Resources for Churches & Church Planters


Listed below are many links for church planting resources. Please note that while these may be helpful, Church Extension does not endorse all of these sites.

NOTE: Take careful consideration of the sites marked with an *

Start a Church

Help with incorporation, bank accounts, by-laws, 501(c) (3) status, etc.

*Lifeway Research
This is Ed Stetzer’s website and home page for his ministry, Lifeway Research.

*Thrive Ministries
Thrive is a missional discipleship agency for small groups and missional communities who want more. We’ve created a process and a platform for engaging God’s mission of restoration and reconciliation in today’s world.

*Acts 29 Network
The mission of the Acts 29 Network is to band together Christian, Evangelical, Missional & Reformed churches, who, for the sake of Jesus and the Gospel, plant churches across the United States and the world. Acts 29 is a network of pastors from around the nation and world whose dream is to help qualified leaders called by God to plant new churches and replant declining churches.


*Church Planting Directory
An up-to-date directory of many mission-church planting links.

*Church Marketing Solutions
Church Marketing Solutions offers full-service design for churches, at non-profit prices. From brand strategy and identity…free demographic reports.

* Free Resources for Church Planting
A very valuable resource suite for free launch materials, demographics, music, and many other resources. – Church Planting Resources
Great resources and training tools for church planters and outreach.

Church Planting
Marketing, equipment, support services, and free launch checklist

 *Starting a Church
How to Incorporate, Bylaws, 501c3, Housing. Guaranteed!

*Mustard Seed Studio
Church Marketing and Consulting Make Your Church Guest Friendly!

Advertising Help
Advertising targeted to both large and fast growing churches.

NewThing Network
Catalyst for a Movement of Reproducing Churches

Affordable outreach tools, logos, and more for church plant leaders

A Free Church Planting Handbook
A church planting handbook for laypeople, by Brad Boydston. This is the third revision of the handbook, which was originally published in 1993.

An Introduction to Church Planting Movements
Definition of Church Planting Movement (CPM): “a rapid and multiplicative increase of indigenous churches planting churches within a given people group…”

Prospective Planters

Prospective Planters Profile

Church Planters Assessment Workbook

DCPI - New Dynamic CP Handbook

DCPI - Pre Assessment Profile


Material from “Personal Inventory and Indicator Tests” booklet was taken from “Maximizing Your Effectiveness” by Aubrey Malphurs, Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, 2006, Used by permission.

Helps for Wives

Church Multiplication Network – Assemblies of God Church Planting
CMN is driven by a missional focus to effectively equip church multipliers through assessing, training and coaching, and providing strategic funding and resources. As a part of the Assemblies of God, we connect church planters to networks of multipliers at the local, district and national levels.

Church Planting Training
Equipping church planting leaders, churches and associations to impact the planting of one million dynamic churches to reach the world for Christ…

Evangelical Free Church of America Church Planting
Welcome to the website for EFCA church planting in the United States. If you are interested in planting a church in another country…

New Churches.Com
Helpful reading for the big picture on church planting. Books, recommended resources for those considering planting a church…

Planting New Churches Church planting may be defined as initiating reproductive fellowships who … A number of characteristics of church planting are reflected in this…

Ethnic Church Planting
A documentation of how Dr. Chris Thomas planted 12 churches for various ethnic groups in the Seattle area.

Church Planting Links and Resources
This page provides resources and links to organizations working with ethnic churches and individuals in North America and around the world.

World Impact, Inc.
Inner city missions organization dedicated to planting churches among the unchurched urban poor in America.

Greater Boston Church Planting Collaborative
Sequential church planting is of particular interest to the collaborative: churches planting churches which plant churches…

Church Planting – Mennonite Mission Network Mennonite Mission Network exists to lead, mobilize and equip the church to participate in holistic witness to Jesus Christ in a broken world.

American Baptist Home Mission: New Church Planting

National Ministries is a mission organization radically committed to Jesus Christ and His church making cooperative connections for ministries of witness…

* Books: Planting Growing Churches for the 21st Century …Planting Growing Churches for the 21st Century: A Comprehensive
Guide for New Churches and Those Desiring Renewal by Aubrey Malphurs

* Church Planting Movements -Best Practices from Across the Globe
…the growing number of church planting movements God is stirring around the world. …View a larger image of church planting movements – David Garrison

* Outreach: Church communication and marketing tools
Church Communication and Outreach Marketing Tools featuring impactful graphics in postcards, banners, bulletins, and hundreds of communication and direct…

Church Planting- Mississippi Baptists
The Church Planting Department exists as a strategic part of the Church Expansion Team of the Acts 1:8 strategy….

Church Planting – Evangelical Congregational Church Click here for the latest issues of their Church Planting newsletters.

Church Planting The Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America (ARBCA) is designed to advance Christ’s kingdom by providing a fellowship in which churches of…

Planting an Orthodox Presbyterian Church – Introduction…because the church growth movement identifies church planting as the most…is church planting merely a means to an end…is the establishment of new…

*CMTC Website
The Church Multiplication Training Center exists to multiply reproducing churches through equipping and empowering planters, pastors, spouses and leaders of sponsoring agencies.

*ChurchSmart Resources
Helping church leaders accomplish effective ministry in the areas of church planting, church growth, church renewal and leadership development.

NCD – Natural Church Development

* Your Church- Resources from Christianity Today
Church products and services directory plus practical articles from Your Church magazine, helping pastors, leaders, and church administrators…

*Sovereign Grace – Music We describe Sovereign Grace Music as sound+doctrine. For more than 25 years, we’ve been producing Christ-exalting music and training for local churches.

*Free Worship Music
Free music & practical tips…

* Breakthrough Church Marketing:

Church Planting Samples Breakthrough jumbo postcard campaigns. Full color on both sides…exclusively licensed to your church…full customizing at no extra charge

Outreach Strategies and How-To Articles