Church Plant Training

You may know that a typical church plant gains 60-80% of their members from new conversions but did you know that…

churches that plant other churches grow three times as fast as churches that don’t plant? Whether you feel called to plant a church, someone in your church is called to plant, or church planting hasn’t even been on your radar, the Arizona District in partnership with our denomination wants to be a resource to encourage and prepare churches and pastors to reproduce.

The Arizona District is offering three training events over the next 6 months to educate and prepare churches to plant other churches. The training sessions will be offered through our denomination’s Evangelism Training and New Church Development office. The lead instructor will be Dr. Mark Bane. These events are for pastors and laity alike whom God is nudging to at least consider what a church plant could do to build God’s kingdom and revolutionize their local congregation.

Training Events:

December 6-7, 2019 EMT

            Evangelism & Multiplication Training

The Great Commission is not the Great Option. This training offers valuable

information and inspiration for mobilizing the whole church to engage in

evangelism and discipleship as a lifestyle.

January 17-18, 2020 CPC

Churches Planting Churches

Reproducing churches are healthy churches. This training offers practical tools

along with inspiration to become a reproducing church.

February 7-8, 2020 CPE

            Church Planting Essentials

Church planting can be a daunting challenge. This training will give very practical

tools and steps to help the planter and planting team in the process of planting a

healthy church.

Registration information will be coming soon. Please contact me with questions regarding the seminars at, or Brenda Caudle at or 480-237-7000 to register.

We encourage you to make plans to attend these trainings events and involve as many of the leaders in your church as possible. The investment you make in them and future planters will be worth it.


Rev. Jeff Fillis

Arizona District Church Planting Coordinator