The Plant Course is designed to equip and prepare church planters and their teams in the run-up to their plant. We run the Plant Course termly in London and from January 2020, there are new courses starting across the country. We’d love to support your journey of multiplying disciples and congregations.

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The Plant Course is a seven-session programme designed to equip church planters and their teams in the 12 months leading up to their plant. It covers the practical aspects of church planting, such as strategy, finance, funding, communications and self-leadership. It’s ideal for churches who are ready to plant and have their bishop’s approval.

Over the seven-week course, participants receive input from experienced practitioners, explore case studies and develop their own strategies through times of reflection, discussion and sharing.

At the end of the course, the church planters present their planting vision, strategic plan, budget, and growth plans to one another and a panel of experienced clergy and other experts.

We love seeing different traditions and types of churches represented on the course and our heart is to support each team in their journey of multiplying disciples and congregations. In the long-term, we’ve found that people who are trained do a much better job than those who aren’t.

Plant Course Roadmap

Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Half-term break
Session 5
Session 6
Session 7
“Church planting can feel like a roller-coaster ride all on your own but the Church Planting Course helps you feel that you’re not alone and works through all those things that could keep you up at night. A must for anyone who has a passion to join God’s mission in bringing people to Christ and growing his church.” Steve Burston, vicar of St John’s Crawley


Summer 2020
23rd Apr - 11th JunApply
Autumn 2020
1st Oct - 19th NovEmail
Spring 2021
Jan - March 2021Email

Apply now for Summer 2020 and Autumn 2020 opens soon.

The course costs £300 for team leaders, and £100 for additional team members. This covers the cost of course materials, professional training fees, lunch and refreshments. Bursaries are available. The course takes place termly on Thursdays, from 9:30am to 4:30pm at St Edmund the King, Lombard St, London EC3V 9EA


Gas Street Church Birmingham
Starts 29th AprEmail
Trinity Church Nottingham
Starts 30th JanEmail
St George’s Church Leeds
Starts 5th FebEmail
Holy Trinity Leicester
Starts 30th AprilEmail
Starts 1st AugustEmail