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Planting churches and building new congregations is one of the ways that denominations can share their faith and expand their membership. Many pastors and church leaders choose to move to new areas and start new congregation within their denomination as a way of expressing their own dedication to the church. Church planting is difficult work that takes a great deal of time and energy, but for leaders who are committed to it, there are many groups that provide support and resources to help along the way.

Blogs, Resources & Church Planting Networks

Blogs by experienced church leaders and anyone involved in the process of church planting are great places to do research and gather info if you are considering becoming involved in a church planting movement.

  1. Church Multiplication Network

    Church Multiplication Network

    The Church Multiplication Network supports churches through their comprehensive support system that allows those trying to start a new congregation to find success. Their thorough resources and useful events show how to approach the subject.
  2. Church Planting: Details the Books Left Out

    Church Planting: Details the Books Left Out

    Church Planting: Details the Books Left Out aims to delve into the lesser-known aspects of church planning and stresses a pragmatic viewpoint that never leaves others surprised. The blog is regularly updated with insightful content.
  3. Church Planters – The Village Church

    ChurchPlantersTheVillageChurch

    Church Planters – The Village Church knows what it takes to prepare church planters with the basic skillset and information to succeed when going off and charting a new course for a church. The site is great for figuring out what other churches have done to successfully foster a new congregation.
  4. ARC Start a Church

    ARC Start a Church

    ARC Start a Church takes new church planters through the steps for how they can go off and foster their own community through church planting. The organization helps connect individuals and even supplies funds to start churches.
  5. Church Planting – Evangelical Covenant Church

    Church Planting - Evangelical Covenant Church

    Church Planting – Evangelical Covenant Church understands the challenges faced in a Post-Christian era and uses church planting as an effective way to connect with young people, a demographic featuring the highest proportion of non-believers. Covenant Church Planning prepares individuals for an engaging approach to get young people back into church.
  6. Vanderbloemen Search Group Insights

    Vanderbloemen Search Group Insights

    Vanderbloemen Search Group Insights features an incredible blog on pastor development and details all the best approaches to planting a church.
  7. EFCA

    EFCA

    EFCA works around the clock to help others expand the reach of their church has successfully plant in other areas. This noble goal epitomizes how churches can share their love of God with others.
  8. Missional Church Network

    Missional Church Network

    Missional Church Network is a great tool for missionaries to best understand how to foster a burgeoning church culture locally. The site’s founder has been involved in church planting for seventeen years, so is well-versed in the best approaches.
  9. Kentucky Baptist Convention Affinity Church Planting

    Kentucky Baptist Convention Affinity Church Planting

    Kentucky Baptists Convention Church Planting teaches pastors how to create a vision for a church that will be lasting and give back to others. The useful advice helps steer those trying to define their approach to planting.
  10. Church Planters | Mission India

    Church Planters | Mission India

    Mission India explains how India has over 400 million individuals who have never heard of Jesus or Christianity, so the ministry partners with indigenous missionaries who venture into the communities that are still waiting to hear the Gospel message.
  11. Avant Ministries and Short-Cycle Church Planting

    Avant Ministries and Short-Cycle Church Planting

    Avant Ministries and Short-Cycle Church Planting explains the advantages and setbacks of church planting, while also elaborating on what it’s like to be involved in short-cycle church planting. This innovative procedure is much more focused on a team-based approach.
  12. Grace Covers Me: Grace for the Church Planting Wife

    Grace Covers Me: Grace for the Church Planting Wife

    Grace Covers Me: Grace for the Church Planting Wife is a must-read site for any wife a church planter or pastor. The site details the unique obstacles presented to those that set out on their own to start a new church.
  13. NOC Strategy – Church Planters Network (CPN)

    NOC Strategy - Church Planters Network (CPN)

    NOC Strategy – Church Planters Network (CPN) connects individuals from across the country to learn the best approaches for being a church planter. The extensive questions posed on the site also help to outline the qualifications of being a church planter.
  14. Chris Marlow

    Chris Marlow

    Chris Marlow has a mission to ensure that goodness can spread and leaders can feel empowered. His site does this through insightful writing, but he also speaks at church planting events.
  15. Church Planting – mobaptist.org – Missouri Baptists

    Church Planting - mobaptist.org - Missouri Baptists

    Church Planting – mobaptist.org – Missouri Baptists shows how pastors can take advantage of church building resources and strengthen their church network. They’ve been able to help churches throughout the state to find their voice and share it with others.
  16. Illinois Baptist State Association: Church Planting

    Illinois Baptist State Association: Church Planting

    Illinois Baptist State Association works to put a New Testament church within a reasonable distance for every Illinoisan and while this is no easy task, they’ve made a large amount of progress.
  17. AG Missionary Church Planters and Developers

    AG Missionary Church Planters and Developers

    AG Missionary Church Planters and Developers sends missionaries across the country to figure out ways to strengthen communities and create a lasting impact. The interesting insight they provide on fostering communities is incredibly important.
  18. Radical Church Planting

    Radical Church Planting

    Radical Church Planting knows that to create a new church, one must have a strong passion for uniting communities. The site is sure to illustrate the best ways to do this through their innovative content.
  19. Church Planting Wives

    Church Planting Wives

    Church Planting Wives chronicles the plight of the spouses of ministers involved in establishing a new sect of a church organization. Detailing the sometimes lonely aspects of this rewarding life, it gives valuable perspective.
  20. Stadia

    Stadia

    Stadia educates prospective church planters on how to get involved in this profession, while also explaining how every person has a place with God. Church planting is a great tool for expanding the reach of a church, while supporting others in need of community and a better relationship with God.
  21. Church Planting Resources | Southern Baptists of Texas

    Church Planting Resources | Southern Baptists of Texas

    Church Planting Resources | Southern Baptists of Texas helps with everything from proposals to focus groups and ensure church planters in the area are able to adopt the most successful approach. The impressive content speaks directly to church planters.
  22. Church Planting | Converge MidAmerica

    Church Planting | Converge MidAmerica

    Church Planting | Converge MidAmerica has 5 church planning regions and makes for useful information to outline the most useful practices related to success. The site displays impressive flexibility and helps significantly.
  23. Calvary Church Planting Network

    Calvary Church Planting Network

    Calvary Church Planting Network has refined a vision that makes it easier for Calvary Chapel church planters to understand how to properly cultivate a new church planting. Through mentors and state-of-the-art training, they’re changing how churches grow in the 21st century.
  24. Church Planting – Growing Healthy Churches

    Church Planting - Growing Healthy Churches

    Church Planting – Growing Healthy Churches is loaded with useful tips for supporting those involved in church planting. Through the various planting “clusters” and their useful discovery center, they’ve been able to make large strides regarding how to plant new churches.
  25. Minnesota Assemblies Of God: Church Planters

    Minnesota Assemblies Of God: Church Planters

    The Minnesota Assemblies of God: Church Planters works to spread the word of God through church planting initiatives across the state. They have a track record showing 8 decades of successful work and continue to make headway to establish congregations.
  26. Waterhouse Church Planting Network

    Waterhouse Church Planting Network

    Waterhouse Church Planting Network was established in 2011 by a passionate group of planters that wanted to find ways to strengthen communities and spread the word of God. Their commitment to the cause has always proved fruitful and the site makes for a useful starting point to see how a successful church planting network is run.
  27. 2020 Church Planting

    2020 Church Planting

    2020 Church Planting helps to gain an understanding of an individual to see if they fit the model for a successful church planter. This is followed by a comprehensive training program that prepares individuals for long-term planting success.
  28. EFCA Eastern District | Church Planting

    EFCA Eastern District | Church Planting

    EFCA Eastern District | Church Planting is readily aware that more than 43 million people live in the Eastern District, so they work ardently to instill the faith of Jesus in them. The site has very useful content such as district ministries and planting 360.
  29. North American Church Planting Foundation (NACPF)

    North American Church Planting Foundation (NACPF)

    North American Church Planting Foundation functions as a non-profit organization aimed at helps increase church planting efforts across Canada, the United States, and Mexico. The map on their site shows all the places they’re active, along with a great conference they host annually.
  30. Baptist Convention of New England: Church Planting Resources

    Baptist Convention of New England: Church Planting Resources

    Baptist Convention of New England: Church Planting Resources helps individuals find a wealth of tools to focus on successful church planting initiatives. From equipment to samples of weekly activities, it’s very useful.
  31. House Church Planter

    House Church Planter

    House Church Planter helps expand the reach churches have in communities to better equip them to work in underserved urban settings and diversify congregations. The site makes a great reference tool for learning how to refine skills related to church planting.
  32. Nexus Church Planting

    Nexus Church Planting

    Nexus Church Planting has extensive background when it comes to church planting and has worked with individuals from across the country to help them establish a new congregation. They take a pragmatic approach to planting and have found a good amount of success throughout Texas.
  33. New Breed Church Planting

    New Breed Church Planting

    New Breed Church Planting is a progressive organization that helps all denominations get involved in church planting and emphasizes equality between men and woman as church planters. Their views and blog all contribute to an impressive amount of content for individuals to sift through and improve their skills.
  34. Northeast Church Planting Coalition

    Northeast Church Planting Coalition

    Northeast Church Planting Coalition helps create an active network between Toronto, New York, and Boston that promotes church planting throughout the Northeast. It acts as a great reference tool for those looking to begin planting in this area.
  35. Baptist Church Planters

    Baptist Church Planters

    Baptist Church Planters empowers individuals to get invested into their church by working on planting initiatives in other areas. This expands the reach of a church organization and creates a larger community.
  36. Church Planting International

    Church Planting International

    Church Planting International details the ministry and planting work that individuals are engaging in abroad and the site is loaded with inspirational stories of success and overcoming struggle. Additionally, it goes in-depth to explain important issues and how to find success in church planting.
  37. North American Missions (NAM)

    North American Missions (NAM)

    North American Missions supports evangelical efforts all across the continent. The organization currently supports 300 church planting families pursuing several methods of church planting.
  38. Treasuring Christ Together Network

    Treasuring Christ Together Network

    The Treasuring Christ Together Network is dedicated to multiplying churches and spreading the love of God through collaboration and and networking among global churches that share their mission.
  39. The NETS Institute for Church Planting

    The NETS Institute for Church Planting

    The NETS Institute for Church Planting is a training and sending center with the expressed mission of establishing gospel-driven churches in New England and beyond. The organization selects, trains, and supports church planters and their families.
  40. Church Planting Ministries – Christian and Missionary Alliance

    Church Planting Ministries - Christian and Missionary Alliance

    The Alliance’s office of church planting is dedicated to the Biblical mandate to “make disciples of all nations,” also known as “The Great Commission.” They believe that church planting is a strong way to accomplish the goal of bringing new disciples into the fold.
  41. Church Planting Movements

    Church Planting Movements

    Church Planting Movements explain the most intricate elements of how to plant churches abroad and what other obstacles individuals may be tasked with. It’s an interesting site that shows how various cultural influences can be incredibly important.
  42. West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists: Become a Planter

    West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists: Become a Planter

    The West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists: Become a Planter makes it easier than ever to spread the growth of one’s church. It’s an incredible way to spread a church’s message to others.
  43. Japan Church Planting Institute (JCPI)

    Japan Church Planting Institute (JCPI)

    Japan Church Planting Institute is an international initiative focused on fostering an environment that is collaborative and useful for gathering all the latest resources on church planting abroad. The site is incredibly useful for learning what church planning is like in Japan.
  44. Church Multiplication Ministries

    Church Multiplication Ministries

    The Church Multiplication Ministries focuses on coaching, consulting, communities, and communications related to church planting. The blog also gives users great perspective as to what is taking place currently in church planting.
  45. Global Church Planting Network

    Global Church Planting Network

    Global Church Planting Network seeks innovative ways to advance church planting and features a wealth of useful content, namely Strategic Information. Their “Unreached People of the Day” explains a particular area or community of people that haven’t been reached by missionaries yet.
  46. Converge

    Converge

    Converge brings together project management and social media to create a system that allows for extensive collaboration related to church planting and much more. Their online resource library opens the door to inform users in the most comprehensive manner possible.
  47. Northeast Church Planting

    Northeast Church Planting

    The Northeast Church Planting works with various organizations to promote unity and spread churches across the northeast. They’ve looked at the successful trends from The First and Second Great Awakening and apply this information to a contemporary model.
  48. Ed Stetzer

    Ed Stetzer

    Ed Stetzer has long been renowned for his speaking and writing abilities and currently works as the President of Lifeway Research Division. He makes wonderful contributions to Christianity Today and is well-versed in the best church planting approaches.
  49. Frontline Church Planting

    Frontline Church Planting

    Frontline Church Planting is a comprehensive church planting website that regularly hosts conferences and events to educate individuals on the best approaches to church planting. Featuring a section entirely devoted to church identity, the site is sure to educate others on how to go about planting a church that people want to associate with.
  50. The Summit Network

    The Summit Network

    The Summit Network has a goal of planting 1000 churches in our generation and while this seems like a high number, they’re incredibly committed to the idea that if you plant it, it will grow. By keeping a focus on gospel, they’re able to spread God’s word with love.
  51. Acts 29: Plant Churches

    Acts 29: Plant Churches

    Acts 29: Plant Churches works around the clock to find individuals committed to church planting and multiplication. The organization seeks to find spiritual pioneers who are willing to go on adventures to connect more people with the Church of Jesus Christ.
  52. Clueless Church Planter

    Clueless Church Planter

    Clueless Church Planter helps those who don’t know how to get started with church planting, but wants more information and are interested in how to get more involved. The blog posts make for wonderful content for beginners.

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Local & Regional Organizations

Local and regional organizations provide logistical and even financial support for church planters of their denomination. The backing and moral support of a church planting organization can make the process much smoother and more likely to succeed.

  1. Boston Church Planting

    Boston Church Planting

    Boston Church Planting has information on what it’s like to be a church planter in almost every neighborhood in the Boston area. The regularly update blog posts examine different issues on planting and what the Boston area has to offer.
  2. Houston Church Planting Network

    Houston Church Planting Network

    The Houston Church Planting Network focuses on unites various church leaders working to establish denominations, churches, and much more. They have been integral to fostering an accepting environment that has been crucial to the Houston area.
  3. San Diego Church Planting

    San Diego Church Planting

    San Diego Church Planting wastes no time educating church planters on how to address concerns about planting a church in the San Diego area. The impressive display of resources and training content looks at circumstances unique to the San Diego area, along with information applicable to other parts of the country.
  4. Seattle | Church Planting

    Seattle | Church Planting

    Seattle | Church Planting helps individuals in the Seattle area learn how they can be become planters and impact communities for the long-term. The impressive resources on the site detail what can be done in the Seattle area and beyond.
  5. NYC Church Planting

    NYC Church Planting

    New York City has more people than entire states, which makes it unique to certain obstacles and benefits. NYC Church Planting works vehemently to take advantage of the diverse population living in this world class city.
  6. Northwest Church Planting

    Northwest Church Planting

    Northwest Church Planting serves the northwest region of America and has been a huge part in helping provide communities with the church organizations they desire. They’re a great association to get involved with when looking the plant a church in the area.
  7. Church Planting America

    Church Planting America

    Church Planting America is a crucial component to helping Christian educational institutions teach the leaders that will go out into the world and become church planters. They aid pastors and missionaries with an impressive array of ministry materials.

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Tools, Training & Software

Building a church from scratch, even with support, is a lot of work, and requires skilled management. These tool and software are designed to make the process of church planting easier to organize and easier to manage.

  1. The Christian Research Institute

    The Christian Research Institute

    The Christian Research Institute is constantly doing work aimed at promoting Christianity globally and they feature an impressive display of information that is useful for those embarking on their own planting journeys. With book reviews, a broadcast section, and thorough answers section, it’s sure to have renewed use.
  2. Church Community Builder

    Church Community Builder

    Church Community Builder is web-based software designed to make managing a church much easier. Aside from increased accessibility due to being based online, there are also coaches to help individuals get the projects off the ground.
  3. Church Planting Movements

    Church Planting Movements

    Church Planting Movements is run by the International Mission Board and has 9 chapters of useful information for learning how to plant a church and what processes are associated with it. Additionally, the site features information on prayer needs, missionary info, and more.
  4. Church Staffing

    Church Staffing

    Church Staffing is a go-to site for pastors and other individuals of the church to find jobs across the country and help find new ways to contribute to local communities. Their work has helped countless churches strengthen their ability to connect with others through facilitation of new church planters nationally.
  5. Ekklesia 360

    Ekklesia 360

    Ekklesia 360 is project management software that is designed from the ground-up to encourage church planting and creates lasting innovation through their insightful methods. The software increases the ease of a project regardless of size of complexity.
  6. ACTIVE Network

    ACTIVE Network

    ACTIVE Network is cutting-edge church management software that operates on the cloud, which gives users the ability to manage their church from anywhere with internet.
  7. Monk Development

    Monk Development

    Monk Development helps individuals refine the vision of their church planting initiative while focusing on web development and other solutions for finding success.
  8. Sojourn Network

    Sojourn Network

    Sojourn Network is a site with a contemporary feel that works ardently to allow pastors to multiply healthy churches and create a lasting impact on communities. The site’s success is reinforced by the featured churches that have made incredible strides.
  9. Church Planter Magazine

    Church Planter Magazine

    Church Planter Magazine is a monthly publication that aims to be comprehensive enough to address the newest issues faced by church planters. The podcast and help desk ensure that there is plenty of new content to check out.
  10. Church Planter Profiles

    Church Planter Profiles

    Church Planter Profiles invites users to create a profile, get a free screening, and figure out how they can best cultivate a resume that will prepare them for getting involved in church planting. The immediacy of the site is important to those looking to get involved as fast as possible.
  11. Church Plant Media

    Church Plant Media

    Church Plant Media builds great websites for gospel ministry. They focus all of their efforts on developing a web solution that serves both church and mission. Each of their website designs are easy to use and easy to maintain with personal support, all at an affordable price.
  12. ChairTex

    ChairTex

    When church planting, you’re going to need all the proper supplies to start a congregation and ChairTex is sure to be a one-stop website for all chair needs a church will have.
  13. ProclaimCRM

    ProclaimCRM

    ProclaimCRM is church management software that is intuitive enough for pastors and other church officials to adequately grow and manage a new organization.
  14. Christian Book Distributors (CBD)

    Christian Book Distributors (CBD)

    Christian Book Distributors has content on every aspect of Christian life and innovative content related to promoting stronger churches. Their wide array of books ensures that every individual can find a publication that brings them closer to God.
  15. Church Smart Resources

    Church Smart Resources

    Church Smart Resources understands the need for comprehensive church building resources in order for individuals to be able to plant new churches. The products on the site convey all the most-needed information to church leaders.
  16. Church Planting University

    Church Planting University

    Church Planting University educates prospective church planters on approaches that can prove most successful when looking to establish one’s practice. The educational material is useful for any leader in a church to know how to lead a congregation.
  17. Nuts & Bolts

    Nuts & Bolts

    Nuts & Bolts is a useful site for learning how to plant churches more successfully or just further one’s leadership skills thoroughly. The organization is led by a team of expert church planters who found their own success in establishing a church in Ocala, Florida.
  18. Center for Church Communication

    Center for Church Communication

    Center for Church Communication knows that for church planting to be successful, pastors must be adept at communicating. The organization is a nonprofit started in 1998 and helps churches develop better communication skills.
  19. Church Planting Leadership Fellowship

    Church Planting Leadership Fellowship

    The Church Planting Leadership Fellowship holds events, publish podcasts, and provide other useful information on how to become a better leader of a church and ultimately a planter. Their forum also allows for church planters to come and discuss issues they’ve had and work to overcome them.
  20. Passion for Planting

    Passion 4 Planting

    Passion for Planting works with church planters to focus on a vision that will promote growth in a church and better relationships in the community and with God. The site features free software and useful downloadable content.
  21. ChurchPlaza

    ChurchPlaza

    ChurchPlaza has been around for over a quarter century and has makes a great place to turn for getting the highest quality seating for any church. Their impressive display of seating options allows for church planters of all kinds to find success.
  22. The Table Project

    The Table Project

    The Table Project is a social media application that helps to connect individuals and makes it easier to cultivate unity within a church and make others feel welcomed. The app has grown rapidly in popularity and is very useful.
  23. Pastormatch

    Pastormatch

    Pastormatch connects various pastors, churches, and districts that are part of the Church of the Nazarene and assists with pastor placement. The innovative approach helps faster facilitate relationships between pastors in need of a church.
  24. Church Planting Training

    Church Planting Training

    Church Planting Training helps create new leaders to create new churches around the world. They have developed an impressive 1 year training program that gets pastors and other leaders up to speed rapidly.
  25. The Church Multiplication Training Center

    The Church Multiplication Training Center

    The Church Multiplication Training Center informs readers on some of the most important issues related to church planting and multiplication. They have an impressive display of classes and even training in Spanish.
  26. EFCA START

    EFCA START

    EFCA START helps church planters to mobilize those disconnected from the church in America and even details the latest church planting opportunities. It’s an insightful way to understand how to best make an impact on a community.
  27. Exponential

    Exponential

    Exponential helps to accelerate the church planting and multiplication process and does so by teaching others how to be better leaders and guide more people towards God. Featuring a diverse team of experts with varied backgrounds, they’ve been incredibly successful.
  28. Dynamic Church Planting International

    Dynamic Church Planting International

    Dynamic Church Planting International has been an integral part to spreading the word of Jesus around the world. Their site features great content that illustrates how they’re able to give back to communities through God’s work.
  29. The Church Planting Supersite

    The Church Planting Supersite

    The Church Planting Supersite breaks content down into a number of useful categories that church planters can use to make sure every aspect of launching a church is covered. The thoroughness of the site might not make planting a church easier, but it definitely provides all the resources aimed at succeeding.
  30. Church Planting Tools

    Church Planting Tools

    Church Planting Tools it a great page to bookmark when wonderful how to approach church planting in a method that will impact people. The site is led by Carl Christiansen, an experienced church planter that is committed to spreading God’s word and uniting communities.
  31. Outreach

    Outreach

    Outreach has all the products that one would need while trying to launch a new church. The impressive selection of materials, which range from books to banners and brochures, is sure to make it easier to foster a new church community.
  32. Portable Church Industries

    Portable Church Industries

    Portable Church Industries is an organization made for the 21st century and they understand how the internet is changing the way communities are formed. As a church planting organization, they’re indispensable when it comes to worthwhile planting content.
  33. 21st Century Strategies

    21st Century Strategies

    21st Century Strategies is a site devoted to contemporary thinking styles as relevant for church planting. There are many new obstacles that should be taken into consideration regarding church planting in the age of the internet and this site helps overcome those.
  34. Church Planting Assessment Center

    Church Planting Assessment Center

    Church Planting Assessment Center knows all the qualities that make up a proficient church leader and uses a variety of surveys and tests to determine one’s qualifications for being a church planter.
  35. Church Planting Wiki

    Church Planting Wiki

    Church Planting Wiki is a detailed resource for prospective church planters to learn how to be the most prepared when entering the job. As a wiki page, it’s perfect for experienced church planters to share their valuable insight with others.

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General Church Planting Information

A church planting movement is a long term project that takes dedication and unwillingness to quit. These resources can offer information and guidance for every step along the way.

  1. Church Planting | Every Nation

    Church Planting | Every Nation

    Church Planting | Every Nation has been around for 20 years and has a multi-ethnic and multi-generational view of God that works to unite people through church planting. The content on the site is very diverse and includes a directory, podcasts, videos, and multiple blogs.
  2. V3 Church Planting Movement

    V3 Church Planting Movement

    V3 Church Planting Movement has a colorful layout and separate content for both planters and churches alike. They have assessments that are useful to determine who is qualified to be a pastor or church leader, along with programs that promote diverse, multicultural churches.
  3. Chicago Partnership for Church Planting

    Chicago Partnership for Church Planting

    Based in the “city of neighborhoods”, Chicago Partnership for Church Planting has a mission to plant gospel-centered churches in as many of the diverse communities in the city as possible.
  4. ChurchPlanting.com

    ChurchPlanting.com

    ChurchPlanting.com is working around the world to enhance the abilities communities have to form a relationship with God and get involved with Christianity. The blog is run by a team of writers that have built up a well-known reputation in the church planting community, so it’s a great place to read up on contemporary developments.
  5. Liberty Church Planting Network

    Liberty Church Planting Network

    Liberty Church Planting Network unites pastors and churches to more aptly facilitate the growth of new churches around the globe. They’ve done an impressive amount of work to create new leaders that have been successful church planters.
  6. ChurchPlanters

    ChurchPlanters

    Founded in 2006, ChurchPlanters mission features a scope that aims to increase church planting initiatives in North America and abroad. The site also has a great selection of videos that are incredibly informative.

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