If we hope to send qualified and well-equipped men and women to plant healthy churches that last, a process is critical to helping planters develop the life rhythms, spiritual habits, personal and marital health, and ministry competencies needed to thrive in the faith-filled and difficult calling of starting a new church. Our primary venue for developing church planters and their families in the areas listed above is through a 12-month training cohort.
The Church Planter Training Cohort
This cohort is an invite-only cohort for church planters who receive an approved assessment. After completing our assessment and post-assessment video call with a member of our staff, a church planter and his wife will then be personally invited into the training cohort.
Combining theological training with practical church planter mechanics, the goal of this cohort-based training is:
to provide training and care in the 12 areas listed in the Church Planter Profile that were found to be deficient during the assessment process,
to prepare planters personally, spiritually, and organizationally to plant and launch their church,
and to offer a venue where rich personal relationships can be forged with other planters.
This cohort has been crafted with the planter in mind and is designed to be a well-resourced avenue for continued training, relational connection, and a deeper dive into the culture and values of our network. While this is something that will require time and effort on the planter's part, we believe it will prove to be worthwhile for the planter and the health of his family and ministry.