Soma is a family of churches who believe missional communities are the primary organizing structure of the church and a very effective means for developing gospel-centered disciples. Their vision is to see gospel saturation so that every man, woman and child has a daily encounter with Jesus through word and deed. Their mission is to establish a family of churches around the world who are committed to making disciples who make disciples to the glory of God. Soma School is for existing or potential church planters. During Soma School you will get to pray for and serve our cities, study the biblical and theological foundations of Soma, reflect on the incarnational responses to the needs of our region, and live with us as family as we learn to embody the gospel as a community.
Sojourn Network is a network of evangelical, reformed baptistic churches that covenant together to plant more and healthier churches. We are a network that exists to bring glory to God by being formed into his image and carrying out his marching orders – to make disciples of all nations, starting right here in North America. God’s plan to build his kingdom requires many networks and denominations – both small and large – to affirm, assess, train, fund, coach, lead, and renew church planters and existing churches to multiply themselves to reach people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Sojourn Network is a network that is made up of two types of churches: (1) Church Plants and (2) Strategic Partners. Their desire is to partner with churches from across the world that share the same beliefs and vision for equipping and training men from within the local church to be sent out and plant more healthy churches.
The Gospel Coalition (TGC) is a fellowship of evangelical churches deeply committed to renewing our faith in the gospel of Christ and to reforming our ministry practices to conform fully to the Scriptures. TGC believes gospel–centered ministry is characterized by: empowered corporate worship, evangelistic effectiveness, counter–cultural community, the integration of faith and work, and he doing of justice and mercy. Such a balance will produce churches with winsome and theologically substantial preaching, dynamic evangelism and apologetics, and church growth and church planting.
Over the last ten years Acts 29 has emerged from a small band of brothers to over 400 churches in the United States and networks of churches in multiple countries. We want to allow a unifying, uncommon move of God to happen through Acts 29 -- all centered on the gospel and advancing the mission of Jesus through obediently planting church-planting churches. It is our desire to see this leading to millions of lives changed by the power of the Spirit for the glory of God. Acts 29 is not a model or a style. We have classical church plants with a preacher and a congregation, we have video-delivered sermons, we have missional community models, replants, and existing churches that want to plant churches with us. We seek to be a movement of church-planting networks - that is, decentralized and empowered networks to lead men of all different types of churches in order to make disciples of all people groups.
Sovereign Grace Ministries plants and builds churches with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Sovereign Grace is a family of churches passionate about advancing the Great Commission through church planting. In support of that mission Sovereign Grace facilitates partnerships among pastors, operates a Pastors College, hosts events, and publishes books, music, and other resources. One of the primary connections among Sovereign Grace churches is a commitment to a common Statement of Faith, which is summarized as evangelical, Reformed, and charismatic. At the core of our doctrine is the gospel of Jesus Christ—the glorious truth that Jesus Christ died and was raised so that sinners would be reconciled to God. The gospel is our primary passion and the driving influence in our churches' preaching, worship, small groups, and outreach.
Harvest Bible Fellowship is the church-planting ministry of Harvest Bible Chapels. We're all about passionately pursuing the fulfillment of Jesus Christ's promise to build His church. Founded by Pastor James MacDonald, the Fellowship (1) assesses, trains and equips select men to serve as Harvest Senior Pastors; (2) confirms their planting locations; (3) assists with the development and launch of new Harvest Bible Chapels; (4) replants existing churches to become Harvest Bible Chapels; and (5) supports every Senior Pastor and local church through ongoing equipping throughout the life of their churches. As an independent, non-profit organization; our strong conviction is that local churches exist to glorify God through fulfilling the Great Commission.
The Alliance for Saturation Church Planting attempts to facilitate church planting in the 27 countries of post-communist Eurasia. Alliance-related, Facilitation Teams resident in 14 of these countries seek to identify, envision, train and mobilize existing and emerging churches to plant new churches. So that the gospel is available to every person, these teams desire to facilitate church multiplication. Facilitation efforts exist in Central Asia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia&Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine. Alliance partners are also employing saturation church planting elements in Albania, Belarus and Bulgaria.
The Southwest Church Planting Network is a cooperative work of Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) churches in Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. As of the end of July 2010, the Network has started or materially assisted in the planting of 39 new PCA churches and supported the initiation of 9 new Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) ministries in the Southwest. It is our vision to plant 75 new churches in the Southwest by the year 2020. In addition, we are seeking to place a RUF on each major college campus in the Southwest.
The goal of the Church Planting Task Force is to release healthy, fully functioning churches which in turn can plant healthy reproducing churches. Our team of church plant coordinators (CPCs), who are also local church pastors, identify, assess, train, deploy and coach church planters in every region of the country. The mission of Vineyard USA is to join God’s mission in the world by building a community of churches that are proclaiming and practicing the full message and reality of the kingdom of God.
Stadia brings people and churches together to transform lives and communities through church planting. Stadia strives to provide the BEST planter care possible to create the healthiest servants and most sustainable church planting environments. We have pioneered many of the practices we provide within our planter care strategy: support network, formal assessment, coaching, project management, and spousal support through Bloom!
The Foursquare Church meets in living rooms, stadiums and everywhere in between. We spread God's love from Alabama to Zimbabwe, introducing the world to Jesus Christ, the Savior, Baptizer, Healer and Soon-Coming King. The Foursquare Church exists to glorify God and advance His kingdom. Our call is to preach Jesus Christ, God's Son, as the Savior, Baptizer with the Holy Spirit, Healer and coming King. Our assignment is to develop healthy, growing churches. Our commitment is to plant national churches around the world led by loving servants of Jesus Christ. Churches developed in this manner will reproduce again and again. This makes possible the spread of the gospel to those who have not heard or accepted the message of God's Son.
Assemblies of God Church Multiplication Network
The Church Multiplication Network (CMN) was created to effectively equip, strategically fund and innovatively network church planters. Since 2008, CMN has helped over 500 new churches open, 170 of which are Matching Fund Churches. Whether you are partnering with a church plant, starting a site from your church or stepping out to begin a new church, the Assemblies of God Church Multiplication Network is here to help guide you through the process. If you aren't following the right steps, starting a church can feel like jumping out of an airplane without a parachute. This is where the CMN can help by providing church multipliers with the tools necessary to plant a healthy, vibrant church.
Vision360 was founded in 2004 as a collaborative effort between business leaders and ministry leaders to plant churches. Vision360 is an emerging movement of leaders in business, education, governance, agriculture, civil society, and the arts that comes together around the central question of what it looks like for Christ-followers to see transformation happen in their city. It always leads to the mobilization of Christ-followers in serving their city and the multiplication of churches. In six short years Vision360 has planted over 265 churches in the United States and helped facilitate other movements around the world in the planting of thousands of churches.
ARC is an association of relational churches working with church planters, church leaders, and churches in transition to provide support, guidance and resources to launch and grow life-giving churches. We are successful mentors and coaches, partnering with leaders and friends, to foster spirit-filled churches that work – that are relevant to the un-churched–– and to put one in every community. When we partner with you, it’s for a lifetime. We work with generous people and invest in them heart-to-heart and face-to-face, supplying friendship, money, relationships, resources, and ideas for ministry. God blesses us as we share what we have to meet each other’s needs and expand God’s kingdom: resulting in more resources, more leaders, and more life-giving churches transforming culture worldwide.
The recent history of Converge MidAmerica Church Planting (formerly Midwest Church Planting) has been a remarkable example of God at work. Time after time, a vision is cast for an area of MidAmerica in need of a solid church presence - and God has led. Church planting over the last 6 years has changed the landscape of the MidAmerica Conference. We are expanding into new territories. We are recapturing older areas and we are saturating others with multiple churches. Our vision is to see a spirit-filled synergy take place among our churches that will combine the power of a regional district with the power of a multiplying church.
Church Planting Solutions is currently developing three software tools for church planters and related ministries, Converge, ExponentialChannel, and DiscoveringOneself. Converge is a project management system to help church planters keep track of everything that needs to happen prior to launch. In short, to answer the question, “What do I do now?” ExponentialChannel (nearing beta testing) is a web media aggregator to help church planters and other ministries quickly deploy web pages to stream their own custom streaming content. DiscoveringOneself (nearing beta testing) is a tool to help individuals get a 360 degree view of themselves as they try to determine their next steps in ministry as well as to help ministries place people in the best spots in ministry.