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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




Alpha gives everyone the opportunity to explore the meaning of life in a relaxed, friendly setting. The Alpha course usually meets once a week for 10 weeks, including a one-day or weekend getaway.  Sessions begin with a meal, followed by a short talk and time to discuss what's been taught. Alpha is for anyone to investigate questions about the existence of God, the purpose of life, the afterlife, the claims of Jesus and more. Check them out at alphausa.org.

The Church Online Platform is a free tool to help you launch an online ministry. It removes the barrier of technology so churches everywhere can reach the people they are uniquely equipped to reach. Check them out at churchonlineplatform.com.


Upward Sports is the world’s largest Christian youth sports provider. Upward Sports is the only organization that offers the 360 Progression, a uniquely designed total sports experience that adapts and expands as players grow in their personal athletic journeys. The 360 Progression develops total athletes mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially – producing players who excel both on and off the field. Check them out at upward.org.


Rural Compassion partners with churches by:

  • Providing resources so the church can respond to those needs. (Shoes, backpacks, food, and more)
  • Helping the church become the center of the community by becoming a spiritually-based service center. (After-School program, drug/alcohol rehabilitation, community cleanup, and more)
  • Teaching and training the church to become more effective in their community outreach efforts.
  • Check them out at ruralcompassion.org



    Parent Churches

    Leading Church Multiplication by Tom Nebel and Steve Pike




    Multi-Site Churches: Guidance for the Movement's Next Generation by Scott McConnell 



    The Multi-Site Church Revolution: Being One Church in Many Locations (Leadership Network Innovation Series) by Geoff Surratt 



    A Multi-Site Church Roadtrip: Exploring the New Normal (Leadership Network Innovation Series) 




    Portable Options

    Church. in a Box® Solutions include equipment, storage cases and trailers in varying sizes. They have pre-built solutions, pre-built custom solutions or can do on-site custom solutions. Check them out at churchinabox.com.


    Church On Wheels specializes in portable solutions for all areas of a mobile church; from fully integrated audio and lighting systems to signage, seating, trailers, and bright, colorful children's areas that set up in minutes! Their specially designed carts and caddies will vastly increase the efficiency of your church's process. Check them out at churchonwheels.com.


    Portable Church® provides everything you need to be a mobile church. They are a collective of Designers, Consultants, Project Managers, Producers, Builders and Experts. Together, they create customized, all-inclusive solutions for church plants and multi-site churches. Check them out at portablechurch.com.


    Presentation Software

    OpenSong is a free, open-source software application created to manage lyrics, chords, lead sheets, overheads, computer projection, and more. Check them out at opensong.org.


    ProPresenter is a cross-platform (Mac and Windows) lyric and media presentation package built specifically to make high-quality worship gatherings easy. Taking full advantage of the latest technologies of your computer, ProPresenter operators control a presentation on one screen, while dynamically affecting the visuals and lyrics experienced by an audience on one or more screens. Designed to be simple for volunteers to use. Check them out at renewedvision.com.



    Sound Systems

    Audio Video Electronics (AVE) specializes in church sound systems, commercial audio video (AV), school sound & video systems, room acoustics, stage lighting and more. Check them out at www.audiovideoelectronics.com.


    G-Force Pro Audio is a MN company that helps churches with their technology needs.  Whether it’s audio, video, lighting or acoustics, their design team provides first-tier quality. Contact them at 651-308-0411.You can view their website at www.g-forceproaudio.com.


    Reach Communications provides design, installation & products, including systems & equipment for the following: turnkey solutions & design; sound; stage lighting; video projection & production; acoustics treatment, analysis, & EASE modeling; consulting & engineering; on-site service calls. In addition they are a full-range supplier of production services for events. Check them out at reachcomm.net.



    Assemblies of God Credit Union has many features available for churches as well as for pastors' personal needs. The Assemblies of God Credit Union (AGCU) is a faith-based credit union and has been affiliated with the Assemblies of God since 1951. AGCU is a full-service banking institution. They provide a variety of traditional banking services – from checking accounts to many types of loans. Additionally, they have Generush - an online giving option for churches. Check them out at agcu.org/churchsolutions/.


    Aplos Software believes if you have the right tools, anyone should be able to manage the finances of a nonprofit or church, even if they aren't an accountant. Their goal is to build software to help nonprofits complete each task correctly, quickly and confidently and ultimately help them succeed as organizations. They offer accounting, e-File and oversight products. Check them out at aplossoftware.com


    Clover Donations allows you to receive donations from any device with an internet connection. Donations can be one-time or recurring, credit card or bank transfers. You are in control of the content, design and functionality while Clover gives you the tools needed to manage donor giving. Check them out at cloverdonations.com


    Generis believes that the essential and effective approach toward generous giving is one that is ever green. It’s not about a campaign. It’s about a culture. A culture that gives out of abundance and sustains giving in times of drought. They focus on everyday generosity, opportunity generosity and legacy generosity. Check them out at generis.com.


    Mogiv is a simple, web and mobile-based system that builds sustainable relationships between nonprofit organizations and their supporters through communication vehicles that are used every day. Check them out at www.mogiv.com.



    Giving Rocket provides a resource to encourage congregations to remain committed in giving tithes and offerings.  The site is very clear that it is not intended for Capital Campaigns but many of the principles can be applied.  The site comes complete with coaching for pastors as well as pre-made email campaigns to your giving families and messages about giving. Check them out at therocketcompany.com/giving.


    Quickbooks Pro is recommended for desktop accounting needs. Check them out at quickbooks.intuit.com or visit any office supply store.





    SecureGive strives to help churches increase charitable giving through innovative technology. When giving is convenient, people give more. Make it easy for people to give or connect on-site with a giving kiosk, online through your website, and on-the-go through SecureGive's mobile app. Check them out at securegive.com.


    Support Networks

    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. 



    ARC is an association of relational churches working with church planters, church leaders, and churches in transition to provide support, guidance and resources to launch and grow life-giving churches. Check them out at arcchurches.com.


    MOSAIX is a relational network of local church pastors/planters, researchers, educators and ministry leaders, that exists to catalyze the growing movement toward multi-ethnic economically diverse churches. Check them out at mosaix.info.

    Passion 4 Planting is a family of church planting ministries focused on helping church planters start healthy new churches. Check them out at churchplanting4me.com.



    Exponential is a growing community of leaders committed to accelerating the multiplication of healthy, reproducing faith communities. They equip movement makers with actionable principles, ideas and solutions. Besides the conferences Exponential East and Exponential West, Exponential has many resources available online for you to use in personal training or with your team. Check them out at exponential.org.



    Church Plant Media wants church planters to have high quality web design and functionality, all at an affordable price. They specialize in creating user-friendly Design Styles for churches and ministries. The variety of our designs range from artistically rich, to intentionally minimal. Check them out at churchplantmedia.com

    Clover delivers a beautiful, professional front-end website that is easy to create and maintain. Check them out at cloversites.com.


    The purpose of Sheepish Design is to redesign the face of the Church online.  Combining mission centered design, content management, and cost effective pricing we are able to meet the unique needs of most Churches. Because our background is in the Church, we can identify and design to your unique strengths. From traditional to the contemporary and all the community in between, we understand what you value. We approach each project with the intention of communicating these core values; we create websites designed for the flock. Our mission is to redesign every Church website, making each one a leader in the Online Great Commission.  Check them out at sheepishdesign.org



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