CHURCH PLANTING TRAINING: Preparing Future Leaders

Starting New Churches
The most effective way of bringing the good news of Christ into a new area is new church planting. Get connected to an international church planting movement and receive valuable “hands-on” church planting training in a 1-year internship. Newfrontiers USA has plans to plant 100 reproducing churches in the 100 largest cities in our nation. We currently have churches planted in 7 out of the top 50 cities.

4 Reasons to Plant New Churches

  • New churches reach more people.
    Having more entry points into the Kingdom of God increases the possibility of people coming to faith in Christ.

  • New churches reach new people.
    New churches attract new groups about 6-10 times better and faster than older churches.

  • New churches release new leaders.
    Starting churches provides an opportunity to raise more workers for the harvest.

  • New, healthy churches grow and reproduce.
    Churches are not designed by God to be unfruitful, but to grow and reproduce. As churches multiply, the potential harvest increases proportionately.

(Source: A Mission-Focused Reproducing Church, by John Lanferman)

Church Planting Training
Our Church Planting Training (CPT) program is a 1 year training initiative intended to rapidly equip leaders to start new churches. The internship includes theological, leadership and practical training as well as hands-on experience adapted to the church planter’s assessed areas of strengths and weaknesses.

CPT interns are trained by an apostolic leadership team that serves a wide range of churches in the U.S.A. CPT is designed, upon completion, to release intern-church planters into planting a new church.

2 Training Options
Interns accepted into the program have 2 options for their CPT experience. The first option is a residential program based at Jubilee Church in St. Louis, Missouri. Interns live in St. Louis as part of Jubilee Church to experience leadership and ministry at an apostolic base. Interns receive direct feedback from both trans-local and local church leadership. The "DNA" of this setting is experienced first-hand and ongoing personal relationships with Newfrontiers USA leaders are developed.

The second option is the online program. Interns in the online program do the training process (reading, interviews, reports and practical ministry) while remaining in their current local church. Online students will attend Newfrontiers USA leadership conferences and residential training seminars in St. Louis during the CPT year. For other details on the online program, see "The Online Program" on the About page of this website.

CPT Highlights…

  • 1 year internship with residential and online options
  • Church-based & team led
  • Thorough assessment and ongoing feedback
  • Hands-on involvement and personal mentoring
  • Options for urban or suburban experience
  • Develops one’s spiritual life, leadership skills & character
  • Develops leadership resources for future use
  • Offers launch support and apostolic care for the church planter's new location

To Learn More…
For further program details, check out the About page on our website. You can also gather more information from our FAQs, begin the application process or contact us with any specific questions.

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