Church Planting

TM Church Planting exists to support church planters and high level leaders in the work God has called them to do. We plant churches and network church planting entities with church planters in order to do more together than we can do apart. We’re developing a movement where church planting leaders are reproducing healthy churches. Our mission and philosophy comes from Acts chapter 13:

“In the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch) and Saul. While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, ‘Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.’ So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off.”

—Acts 13:1-3

Real Stories from TM Planters

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Church Planter Road Map

1. Talk With the Network Director or Area Leader. 

Have a phone conversation with the director regarding your interest in connecting and get further information about next steps. If you are new and do not know how to contact a director or leader simply feel out the form below.

2. Meet With an Area Director or TM Representative

Have lunch or coffee get together with the director, TM planters, or area leaders to discuss where you are in the planting process, your target group/location, and timeline, as well as any questions you have.

3. Attend a Connection Event

Our primary caring structures are Connection events, which are quarterly gatherings for regional leaders. Connections bring planters together for prayer, training, & encouragement. Click here for upcoming events.

4. Attend a Discovery Center

The Discovery Center is a three-and-a-half-day process to help you and your spouse discover your next step in ministry, so you can be as successful as possible. It’s also another great opportunity for you to see how the network operates.

5. Fulfill Any Conditions You Received in Your Discovery Center Report

Following the Discovery Center you may have conditions to fulfill to ensure your success before moving forward.

6. Submit Your Ministry Plan for Review and Feedback

Write up a ministry proposal to submit to a team of church planters and ministry leaders. Once you receive feedback you will have time to refine your proposal based on Vision Alignment Team member comments.

7. Review Support Agreement

Review your support agreement for partnering with TM. Sign and return the documents to become a TM Planter.

8. Choose a Coach

As a new planter, you will be provided with a personal coach, which you will choose from our list of TM-approved coaches. 

9. Meet Initial Milestones

As you launch your ministry and reach the agreed milestones you will receive matching funds disbursements where applicable.

10. Meet Final Milestones

Meet the final contract milestones, receive matching funds disbursements where applicable, and make sure individual church corporation documents are secured.