The Church Planting course is a seven session programme designed to equip and prepare church planters and their teams in the 12-18 months leading up to their plant.
The course covers the ‘nuts and bolts’ of church planting, with practical input from experienced practitioners. Participants in the learning community are encouraged to be teachers as well as students, with space given for times of reflection, discussion and sharing.
At the end of the course, the church planters present their planting vision, strategic plan, budget and growth plants to one another, and a panel of experienced clergy and other experts.
The course costs £300 for team leaders, and £100 for additional team members. This covers the cost of course materials, professional training fees, lunch and refreshments. Bursaries are available. The course takes place on Thursdays, from 9:30am to 4:30pm at St Edmund the King, Lombard St, London EC3V 9EA
The next Church Planting Course runs from Thursday 2 May – Thursday 27 June 2019
2019 Course dates:
Summer: 2 May – 27 June
(with a break on Thursday 20 June for the Church Planting Conference)
Autumn: 26 September – 14 November
2020 Course dates:
Spring: 23 January – 12 March
Summer: 30 April – 18 June
‘Church Planting can feel like a roller-coaster ride all on your own but the Church Planting Course helps you feel that you’re not alone and works through all those things that could keep you up at night. A must for anyone who has a passion to join God’s mission in bringing people to Christ and growing his church.’
‘This course takes the excitement and enthusiasm that church planters have and builds in practical support, planning and strategy to make it work.’
‘A really well-organised and inspirational course for anybody contemplating a church plant.’
Exploring Church Planting Course
For those who would like the space to start exploring church planting and whether it might be right for their church, have a look at our Exploring Church Planting Course. This course looks a wide range of models from history, different Christian traditions and contemporary practice. It is for the curious from all church traditions.