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Church Planter Resources

The task of starting a new faith community can seem fairly daunting. However we work to provide you with as many resources as necessary to help you along the way. The companies listed in our resource section have not paid for advertising but are listed purely as options we have found. If you cannot find what you are looking for or have resources to recommend to us, please email our office at info@mnchurchplanting.com

New Church Forms


Church Planter Report 


Recommended Books on Church Planting and Leadership




The Rocket Company provides coaching and resources for church leaders. They focus on three areas: Preaching, Giving and Volunteers. They have several free resources on their website (ex: Five Financial Systems Every Church Should Have) and also have a large amount of resources for sale (ex: Church Planters Guide to Fundraising). Check them out at therocketcompany.com.


Church Management Software

Church Community Builders is web-based management software. Features include new guest follow-up, online giving, check-in, volunteer management, attendance management, etc. Check them out at churchcommunitybuilder.com.


Elexio's Amp Inegrated Software Suite integrates your website, database, mobile app, check-in plus creative design and more. Your website, management tools, mobile app, small group software, mass communication, donations, event registrations, check-in system and more all work together seamlessly as one. Check them out at elexio.com


Fresh Vine features include roster, giving, check-in, messaging, reporting, multi-campus support, etc. Check them out at freshvine.co.


IconCMO provides anytime, anyplace access to information and tools today’s ministries need to grow and operate effectively. Their features include: membership management, donation tracking, member's web access, communication, fund accounting, payroll and web integration. They also have a version for multi-site churches. Check them out at iconcmo.com.


Planning Center Online is passionate about designing great web-based software that's affordable and fun to use on any device. The membership database, PCO People, is free and at the heart of all Planning Center Online apps. Other apps include service scheduling, check-in, event registration, and more. Check them out at planningcenteronline.com.


PlanterPlan (previously known as Converge) is a revolutionary step forward in combining project management tools with social networking. Check them out at planterplan.com.


Church Multiplication Network

The Church Multiplication Network (CMN) was created to effectively equip, strategically fund and innovatively network church planters. As a part of the Assemblies of God, we connect church planters to networks of multipliers at the local, district and national levels. Check them out at churchmultiplication.net.




AG Coaching is an initiative that exists for the purpose of facilitating a coaching culture within the Assemblies of God, built on a platform of relationships focused around the shared mission of making disciples. The mission of this initiative is to help stabilize new church plants, advance existing churches, produce a more missional church and create a culture of pastoral leadership excellence. Check them out at agcoaching.org.


Center for Coaching Excellence trains coaches, equips organizational leaders, develops coaching cultures, writes and creates customized coach training. Training in White Bear Lake, MN and online. Check them out at  centerforcoachingexcellence.com/.



Coach 22 provides access to coaching books and articles about coaching. Check them out at coach22.com/.



CAM helps Christian leaders add coaching to their set of skills, learn to take a coach approach to their ministry role, and reach new levels of success by coaching others.  Whether you want to add coaching to your current role or transition to become a professional coach, CAM wants to support you. Check them out at coachapproachministries.org.


CoachNet is a  collaboration & multiplication organization.  The things you do for God's kingdom, they want to come alongside you and help those things multiply. They provide coaching, train coaches and leadership training. Check them out at coachnet.org


The International Coach Federation is a support network for professional coaches. ICF supports members through continual professional development and growth opportunities. ICF preserves the integrity of coaching through internationally accepted professional standards. Check them out at coachfederation.org/.


Lifeforming Leadership Coaching is a leadership coach training organization for relationally focused leaders looking for profound and measurable tools to catalyze change in their spheres of influence. They integrate several methods of training (Tele-classes, workshops and individual homework). In addition to coach training they are developing the ability to connect coaches with clients and training opportunities. Check them out at lifeformingcoach.com/.



 The New York Times has posted a free tool taken from the latest census.  The tool shows racial demographics all over the country.  This is a good place to start to get an idea of the demographics of the area that you are planting in.  Check out the tool at http://projects.nytimes.com/census/2010/map.


Minnesota Compass provides at-a-glance trends and data by neighborhood, including population, housing, and employment. Compass tracks trends in topic areas such as education, economy and workforce, health, housing, public safety, and a host of others. Check them out at www.mncompass.org.



Minnesota Demographics by Cubit provides the most current Minnesota data from the US Census Bureau  Check them out at www.minnesota-demographics.com.



Ministry Area offers choices of introductory or comprehensive demographics of communities. Check them out at www.ministryarea.com



Regal Theatre Church is known for consultative help and guidance in establishing and growing theatre churches.  Regal theatre church consultants support you throughout your entire rental agreement, everything from site selection, portable church equipment, children’s ministry design and consultation, outreach and marketing ideas, to multi-site strategies and technology. Check them out at corporateboxoffice.com/theatre-church.



In Fundraising Rocket, Casey Graham (CEO and Founder of The Rocket Company) unpacks a simple, one-page plan to fundraising.  Check it out at therocketcompany.com/fundraising.


People Raising is a website and complete suite of tools – Biblical, practical, and effective tools – designed to reduce the fear and time it takes to raise needed funds. In a variety of ways and formats, Bill Dillon offers his expertise from over 40 years of ministry and fundraising. Check them out at peopleraising.com


Support Raising Solutions exists to help people who have a heart to give their life to ministry make that dream a reality. They bring the proven tools and experience needed to help you raise the support you need to give your life to the work of fulltime ministry. They also offer consulting services to ministries to better equip your staff to raise and maintain their staff. You'll also find an assortment of helpful resources you can freely download as well as valuable books and publications in their online store. Check them out at supportraisingsolutions.org.



Health Care

Christian Care Ministry is a healthcare sharing program where Christians share financial resources to pay each other's medical expenses. They are not an insurance program but are a New Testament way of thinking about healthcare, built on the principles of Christians bearing each other's burdens. Check them out at mychristiancare.org.


Leadership Development

The Church Leaders website is full of articles about ministry, free resources for children's ministry, worship and outreach, and so much more. Check them out at Churchleaders.com.


CP Church Plants has many articles, how to's, devotions, free downloads and events compiled on their website. Check them out at churchplants.com.


NewChurches.com is an online hub for the mission of church multiplication. Here you will find the resources and training you need to get started and a community of church planting and multisite experts to help you thrive. Check them out at newchurches.com.




Coed Monkey offers soft custom t-shirts. There is no setup or screen charges, and they offer free shipping. Check them out at coedmonkey.com.



Search photos, church mini movies, motions, sermon graphics, logos and more shared freely or sold by Christian artists worldwide. Check them out at creationswap.com/.


Outreach offer a one-stop solution for all your church planting branding, attracting and connecting resources. They have hundreds of church plant design ideas (banners, mailers, door hangers, etc.) – all ready to be customized to fit your needs. If you have a design idea, their team of professionals can make it come to life.  They can also be your print shop, using your design and printing it for you. Check them out at outreach.com.


Radiant Printing exists to help churches look great & save money. They help pastors because they are pastors. They provide printing, signage and direct mail services. Check them out at radiantprinting.com.


Stickers and More provides custom design and printing. Items for sale include stickers, apparel, banners, wristbands, postcards, posters, car magnets, etc. Check them out at stickersandmore.com.


Truth Advertising provides custom direct mail for churches. Check them out at truthadvertising.org.

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