PlanterPrep: Church Planting Residency Program

Church Planting ResidencyGetting ready to plant? Join us to prepare for the experience of your life… Church Planting.  By participating in a Passion for Planting Church Planting Residency (typically 1 year program) you’ll gain the practical experience you need to succeed by “learning the R.O.P.E.S.”

Research: Research potential church plant locations and their communities. Learn the how-to’s of church planting.
Observe: Observe and participate in ministry at healthy church plants. Serve significantly at New Life Christian Church (a church planting church) and spend quality time at three other regional church plants. Learn what it means to reach people far from God.
Present: Present and discuss your God-given vision and strategies with your peers and mentors.
Evaluate: Evaluate presentation feedback as well as peer presentations to prepare for healthier church starts.
Support: Support your peers and be supported as you embark on your planting journey.

A Church Planting Residency Program

Discovering & Equipping Next Generation Leaders

Training Plan

Your personalized church planting residency Training Plan is developed with an experienced mentoring team. It will include:

  • Practical ministry assignments at New Life Christian Church and other regional church plants
  • Tailored theological training
  • Developing the plans you’ll need to plant (ex. Launch Plan, Marketing Plan, Fundraising Plan, etc.)
  • Leadership training including strategic planning, critical thinking, and more
  • Teaching team experience
  • Participation in regional church planter coaching gatherings

Practical Experience

Our focus on practical experience prepares you to transition to the Church Planter/Senior Minister role with an emphasis on proven community outreach and service methods.

Compensation & Fundraising

Housing will be provided by volunteer families for single residents. Married resident housing needs will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. While a monthly stipend is provided to qualified residents, residents are also expected to raise funds during their residency. A portion of these funds may be set aside for the future church plant.

Church Planting Residency Application

Cohort 1:  Our next Church Planter Residency Cohort will begin in January 2015 and/or September 2015.

To Apply for Church Planter Residency Program:

  1. Visit
  2. Click: Register New Account
  3. Create Account
  4. Request Affiliation with: “Passion for Planting
  5. Proceed through the online Application Phases

Questions?  Please email for questions about our church planting residency program.