Church Planting Residencies
Plant NC wants to bring back the rich heritage of pioneer church planting by bringing church planting back to the local church. As Steve Timmis and Tim Chester explain, “There cannot be mission apart from the local church. The local church is the agent of mission. This is the context in which people are discipled. There can be no sustainable Christian mission without sustainable Christian communities.” The Great Commission cannot and should not be stewarded by parachurch organizations, denominational agencies, or even networks.
Plant NC believes that the most natural place from which church planting should originate is the local church. Simply put, churches reproduce churches. If the work of church planting is outsourced to parachurch organizations, denominational entities, conventions, or even networks, then we are asking them to do for the church what they were neither authorized nor equipped to accomplish. The seed for church planting should find fertile soil in every gospel-centered church. Believing this to be true, Plant NC wants to bring the responsibility of church planting back to its most natural context.
We offer church planting residencies through our partner churches. If you are finishing seminary, moving to NC, or believe that God is calling you to plant a church but you need more training and equpping, then this is for you. Check out Plant NC's Church Planting Residency PDF for more details.
Please contact us at for a list of churches that offer residencies.