (it appears) in active leadership roles where they worshipped. He chose hard working men, men from occupations that required determination and persistence.