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Regional & Global

We offer multiple levels of training for potential planters, as well as host church planting events in major cities around the world.

Our mission as the Church Planting Initiative is to connect, train, and mobilize God's people to plant and ReMission reproducing churches in every context.

Who
we are

The Church Planting Initiative is born out of Asbury Theological Seminary’s heart to serve and equip church leaders in an increasingly multicultural, secular, and global context. Our vision is to equip church leaders for planting new churches and ReMissioning existing congregations so they can become reproducing, disciple-making movements. We offer a variety of training, assessments, and resources to equip church leaders to fulfill the Great Commission as they live out the Missio Dei in their local context of ministry.

Read Church Planter Stories
More than ever before we need to equip leaders to navigate the challenges of the new realities we live in. Asbury Seminary is on the cutting edge of training a new generation to reimagine the future possibilities of the church. Exponential is excited to partner with Asbury to help train leaders for church multiplication for today’s world!
— Todd Wilson, Co-founder and CEO of Exponential
I am genuinely excited about Asbury Seminary’s Church Planting Initiative because of its potential to equip leaders to multiply disciples and missionally dynamic communities of faith!
— Alan Hirsch, Author The Forgotten Ways
The Church Planting Initiative has developed an exciting opportunity for extreme learners to rethink how we might inhabit a new missional landscape.
— Mark Dunwoody, Fresh Expressions Leader, St. Alban’s Diocese, UK
I rejoice in the wonderful grace of God in this Church Planting Initiative. Through the eyes of faith, I see thousands of men and women, both here and around the world, who will hear the gospel and will stand with us in eternity worshipping our blessed Redeemer!
— Dr. Timothy Tennent, President of Asbury Theological Seminary

We serve as a relational network for church planters through an interactive website, an annual gathering, and through regional hubs located in strategic geographic locations.

We provide training to equip church planters in practical ways through our degrees, institutes, resources, and learning communities.

We mobilize planters through our regional hubs, assessment tools, coaching resources, and fellowship program each year.