The mission of the Asbury Church Planting Connection is to connect, train, and mobilize God’s people to plant and re-mission reproducing churches in every context. We are a decentralized connectional network made up of like-minded church planters, networks, and organizations. We hope to enable relational connections for church planters through an interactive website, an annual gathering, and through regional partners located in strategic geographic locations.
A regional partner is a church or organization that is actively engaged in gathering, mentoring, and mobilizing God’s people to reproduce new churches in their context. Since the inception of the Church Planting Initiative at Asbury in 2015, we have been partnering with hubs informally to create training opportunities across the globe. With the launch of the Connection, we are happy to consider all of our partners as official hubs through which we can continue to channel mobilization resources.
Planting churches requires critical and intimate engagement with the particular context in which the new church will grow. This means the best way to create successful, missional plants is to partner with local leaders who know the needs of their context. Every Hub is an organic expression of their particular city, and the Asbury Church Planting Connection hopes to serve as a catalyst for the unique work already being done there through funded fellowships, training institutes, and further resourcing.
The City Network is a partnership of churches who work together to grow and multiply healthy churches to reach our cities. The Network’s goal is to plant hundreds of healthy, growing churches over the next 15 years to keep up with the population growth. Asbury Seminary has partnered with them to invite leaders to join the Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies with an Emphasis in Church Planting cohort. This three-year degree program can be completed completely online, with yearly one-week, in-person intensives in Boise, Idaho. The cohort begins September 2021. Scholarships are available and you can apply for free by mentioning the Boise Cohort on your application. Learn more.
The Gregory Centre Team, led by the Bishop of Islington, exists to support leaders and church teams across London, England and beyond to multiply disciples, congregations and movements. They are based at St. Edmund the King in the City of London, where the majority of their courses are held. Learn more.
The Orchard Church in Tupelo, Mississippi has a vision for planting churches in strategic rural towns through its Trellis Initiative. By initiating church plants and partnering with other churches to plant, Trellis seeks to begin new works that will serve as church planting centers and resourcing centers for other outlying churches. To resource this work, The Orchard through Trellis also has a year-long residency that raises up pastors, worship leaders and church planters from the next generation to meet the needs in these centers, communities and beyond. Learn more.
Disciple 21 discovers, develops, and deploys passionate spiritual leaders into the world to bring about the kingdom of God by planting disciple-making churches. Learn more.
The Transformation Network is a voluntary association of local churches committed to the transformation of the Northwest Metro Area. The primary strategy employed by the Network to accomplish this vision is through Church Planting. Our desire is to launch 20 like-minded, different-looking churches in this geographic area in the next 10 years. Learn more.
New Journey Ministries provides practical Biblical teaching so that everyone can experience lifechanging transformation. Through passionate worship, Biblical teaching, prayer, giving and fellowship, New Journey invites others to experience lifechanging transformation. Asbury Seminary collaborates with New Journey Ministries to partner with church planters, pastors and leaders to serve in California and the Pacific Midwest. Learn more.
The Inspire Movement was founded in 2007 to promote missional, disciple-making churches around the world. Their vision is to help all Christians live as whole-life disciples and everyday missionaries, who abide deeply with God and live missionally in the world. Asbury Seminary partners with Inspire to offer support, training and networking for global leaders. Learn more.
New Room Conference is an annual gathering for Christians and leaders to join together for fellowship, see God move in powerfully ways, and unite as the whole Church around the extravagant, transformational Gospel. New Room is a conference hosted by Seedbed, a twenty-first century movement and media platform whose mission is to gather, connect, and resource the people of God.. Asbury Seminary partners with New Room to connect, support and train leaders to spread the Gospel around the world. Learn more.
Mission Igniter is a church planting incubator that provides support, as well as financial and technical assistance to birth and develop churches to maturity. The environment and structure of an incubator provides space for new ideas to be tried and provides for mutual collaboration and support from both seasoned leaders and others currently launching new churches. Asbury Seminary partners with Mission Igniter to offer assessments, coaching and events to support new church planters and seasoned leaders. Learn more.
Exponential is a growing community of leaders committed to accelerating the multiplication of healthy, reproducing faith communities. Asbury Seminary partners with Exponential to equip movement makers with actionable principles, ideas and solutions. Learn more.