Church Planting

Mobilizing you to plant churches and reach the unreached with the gospel of Jesus Christ

God calls all of us to have a role in and be a part of global missions. We are participants in the bigger story, in God’s plan to bring redemption to all peoples. But where can you start? How can you join in?

How We Plant Churches

God has determined the exact time and place in which we live, work, and play for His glory (Acts 17:26). We steward our resources well and spread the gospel further when we build up healthy, gospel-centered churches. We multiply the kingdom by planting these churches, whose people can continue the good work of making God known and enjoyed in DFW and beyond.

But how do we do it? We train church planters through our Church Planting Program and send them out to reach the lost and start new churches.  

Campus Transitions

We desire to see the gospel multiplied and seek to use the multi-site model as a strategy for church planting. Through Multiply, we plan to transition our remaining campuses into autonomous churches by 2022.

Partner

We team up with organizations like Acts 29, where Matt currently sits as president, to help plant churches that plant churches.

The Sending Program

Through our Sending Program, we equip and send you to reach the unreached with the gospel of Jesus Christ. We have different processes and development plans for missionaries and church planters, but for church planters, the program prepares men in both the theological “whys” and practical “how-tos” of church leadership before launching them into pastoral ministry and church planting.

Potential church planters complete an extensive application process, and all applicants are thoroughly screened, assessed, and interviewed by the Director of Church Planting and supporting staff. Applications may be submitted at any time. The interview process for the next round of church planters will begin in October of each year. The program begins in August and will go through December of the following year.

For more information or to apply for the program, visit the application page. If you have any questions, please contact Tyler Powell.

When Stephen and Allison Gordon were asked to move to Rancho Cucamonga, California, to help plant Story Church, they were initially hesitant. Leaving behind the security they had enjoyed in Texas would not be easy, but the Lord’s call on their lives was clear. They are committed to seeing the gospel go forth in Southern California.


You have a role in church planting and you are called to be a part of it. How will you join in God’s story?

Discover your role in reaching the unreached in Go Groups or on a Go Trip.

Support church planters and missionaries financially by giving, or join in God’s work among the nations through Go Trips.

Go through the Sending Program and be sent as a missionary or church planter.

New Church Planters

Robby Moore

Robby Moore

The Capitol City Church
Austin, TX

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Randle Bishop

Randle Bishop

Trinity Gospel Church
South Dallas, TX

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Ethan Ezikian

Ethan Ezikian

Union Church
Brighton, Michigan

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In Training & Development

David Lee

David Lee

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Larry Thompson

Larry Thompson

James Detwiler

James Detwiler

Matt Clakley

Matt Clakley

Spencer Jacobson

Spencer Jacobson

Our Church Planters

Adam Griffin

Adam Griffin

Eastside Community Church

In 2017, the Lord put an exciting call on Adam’s heart—to plant a church on the east side of Dallas, a place he and his family love dearly. After much prayer and preparation, Eastside Community Church launched in 2018. Their mission is to love one God, love all people and make disciples everywhere.

Kyle Worley

Kyle Worley

Mosaic Church

Kyle launched Mosaic Church in 2018 out of a desire to create a gospel-centered family of disciplemakers in Richardson, Texas. He believes the people of Richardson have been called to form a “mosaic”—a beautiful depiction of how God gathers people from all different backgrounds to demonstrate His love.

Rob Daniels

Rob Daniels

Christ Freedom Church

Rob felt called by the Lord to plant a multicultural, multiethnic church in the heart of Lewisville, Texas. Christ Freedom Church launched in early 2019 with a mission of glorifying God through worship, word, work, and witness.

Travis Cunningham

Travis Cunningham

Story Church

Born and raised on the West Coast, Travis was overjoyed to return home in 2019 to plant Story Church in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Story Church seeks to combat the false narratives of the world by knowing, living, and sharing the true story.

Scott Brooks

Scott Brooks

The Door Church

In 2011, Scott Brooks felt the Lord stir his heart to plant a church. Unsure of where to begin, Scott found himself in John 9:39. This particular passage eventually led him to his hometown of Coppell, Texas. With the collaboration of The Village and Acts 29, Scott went on to plant The Door Church.

Blake Chilton

Blake Chilton

Declaration Church

A few years ago, Blake Chilton and his family visited his hometown of Bryan-College Station. During that weekend, God planted a seed, burdening Chilton’s heart for his hometown and the community there. In 2014, after doing a residency through Fellowship Associates, Blake moved home to plant Declaration Church.

Samuel Orrico

Samuel Orrico

Comunidades Nova

After moving to the U.S. to complete his theological education, Samuel and his wife, Rebekah, were called back to his hometown of Xalapa, Mexico. With a desire to spread the gospel there, they planted Comunidades Nova. Today, Mexico is struggling with political corruption, social unrest and drug wars, but Samuel and Rebekah are confident that Jesus is better.

Clint Patronella

Clint Patronella

Seven Mile Road Church

In 2012, Clint visited Boston, Massachusetts, for the first time and began to feel a burden for the people there. He is working with Seven Mile Road to plant a church in Waltham, a suburb of Boston. Their vision is to saturate the culture of Boston with the gospel of Jesus Christ, for the glory of God and the good of the city.

Rick White

Rick White

CityView Church

The vision for CityView Church developed in early 2005. Confident that God was calling him to plant a church, Rick White began to explore potential locations in the Metroplex and landed on Fort Worth. Through The Village, Rick launched the church in 2006. Since then, CityView planted a church in downtown Fort Worth called Paradox.

Israel Martinez

Israel Martinez

Redeemer Church

Israel's diverse background led him to want to plant a multiethnic, bilingual church in Irving, Texas. After a season of training and development at The Village, Israel launched Redeemer Church in 2020. Redeemer's mission is to love God, love people, and make disciples of all nations for God's glory.