Our Mission

Our mission is to serve and resource gospel-centered organizations, churches and individuals who want to plant the gospel in new places to bring life to new people so that new churches will emerge. 

We provide assessment, coaching, training and resources to church planters. Our desire is to empower called, creative and skilled leaders with the tools necessary to reach as many people as possible with the Good News of Jesus! We recognize not every leader is the same, so every church will look a little different. We just want to help you to be effective in that calling.

A Collaborative Community

We serve and have worked with a number of organizations including Pacific Open Bible Churches - a region of Open Bible Churches, Central Region of Open Bible, RAM Network, Southeast Region of Open Bible Churches and the Excel Leadership network. We believe that different streams can work together to plant the gospel in Kingdom-creative ways!

Our Core Convictions

Making New Disciples

The purpose for any new church plant is to make new disciples who will reproduce other disciples.

Supporting Church Planters

The priority of Discover Church Planting is to identify, prepare and send church planters. It is not our primary intention to plant churches as an organization, but to prepare planters who engage a community so that new churches emerge.

Urgency of the Need

We must continually put forward the urgency for church planting in geographical, ethnic and cultural areas that inspires potential mother churches and planters.

Multiple Models, One Church

We recognize there is not a cookie cutter approach to “church”, but in order to engage the continuing support of the Discover Church Planting it must meet these minimum requirements:

  • The primary mission is to make disciples for Jesus Christ
  • There will ultimately be, at a minimum, weekly planned and scheduled gatherings that meet for the expressed purpose of making disciples for Jesus Christ, centered around the Word of God. 
  • There is qualified, called and recognized leadership who guides the vision and direction of the church.
  • They participate regularly in the sacraments of communion and baptism.
  • They have consistent adherents who are committed to the mission and who show it through their regular participation and financial contribution. 
  • They meet the legal requirements of the by-laws of the Pacific Planting Network and of the state in which they operate.  

The Indigenous Church

Our goal is for every church plant to become indigenous, which will be indicated by its ability to be self-governing, self-propagating and self-supporting.

Mother Churches

We believe that the best support model for church planting is the mother church model. We will encourage this model and we will provide supplemental support to mother churches. It is our goal to have every church plant covered by either a mother church or a resource church.

Our Beliefs

  1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible authoritative Word of God. 
  2. We believe that there is one God eternally revealed to the world in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. By Him were all things created.
  3. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His victorious and atoning sacrifice through His crucifixion and His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father and in His personal return in power and glory.
  4. We believe that because of man's total inability to save himself, salvation is by God's grace alone; is received through sincere godly repentance, and a wholehearted acceptance of Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior. Through the regeneration of the Holy Spirit, he becomes a new creature in Christ Jesus. 
  5. We believe in the present and personal ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life. 
  6. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost. Those that are saved are resurrected to eternal life and those that are lost are resurrected to eternal damnation. 
  7. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. The local church provides opportunity for believers to gather together to learn from God’s Word, to encourage one another, to be strengthened spiritually and to minister to one another in order to serve their given mission field to the best of their ability.