Church Planting Organizations

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Compiled by R. Paige Mathews

Christian churches and churches of Christ are committed to church planting! Just a quick look at this list will remind you that church leaders from coast to coast are working to reach non-Christians with new congregations.

Church planting organizations and associations were asked to share information about their ministry beyond basic contact information. That information is condensed below, for those who answered our survey.

 

(For your convenience, this list is available as a pdf. Just click here: Church Planting Organizations.)

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Alabama State Evangelizing Association

Philip King

3601 Lorna Ridge Drive

Hoover, AL 35216

(205) 278-5200

pking@americapitalfunding.com

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Big Rock Evangelistic Association

Bill McCoy, Board Chairman

Little Rock, AR

(501) 837-4916

Bkmccoy2@sbcglobal.net

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The Center for Church Advancement

David Roadcup, Executive Director

2700 Glenway Avenue

Cincinnati, OH 45204

(513) 244-8184

David.roadcup@ccuniversity.edu

www.healthychurches.org

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Central Illinois Evangelizing Association

Bob Hentrich, President

510 Frances Street

Chillicothe, IL 61523

(309) 274-4419

bhentric@mchsi.com

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Christian Church Starters

Errol Stepp, Executive Director

P. O. Box 1147

Edgewood, NM 87015

(505) 286-2544

errolnm@juno.com

www.ccsnm.net

Vision: Christian Church Starters exists to establish a church planting movement in New Mexico.

Focus: Christian Church Starters primarily plants churches in New Mexico and El Paso, Texas.

Success: New City Christian Church, launched in March 2010 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is the fourth plant in the last 10 years.

Future: Christian Church Starters will next plant in New Mexico’s second-largest city, Las Cruces.

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Christian Evangelistic Association

George Johnson, Executive Director

28225 51st Pl. S.

Auburn, WA 98001

(253) 854-8200

George@theCEA.org

www.theCEA.org

Vision: Reaching 1 percent of the Northwest with the gospel of Jesus Christ through the planting of new churches.

Focus: To serve as a catalyst for church planting in the Northwest by partnering with churches and sister organizations to start healthy, reproducing churches.

Success: In the past decade, CEA has
planted 25 churches in Washington, Idaho, Alaska, Oregon, and British Columbia.

Future: The immediate focus is on new churches in Corvallis and Portland, Oregon; Boise, Idaho; Seattle, Washington; and Salt Lake City, Utah. CEA is working toward the goal of partnering to launch 100 churches in the Northwest in the next decade.

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Christian Evangelistic Mission

Mike Knight, Director

P. O. Box 1001

Ankeny, IA 50021

(515) 802-5127

cemdirector@gmail.com

www.cemchurches.org

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Christian Evangelizing Association of Kansas

P. O. Box 682

Tonganoxie, KS 66086-0682

Brad Fogo, Board Chairman

(913) 962-9966

fogo@crossroads-christian.org

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Christian Evangelizing Fellowship

David Hargrave, Director

745 Symmes Road

Fairfield, OH 45014

(513) 867-1833

david@fairfieldchurchofchrist.com

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Church of Christ Development Company

Mark Bergman, Church Plant Administrator

8621 – 104 Street

Edmonton, Alberta T6E 4G6 Canada

(780) 406-1045

Mbergman@churchdevelopment.ca

www.churchdevelopment.ca

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Church of Christ Evangelism

James Laramore, Evangelist

P. O. Box 295

Mardela Springs, MD 21837

(410) 546-2069

jlarmore@juno.com

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Church Planters of the Rockies

Jim Phillips, Director

40 E Highlands Ranch Parkway

Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

(303) 471-9644

Jim.phillips@mountainviewfamily.org

www.churchplanters.cc

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East 91st Street Christian Church

6049 East 91st Street

Indianapolis, IN 46250

Steve Larson, E91 Regional Director

813 Saddle Club Lane

Howell, MI 48843

(734) 552-5175

slarsonmi@comcast.net

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Effective Evangelism

Bruce Webster, President

1205 East 105th Street

Indianapolis, IN 46280

(317) 846-1628

brucew@effective-evangelism.org

www.effective-evangelism.org

Vision: Multiplying new Christians by multiplying new churches.

Focus: While there are no geographic boundaries, Effective Evangelism’s primary area is the Midwest and working with small and midsize churches (25 to 1,000) to partner in new church planting.

Success: Effective Evangelism has been working recently with The Gathering in Carmel, Indiana, a church plant by a former elder and teacher at East 91st Street Christian Church in Indianapolis.

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Empire State Evangelizing Association

Monte Smith, Director

911 Church Street

North Syracuse, NY 13212

(315) 458-8808

depthofmercy@yahoo.com

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Envision

Dave Milam, Chairman

P. O. Box 1121

Kernersville, NC 27285

info@envision.cc

www.envision.cc

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Florida Church Planters

Mike Kocolowski, Director

P. O. Box 951719

Lake Mary, FL 32795-1719

(407) 268-5000

mike@cfrministry.org

www.floridachurchplanters.org

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GTOthers Evangelizing Association

Larry Jamison, Director

1598 Chenoweth Circle

Bowling Green, KY 42104

(270) 782-2634

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The Heartland Project

Justin Moxley, Director

P. O. Box 14943

Lenexa, KS 66285-4943

(913) 839-1541

Justin@thehearlandproject.org

www.theheartlandproject.org

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Heart of Texas Evangelistic Association

Charles McNeely, Executive Director

18771 FM 2252, Building 26

San Antonio, TX 78266

(210) 663-7956

charlesmcneely@bellsouth.net

www.hotea.info

Vision: Heart of Texas Evangelistic Association (HOTEA) exists to promote evangelism, start new churches, and strengthen existing churches.

Focus: HOTEA’s main focus is to start new Christian churches in south-central Texas and to help existing churches improve their evangelistic efforts, strengthen their eldership, and engage in strategic planning to foster new church work.

Success: HOTEA started LifeBridge Christian Church in Schertz, Texas, on September 12, 2010. In addition, 27 seminars and workshops have been conducted for area churches.

Future: HOTEA hopes to launch a new church every two years and is planning an institute in San Antonio to train adults in preaching, teaching, evangelizing, and serving as elders and deacons.

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Hisportic Christian Mission

Carl Bookout, Executive Director

105 South Friendswood Drive, Suite C

Friendswood, TX 77546

(281) 482-3800

cbookout@hcm.org

www.hcm.org

Vision: The purpose of Hisportic Christian Mission (HCM) is to evangelize Portuguese-speaking people and empower pastors to equip the people.

Focus: Since 1984 HCM has focused on U.S. immigrants from Brazil, Portugal, and Cape Verde, planting churches in all cities where there is a concentrated population of Portuguese-speaking people. HCM has expanded into African countries and recently established a Brazilian church planter in Guinea-Bissau.

Success: The Christian Church Brazilian was started three years ago in Atlanta, Georgia. A number of native pastors have planted churches under a Brazilian church planter in Guinea-Bissau.

Future: A new congregation is being planted in Framingham, Massachusetts, by a pastor from Brazil. The ministry in Guinea-Bissau is building a complex to house a pastor training college and a school for children.

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Ignite Church Planting

Lance Hurley, Executive Director

831 White Tail Bend

Manteno, IL 60950

(815) 685-1939

lance@ignitechurchplanting.com

www.ignitechurchplanting.com

Vision: Ignite Church Planting (ICP) exists to accelerate the spread of Jesus’ mission across the Chicagoland area by starting new churches.

Focus: ICP is focused on the 10 million people who reside in the Chicago, Illinois, region and Northwest Indiana.

Success: ICP has initiated or partnered in 20 new churches since 2001, including two in 2011 along the I-90 corridor.

Future: ICP is establishing a cluster of six new churches around O’Hare International Airport. The first one launched in October 2011, and the second is planned for 2012.

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Intermountain Church Planters Association

Stephen Edwards, Executive Director

P. O. Box 190175

Boise, ID 83687

(208) 631-9182

stephenicpa@cableone.net

www.icpahome.com

Vision: Loving God by discipling the nations through a multiplying church planting movement.

Focus: Intermountain Church Planters Association (ICPA) works to plant churches throughout the Northwest region of the United States.

Success: ICPA is in partnership with East 91st Street Christian Church (Indianapolis, Indiana), Christian Evangelistic Association (Seattle, Washington), Stadia, and 21 local churches in support of 8 new churches in 2011 in Boise, Idaho; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Mountain View, Wyoming.

Future: ICPA is establishing partnerships for new churches in 2012 and early 2013.

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Kairos: Church Planting Support

Stan Granberg, Executive Director

11124 NE Halsey Street #497

Portland, OR 97220-2021

(360) 521-4135

sgranberg@kairoschurchplanting.org

www.kairoschurchplanting.org

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Kentucky Church Planting Partnership

Doug Martin, Executive Director

P. O. Box 2026

Corbin, KY 40702

www.kcpp.org

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Keystone Church Planting Network

Don Hamilton, Director

P. O. Box 24

Lock Haven, PA 17745

(717) 439-9608

dhamilton@capitalareachurch.com

www.keystonechurchplanting.com

Vision: Keystone Church Planting Network (KCPN) exists to start new, healthy, growing, reproducing churches.

Focus: KCPN works primarily in Pennsylvania and throughout the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic region, the most highly populated and influential area of the United States.

Success: KCPN partnered with several churches and the Orchard Group to start Legacy Christian Church near Allentown, Pennsylvania, in 2009.

Future: KCPN is planning one new church next year and three within the next five years.

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Kingdom Synergy Partnerships

Greg Nettle, Leader

Al Dangelo, State Director/Contact Person

(330) 494-1860

7373 Portage St NW

Massillon, OH 44646

Vision: To make it hard to go to Hell in Ohio!

Focus: Planting new churches throughout the state of Ohio.

Success: Over the past five years, KSP has launched nine new churches in Ohio and partnered to launch four new churches in Ecuador.

Future: With seven new church plants already in process, KSP will continue toward its goal of planting 50 new churches. KSP endeavors to be one of the leading “missional” church plant networks.

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KYOWVA Evangelistic Association

Willie Purdee, Executive Director

1541 South Seventh Street

Ironton, OH 45638

(740) 532-8020

kyowva@sbcglobal.net

www.kyowva.com

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Minnesota Christian Evangelizing Association

Kim Storvick, Administrator

1705 SE Marshall Street

Albert Lea, MN 56007

(507) 373-1533

office@mnchristian.org

www.mnchristian.org

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Mission Alive

Gailyn Van Rheenen, Facilitator of Church Planting

4207 Meadow Ridge Drive

Carrollton, TX 75010-4030

(972) 939-4337

gailyn@missionalive.org

www.missionalive.org

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Missouri Operation for Vigorous Evangelism

Jerry Kilson, Evangelist

P. O. Box 104594

Jefferson City, MO 65110

(573) 635-0833

Jk_move@juno.com

http://movechurchplanters.org

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Nebraska Christian Evangelizing Association

Kent Mann, President

P. O. Box 3

Lexington, NE 68850

(308) 385-5950

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NewThing

Eric Metcalf, Director

1635 Emerson Lane

Naperville, IL 60450

(630) 388-5000

info@newthing.org

www.newthing.org

Vision: The vision of NewThing is to be a catalyst for a movement of reproducing churches relentlessly dedicated to helping people find their way back to God.

Focus: NewThing is primarily focused on planting reproducing churches through its Leadership Residency program wherever God leads the planter. NewThing has planted churches in Boston, New York City, San Francisco, Paris, and Brasilia. It works in both urban and rural areas, as well as in under-resourced, affluent, and ethnically diverse areas.

Success: In the last eight months of 2011, NewThing helped launch 17 new churches, 70 percent with leaders from its Leadership Residency program. Since its inception, NewThing has launched more than 100 churches.

Future: NewThing has set a goal of an additional 100 churches by early 2013. It is also looking into expanding globally and taking its Leadership Residency program online.

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Nexus: Church Planting & Leader Care

Philip Claycomb, Director

2700 Christian Parkway

Dallas, TX 75234

(972) 632-7020

pclaycomb@dallas.edu

www.nexus.us

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Northeastern Ohio Association of Helpers

Pat Hartson, Executive Director

P. O. Box 8251

Canton, OH 44632

(330) 877-1448

Churchplanter101@sbcglobal.net

www.noahchurches.org

Vision: Northeastern Ohio Association of Helper’s (NOAH’s) vision is to plant new churches and assist struggling churches.

Focus: NOAH strategically plants vibrant, healthy, reproducing New Testament churches in Northeastern Ohio. NOAH has also networked to plant churches as far away as South Africa. NOAH also assists struggling churches in its region to revitalize their ministries.

Success: NOAH partnered with others to plant three new churches in Ohio in 2010, and four new churches in South Africa over the last few years.

Future: NOAH is working to start three new churches in the Youngstown, Ohio, area and is sponsoring a mission work in Brazil.

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Northeastern Oklahoma Evangelizing Association

Bob Batchelor, Board Chairman

P. O. Box 30

Sapulpa, OK 74067

(918) 636-8188

rbatchelor@mcgrawok.com

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Northern Plains Evangelistic Association

Mike Sojka, Assistant Director

P. O. Box 1381

Huron, SD 57350

(605) 310-2026

msojka@npea.info

www.npea.info

Vision: Northern Plains Evangelistic Association (NPEA) exists to plant healthy reproducing churches in our region and the world.

Focus: NPEA plants churches in North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Manitoba, Canada. NPEA plants outside its region in strategic partnerships.

Success: Gateway Community Christian Church started September 11, 2011, in Bridger Valley, Wyoming. White Water Christian Church was started in Laramie, Wyoming, three years ago.

Future: NPEA will be planting a church in Bismarck, North Dakota, in fall 2012; it will be the first Restoration Movement church in that state. NPEA is planning a 2013 church start in Sheridan, Wyoming.

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North Willamette Christian Evangelizing Association

Sean Thome, Associate Director

10200 SW Nimbus Avenue

Tigard, OR 97223

(503) 639-0859

sean@pottershands.org

www.pottershands.org

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Oklahoma Christian Church Planters

Jason Murray, President

(405) 213-8438

dpccjm@coxinet.net

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OLÉ Church Planters

Bill Gilson, Executive Director

1642 Hummingbird Lane

Stayton, OR 97383

(503) 949-5404

Billgilson75@gmail.com

http://olechurchplanters.blogspot.com

Vision: OLÉ Church Planters exists to glorify God by working with local churches to bring the harvest among Spanish-speaking peoples through new church planting.

Focus: OLÉ works primarily in Oregon but is seeking expansion in the Northwest. It also is networking with families of Oregon church members in Latin America.

Success: Spanish-speaking services have been established at Christian churches in Newberg and Tigard.

Future: OLÉ is working on leadership development among Hispanics and on continuing partnerships with Anglo congregations.

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Orchard Group

Brent Storms, President

928 Broadway, Suite 404

New York, NY 10010

(978) 251-8100

info@orchardgroup.org

www.orchardgroup.org

Vision: Orchard Group plants growing and reproducing churches in New York, the Northeastern United States, and beyond.

Focus: For more than 60 years, Orchard Group has focused on New York City and strategic population centers in the Northeast. In the past 20 years, the focus has expanded to highly resistant cultures throughout the United States; for instance, Ventura, California; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Phoenix, Arizona.

Success: In recent years, Orchard Group has helped establish churches that now each average more than 1,000 in weekly attendance in New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. In addition, new churches were launched in fall 2011 in Upper Manhattan and Buffalo, New York, and Ventura, California.

Future: Orchard Group will launch its first international plant in Limerick, Ireland, in 2012.

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Oregon Christian Evangelizing Fellowship

Bob Wood, Director

3447 Redwood Avenue

Grants Pass, OR 97527

(541) 660-1790

ocef@charter.net

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Panhandle Evangelizing Association

Alan Morris, Executive Director

4224 Spark Street

Amarillo, TX 79108-5125

Aj-morris@sbcglobal.net

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Restoration House Ministries

Dan Clymer, Executive Director

1300 Willington Road

Manchester, NY 03104

(603) 668-8808

dclymer@rhmnewengland.org

www.rhmnewengland.org

Vision: Restoration House Ministries (RHM) exists to partner with the church in transforming the spiritual landscape of New England, and beyond, with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Focus: RHM is devoted to planting both ethnic and Anglo churches in the six New England states..

Success: RHM sponsored REUNION Christian Church in the Back Bay region of Boston in 2007. This church established a second campus in Somerville, Massachusetts, on October 23, 2011. NorthPointe Christian Church was started in Lincoln, Rhode Island, in 2009, and it just daughtered SouthPointe Christian Church in Warwick, Rhode Island, on October 30, 2011. Restoration House is also working with Dallas Christian College to develop an online college program to train church planting leaders for 20 house churches in China.

Future: RHM is implementing a long-range strategy for church health and church growth in New England. The first stage is to establish a flagship church in each of the six New England states. The second stage is to plant a cluster of churches around each flagship church that can work together “to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace” (Ephesians 4:3). The third stage will be for each cluster of churches to plant churches in cooperation with each other. The focus is on major cities along significant corridors of travel in each state. RHM is in the process of planting a cluster of churches around Providence, Rhode Island.

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RockSolid Ministries

Tom Weaver, Evangelist

P. O. Box 490

Corinth, MS 38835

(731) 614-1309

tom@rocksolidministries.org

www.rocksolidministries.org

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SC Evangelizing Association

Stan Lawhon, Director

20 Bell Road

Greenville, SC 29607

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South Jersey Evangelism

P. O. Box 2115

Vineland, NJ 08362

(856) 563-0376

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Stadia

Greg Nettle, President

P. O. Box 19700

Irvine, CA 92623

(423) 461-8303

Contact: Brent Foulke, Mobilization Executive

bfoulke@stadia.cc

www.stadia.cc

Vision: Stadia brings people and churches together to transform lives and communities through church planting.

Focus: Stadia plants churches throughout the United States and is working internationally, primarily in Ecuador and Israel.

Success: Since 2003 Stadia has helped plant 125 new churches with a total weekly attendance of approximately 25,000.

Future: While Stadia continues to plant churches domestically, it dreams of a day when every new church in the United States is planted together with a new church in another country. Stadia is pursuing the goal of 100 new church plants per year by the end of this decade.

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Virginia Evangelizing Fellowship

Tim Cole, Director of Church Planting

P. O. Box 6224

Williamsburg, VA 23188

(757) 220-6736

tim@vef.cc

www.vef.cc

Vision: The vision of Virginia Evangelizing Fellowship (VEF) is pursuing kingdom growth.

Focus: VEF works primarily in Virginia and parts of North Carolina, Maryland, and West Virginia.

Success: VEF planted Discovery Church in Bristol, Virginia, on September 11, 2011, and Catalyst Church in Morgantown, West Virginia, on October 2, 2011.

Future: VEF plans to launch Venture Christian Church in Danville, Virginia, in the spring of 2012, and is working on two additional plants for this year.

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Volunteer Evangelizing Association

Pal Wagnon, Director

1347 Campbell Street

Jackson, TN 38301

(731) 423-4659

Pbe55@charter.net

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Wisconsin Christian Missionary Association

Ken Henes, Executive Director

6516 Monona Dr. #127

Madison, WI 53716

(608) 335-3160

khenes@wcma.net

www.wcma.net

Vision: Wisconsin Christian Missionary Association (WCMA) exists to create vision, plans, services, and resources for new churches.

Focus: WCMA works primarily in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Success: WCMA collaborated in a partnership plant that launched Legacy Christian Church on October 2, 2011, in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee.

Future: WCMA is working with the mother church of the October 2011 plant to establish additional partnerships in the upper Midwest.

R. Paige Mathews is director for the Church Planting Assessment Center, consultant with Kairos Legacy Partners, and president of FIA Consulting. He lives in Firestone, Colorado.

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  1. Dear beloved in Christ,
    Greetings from Mission India.
    I am Babu Rao from India started church planting ministry newly.I am an young man accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Saviour in 2012.I dedicated to live for Christ and serve him throughout my life.I seek and pray for proper fellowship and for right guidance for my spiritual life and ministry which I have started.Please pray for me.
    Thanking you dear brother,
    In Him,
    Babu Rao.B

    The information about church planting organization in this list is really wonderful and useful to many seekers for church planting ministry.God bless you.

  2. Christian Greetings.

    I am writing from Uganda, a student of Livingstone International University studying Christian ministry.

    I have a vision of establishing a Christian church mission in Uganda. I have started working on it. The mission centre is called THE UGANDA MISSION OF CHRISTIAN CHURCHES. I am Planning to plant a church in Mbale town next year.

    I thank you for the above information and I hope that you will advise and guide me on how to go about this vision. Your prayers, and links with evangelical ministries will be the greatest resource for the new church.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Blessings,

    Nicholas.

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