Our church planting process

Having a goal of seeing a church established in an unreached people group requires a long-term vision. We desire to come alongside church planters at each stage of their ministry abroad with the goal of resourcing church planters for the task God has given them

To sustain the church planters and their long-term objectives we promote a collaborative structure for ministry.


Involved in key decisions related to their members ministry, providing pastoral support, church planting support, financial and prayer support.


Engaging the least reached with the Good News through evangelism and discipleship in order to see New Testament churches formed.


Involved in resourcing and equipping members in specialist areas. This starts before they go and then continues through the different stages on the field. Providing ongoing ministry support, networking events, workshops, and fellowship.

Three Stages

There are numerous challenges to overcome when working among unreached people groups before sharing the Gospel is even possible. For example, learning the language, obtaining visas and establishing viable platforms within these unreached places.

The three key stages we define in the cross-cultural church planting process are E1, E2, E3 (E = equipping).

At every stage our team is there to equip and come alongside church planters providing connection to a myriad of resources and consultancy teams. Our network offers resources both for the overseas worker and the sending church. Some of these include – Culture and Language Acquisition (CLA) Consultants, Business advisory team, Literacy development tools, Translation consultants, Church planting consultants.

The following timeline is a simplified example of the stages it will take to see churches planted in unreached people groups.



Preparation at Home – 2-3 years

  • Talking with your local church leadership
  • Bible Training
  • Cross-cultural training
  • Majority country/region identification
  • Develop prayer & financial partners


First 1 – 3 Years on the field – First Language

  • National language learning
  • Survey work and people group assessment
  • Business development
  • Team formation
  • Language checks (to Capable High)


Years 4 – 6 on the field – Second Language

  • People group language learning
  • Business operations
  • Literacy development
  • Translation preparation
  • Language checks (to Capable High)
  • Pre-evangelism

Years 7 – 12 on the field

  • Teaching and evangelism
  • Translation
  • Bible curriculum development
  • Discipleship
  • Establishment of the church and leaders