Resources to Help Engage with Church Planting

William JohnsonAll Enews, Planting Team

Do you have a desire to get involved with a church plant, but now sure where to go to get more information? Are you looking for tools that will help disciple leaders in your church and prepare them for ministry possibly, even to start a church in a new community? Here are some resources that will be of great value to help answer these questions:

MTSBC Website – (

The Montana Southern Baptist Convention website is a valuable tool for connecting you with Montana church planters (Starting Tab – Planter Profiles), raising awareness of places where church plants are needed (Starting Tab – Opportunities), training for church planters (Montana E-Quip), and much more. More…
The Planter Profiles are a way to connect with a planter and hear about their ministry, commit to pray for a planter and his family, discover opportunities for your church to connect with a new church to help with mission teams, prayer, etc., and so much more.

By visiting the Opportunities page, your church can adopt a community to begin praying for. Join us in praying for the lost to hear the gospel, disciples to be made, and a new church to be planted and become the ongoing presence of Christ in that area.

Church Planting Pipeline – (

The Church Planting Pipeline is a systematic, experientially based approach to discover, develop and deploy men and women to plant kingdom-focused, disciple-making, multiplying churches. In a nutshell, it is a great tool to help develop and disciple men and women with the possible outcome of new church planters being sent out of our local churches.

Could a church planter be sitting in a seat in your church? The Pipeline is a self-disciplined discipleship tool that will help your leaders discover their passions and gifts, develop as a leader, and deploy into new fields of ministry. The Pipeline is meant for long-term results. The process is designed around three years of possible training.

Level one focuses on learning about ministry, church planting, theology and the personhood of a planter.
Level two is leadership training. We expect people in this level to be leading out in missions and making disciples. They need to show proficiency in skill and knowledge while producing fruit.
Level three is focused on multiplication and honing skills in church planting and contextualization. This level will help the planter think through his next steps before he plants.

These are just a couple of resources that can help your church be involved with church planting. For more information, contact the MTSBC staff and we will help you take the next steps.

About the Author

William Johnson

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William Johnson is the Church Planting team leader of the Montana Southern Baptist Convention.