Church Planter Training

July 17-19, 2018
1:00 PM Tuesday to noon Thursday
Hosted by West End Community Church
Nashville TN



Ted Powers teaching at Church Planter TrainingMNA is sponsoring a streamlined training event for new planters within 12 months of their launch date (before or after) that will, in a workshop format, deal with the three main facets of launching a new church:

  • Preparation
  • Gathering
  • Launching

Presenters and topics to be covered in this jam packed three day training include:

  • Ted Powers on Preparing to Launch including confirming your call deciding where to plant, budgeting and fundraising, pros and cons of Bivocational ministry, working with and building your core group and launch team, and developing your philosophy of ministry
  • Modules on Networking, Gathering, and Evangelism and Managing the Ministry, with Charles McKnight, pastor/planter of West Charlotte Church in Charlotte NC and McKay Caston, pastor/planter of Creekstone Church, Dahlonega GA
  • Planting the Multi-Cultural Church, with Charles McKnight
  • Why Plant Churches?
  • Al Dayhoff with Evangelize Today

The modules will answer these questions:

  • How do I actually go about planting a church? What are my primary activities and responsibilities?
  • How do I develop a budget?
  • How do I make connections in the community? How do I gather and work with a core group?
  • What’s the difference between a “launch team” and a “core group”?
  • What’s involved in developing a vision, a philosophy of ministry, and a plan for my church plant?
  • What’s involved in moving towards launching public worship? How do I know it’s the right time for that?
  • What’s involved in finding the right facility and location?
  • How can I share my faith in a sensitive and appropriate way with those I meet?
  • And…“Three Key Stages of Launching a Church”
  • And as an added benefit…you can schedule a time of personal consultation on fundraising with Fred Marsh, MNA’s Associate Coordinator. Appointments will need to be scheduled in advance; more details coming.

Cost: $298 per couple/$198 per single
Registration cost does not include lodging or meals.


Registration Deadline: July 10, 2018.

Hosted by West End Community Church
235 White Bridge Pike
Nashville TN 37209

There are several hotels near the host site. Here are a few:

Please contact Ann Powers at, 630-910-0765, for more information.