Church Planting 101

Learn the basics of church planting at this practical training.



The fundamentals to start your church planting journey

Converge Church Planting 101 is two days of practical training where you will learn the basics of starting a church. This training is a great tool if you're interested in church planting, starting a church or learning how to start a new campus of an existing church, or if want to learn how your church can improve the way it ministers to your community. You’ll also have the opportunity to connect with other church planters who will be in the trenches in you. 

You will learn how to:

  • Recruit and equip your launch team
  • Build a financial structure that creates sustainability
  • Maximize the guest experience
  • Design a weekend experience that connects with your community
  • Become a legal entity
  • Develop an effective marketing plan     

You will also have the opportunity to meet and build relationships with other church planters who are on the same journey.

Who should attend?

  • Pastors who desire to understand the world of church planting
  • Church planters who desire to sharpen their skills
  • Coaches that want to know what's new in church planting
  • Pastors looking to restart a church and build a new foundation
  • Launch team members who want to be a strategic partner in the start of a new church

Cost for attending

  • $99 per individual
  • $134 per couple
  • $50 per team member (with a paying individual)
  • $25 Previously attended


  • Day 1: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (snacks and lunch are provided)
  • Day 2: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (snacks and lunch are provided)

Schedule for Orlando CP101's

  • Day 1: Noon–5 p.m. (snacks provided)
  • Day 2: 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. (snacks and lunch are provided)

Upcoming Church Planting 101 sessions

February 28–March 1, 2019 
Arlington Heights, IL
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March 27–28, 2019 
Orlando, Florida
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April 4–5, 2019 
St. Paul, Minnesota
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September 17–18, 2019 
Temple Hills, Maryland
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Converge Southwest, its leadership and network family has been there with us every step of the way. They exemplify what Converge embraces—we are better together!

Brad Wilkerson, Lead pastor, COC Metro