Outreach Magazine recently selected his book, Nuts and Bolts of Church Planting, as one of the twenty top resources for 2012. Dr. Malphurs planted his first church in 1972. He has also pastored two churches in Dallas, Texas, while teaching at Dallas Seminary. Since 1997, he has devoted his time to teaching and leadership of The Malphurs Group, his church consulting practice. He also serves on the board of the Society for Church Consulting.