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:

January 17-18, 2020 CPC
Churches Planting Churches

Renovation Church of the Nazarene
5604 North 24th Street
Phoenix AZ 85016

I hope you are planning to attend and are inviting your church leadership to come with you. CPC will help you and your leaders create a vision in your local church to reproduce through sharing the gospel and participating in a church plant in some way.

As a reminder, the CPC event is a DCPI (Dynamic Church Planting International) event and will require a little more time for the training. Mark Bane and potentially a few others will be leading.

The schedule will be as follows:

Friday, January 17th
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Training (Lunch provided)
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Dinner on our own
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Training

Saturday, January 18th
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM Training (Lunch provided)

Onsite Registration:
A $30.00 Registration Fee per individual attending will be due at the Onsite Registration. Please make the check out to the Arizona District Church of the Nazarene.

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.

Please contact Rev. Jeff Fillis, Church Plant Training Coordinator, with questions regarding the Seminars at

Please contact Brenda Caudle at or 480-237-7000 with questions concerning registration.

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.

Church Plant Training Registration