New Church

Church planters are passionate and skilled individuals who we want to work with to hone and focus energies towards the work of starting new, welcoming congregations. Our rigorous assessment and certification program pairs you with a coach who will walk through the process with you and your planting staff.


Get Certified

Become a certified church planter

Complete a rigorous series of assessments, in-person trainings, and coaching sessions to equip you with the entrepreneurial skills for 21st century ministry. You will not only sharpen your skills, but you will connect with a cohort of supportive colleagues on the same journey.

The certification process includes:

  • Initial Assessment: Discover your strengths as well as challenges you may encounter as a church leader.

  • MissionInsite Report of Community: Understand your local church community demographics with the data normally only accessible to denominational leadership.

  • Online Curriculum:

    • Required Church Planting or Renewal 1.0 and 2.0 sequence

    • Two electives chosen from our offerings in topics ranging from post-modern Socially Networked Ministry to traditional Spiritual Formation

    • 12 one-hour webinars on new church sustainability from some of today’s leading experts

  • A Year-Long Coaching Cohort: Participate in a content-rich coaching group led by an experienced church pastor. This includes an opening one-on-one coaching session, monthly group coaching calls and closed online interactive forum.

  • End-of-Year Assessment: Reflect on the year with a phone session from one of our consultants to co-assess your Leadership Portfolio

Fund Your Ministry

For communities, through communities

Flourishing congregations are built on the investment of passionate community members. Let your new community in on the ground floor by crowdfunding through