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

Church Planter Road Map

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.

Meet with director or TM representative.

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

Attend a Connection Event.

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

Attend a Discovery Center.

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

Fulfill any conditions you received in your Discovery Center report.

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

Submit your ministry plan for review and feedback.

Write up a ministry plan to submit to a team of church planters and ministry leaders. Tweak the proposal based on Vision Alignment Team member comments.

Review contract.

Review your contract for partnering with TM. Sign and return the documents.

Choose a coach.

Planters will choose their coach and enter into a coaching contract approved by TM. Sign and return the contract.

Meet initial milestones.

Begin meeting contract milestones and receive matching funds disbursements where applicable.

Meet final milestones.

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