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Church Planting Intensive

Church Planting Intensive
Monday, November 6, 2023 at 1:00 PM to Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 12:00 PM Central Standard Time

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Platte Woods UMC
7310 NW Prairie View Rd.
Platte Woods, MO 64151

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(573) 777-1203


Brittany McIntyre

Is God calling you to plant something new to reach people who aren't currently following Christ? Are you curious how to go about starting a new church?

Church Planting Intensive is a three-day training event for those discerning or preparing to start something new – whether it’s a new ministry or new multi-site. We’ll discuss crafting a vision and purpose, building a launch team, cultivating generosity, and what to do after launching. Join us as we get a practical, how-to-plant crash course from two United Methodist planters who lead large multi-site churches in the Missouri.
Registration closes on Oct. 31.

Topics Covered:

  • Why plant something new?
  • Purpose, visions, values culture
  • Creating a plan
  • Building a team
  • Generosity and other early healthy habits
  • Post-Launch: Setting Benchmarks, Problems You May Face, and Q-and-A

Event Schedule

Monday, Nov. 6
1 p.m. – Gathering and Opening Conversation: Planting and Self - Why Plant?
2-3:30 p.m. – Learning Session 1: Purpose, Vision, Values and Culture
4- 5:30 p.m. – Learning Session 2: Have a Plan
Dinner on your own

Tuesday, Nov. 7
9 a.m. – Worship with Rev. David A. Gilmore, Northwest District DS
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. – Learning Session 3: Building a Team
12-1 p.m. – Lunch
1-2:30 p.m. – Learning Session 4: Generosity (and Other Early Healthy Habits)
3-5 p.m. – Learning Session 5: Post-Launch, Setting Benchmarks, Problems You May Face
6:30 p.m. – Evening Meal Hosted by Black Methodists for Church Renewal
Wednesday, Nov. 8
9-10 a.m. – Closing Remarks 
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. – Panel Discussion 
Boxed lunches provided

Suggested Hotels

The event registration fee does not include lodging for the duration of the intensive. Below are some options within 10-15 minutes of the church.