Church Planting Networks

Church Planting NetworksPlanting a church in the greater-Houston area? The networks available are as diverse as our city.

Explore the networks below. They represent both formal and informal networks of church planters who are using a variety of models with very diverse populations. All share a vision for sharing the gospel by planting new churches. Find the best fit for you.

Pla-Des

Reunion de plantadores y pastores con menos de 70 personas en sus congregaciones.  Si Dios le está llamando a plantar una  congregación hispana, a desarrollar un grupo hispano, o incluso a relocalizar su grupo, una buena idea sería asistir a la reunión de PLADES 360 (Plantación y desarrollo integral de iglesias). Led by UBA Consultant Campo Londoño and Church Planter, Rick Vasquez (Crosspoint Español), this bi-monthly meeting of those reaching the Spanish-speaking community offers training and networking to church planters, potential church planters, and pastors of smaller developing congregations. Contact Campo Londoño (email).

Collaborative Fellowship

A network for those who are intentionally bivocational as they plant churches reaching under-resourced communities. Led by Church Planter Bryant Lee (Higher Expectations Church), the fellowship meets regularly for training, coaching resources, and fellowship. Contact Bryant Lee (email).

Houston Church Planting Network

Strengthening church planters to multiply churches that reach every man, woman and child in greater Houston. Facilitated by Chad Clarkson (Clear Creek Community Church), the HCPN is a diverse network of church planters primarily implementing a structure/staff model of church planting. Contact via email.

Inner Loop Network

An informal gathering of planters inside Houston's 610 Loop for friendship. Facilitated by Russ Cravens (Neartown Church). Contact Russ (email).

Iron Sharpens Iron

Providing mentoring and training to those following a self-supporting, organic church model with a primary focus on inmates and ex-offenders. Facilitated by UBA Church Consultants Sally Hinzie & Rickie Bradshaw, this group meets quarterly and is comprised of trainers who are mentoring others in the organic church development. Contact Sally  (email).

Keystone

Reaching the refugee and immigrant population in the greater-Houston area. Contact LJ Evers (email).

M4 Network

Providing mentoring and training to those following a self-supporting, organic church model to rapidly reach and multiply disciples in. Led by founder & church planter, Guy Caskey, the M4 model follows a T4T training type process and is currently being very successfully implemented among inmates and ex-offenders as well as among at-risk youth. Contact Guy (email).

Missional Next

Providing mentoring and training to those following a self-supporting, organic church model focused on the urban context. Facilitated by UBA Consultant Rickie Bradshaw, many in this network are addressing issues and concerns for inmates, ex-offenders, and their families. Contact Rickie (email).

Nations Church Planting Network

A network for church planters intentionally focused on multi-ethnic church planting. Led by former IMB missionary Buddy Brents (Nations Church Houston), the network is intentional about training, interships for church planting, and disciple-making. Contact Buddy (email).

No Place Left

Using the T4T model of rapidly multiplying disciples, Ray Vaughn, sponsored by Sugar Creek Baptist Church, is developing a network of planters equipped to reach and disciple others. Contact Ray (email)

Out tha Box Church Network

A network of stand-alone, independent churches meeting in homes, primarily reaching and discipling youth, young adults & families in low-income and at-risk area. Contact Bobby Herring (Tre9, Christian rapper), Founder of Eyes On Me, Inc., (email) @tre9online

Sergey Khripunov

Providing mentoring and training to those following a self-supporting, organic church model. Contact Sergey (email).

Tallowood/Texas Baptists Church Planting Center

The Tallowood/Texas Baptists Church Planting Center offers training, coaching, and limited interims to church planters. For information, contact Jair Campos by email or Eddie Hallock by email.

Additional Resources:

Ryan Jespersen, Director-Urban Missions with  Texas Baptists, is a resource for church plants and existing congregations addressing issues related to an urban context. Contact 214.704.0248. Website: texasbaptists.org/urban