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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 can you reach out to immigrants with cultural intelligence and sensitivity? Zach Szmara shares four helpful tips to remember.

The Kingdom of God is ethnically and culturally diverse, but our churches often still look mono-cultural. How can your church start to look like the community around you? How can you facilitate multiple cultures, generations, and languages in your church?

Church planting takes resources. It takes a lot of resources. And it takes a variety of resources, including spiritual, financial, emotional, and human resources....

Not many of us actually enjoy conflict. Nigel Bryant shares some strategies for making those unavoidable conversations more productive.

Join Dr. Patrick Eby, Assistant Professor of Church History at Wesley Seminary as he shares part of his story of race and reconciliation in the church and some practical insights for church planters.

How can we begin to develop the relationships needed to combat the most segregated hour in America? Christian Cheairs explains that many churches are turning to small group formats to address racial reconciliation.

How can you respond appropriately to tough issues as a pastor? Aaron Perry shares sound advice.

Listen as Branden and Jenn Petersen, church planters in Manhattan, share how they became fully funded in just a few months and what lessons they learned along the way.

Do you sense a call to church planting? Stephen Elliott shares four things you can do right now to discern and prepare.

Was your Christmas good? Could it have been better? Faith Hooper shares how important it is to evaluate to see what was uplifting and what you might do differently next year.

We have heard advice from mentors in church planting, but what do their students have to say? Jeremiah Lewis shares 5 tips from a church planting mentee.

Do you want to invest in the next generation of church planters? Roz Picardo shares ways you can intentionally mentor them.

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Or is it? Join us as we continue our conversation with Dr. Nate Crawford, Director of Here/Hear, an organization supporting people living with mental illness—to hear about potential ideas, resources, and encouragement in this Advent/Christmas season.

In a culture that is crushed under the weight of judgment, Christmas offers the hope of restoration. Tim Perry explains why.