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What’s the Church Planter Collective?

The Church Planter Collective is a community of thought leaders and practitioners, from the newly minted to the veterans, committed to networking and encouraging church planters with the richness of the Wesleyan theological vision and tradition.

Who’s it for?

Church planters, network leaders, and congregations committed to multiplication.

Recent Articles


How large should your church be? Silly question, you say. Depending on your theology or worldview, you might add: * Large as possible! Bigger is better! *...
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In today's Seven Minute Seminary, Efrem Smith challenges the church to rise up to the wonderful opportunity to create multi-ethnic churches that reflect the beautiful diversity of the coming kingdom of God.

Does engaging social media leave you scratching your head? Faith Hooper shares 10 social media tips to help you start well.

Are you considering online giving? David King has the skinny on the pros and cons.

Join Beau Hamner as he shares part of his journey to ministering to people on the margins and what he learned through that ministry.

Young adults can be passionate, distracted, intense, and ripe for discipleship. Join Head Coach Greg Tonagel and Associate Head Coach Jeff Clark of Indiana Wesleyan University Men's Basketball as they discuss how their own discipleship journeys have formed the program they oversee, helping to use basketball as a tool of discipleship.

Are you looking for ideas for your church to do outreach? Church Planter Collective has five suggestions to get you started.

You might be comfortable talking to just anyone about Jesus, but many in your congregation aren't. Listen in as Dr. Charles Arn discusses different principles that can lower the level of uncomfortability for your church plant members.

Is your church considering having a social media presence? Faith Hooper shares the basics of what to do and what not to do.

Your most deeply seated theology greatly affects your church planting strategy. Church Planter Collective shares three more questions that will help you identify and shape your theology of church planting.

Join Rev. Graham Singh and Dr. Aaron Perry as they discuss making key connections with people of influence in your community.

Do you ever feel like faith life is supposed to always be sober and solemn? Does it feel happy to be a Christian? Adam Knight shares why frivolity and fun are an essential part of a vibrant faith.

Everyone tends to separate business from the personal. Alex Hershey discusses work outside the walls of the church and why business, for us, is personal.

Join Beau Hamner, former pastor of Church Under the Bridge in Austin, Texas, to hear part of his story and the lessons he learned in ministering to people who are homeless, addicted, and involved in prostitution.