In The Alliance, we believe that church planting is the most effective means of winning people to Christ, discipling them to maturity, and unleashing them into fruitful service to His Kingdom. In fact, the 24,000 churches planted by the C&MA throughout the world have resulted in a global Alliance family of more than 6.3 million Christ followers and counting—in this generation alone!
Since your church is a part of this family, we want to invite you and your congregation to join the celebration. These links will help:
Watch John Stumbo’s February Video Blog to find out why U.S. church planting is so critical today.
Download the Church Planting Sunday bulletin insert to print and distribute to your congregation on February 26.
Visit Alliance Church-Planting for some great print and video resources to help your church discover:
- Why planting churches is so important
- How The Alliance started as a church plant
- How your church is already involved in planting
- How our Acts 1:8 values are being lived out through planting
- Where the church plants in your district are taking place
- How to interact with and pray for a church planter during your worship service
- 10 Ways to Help a Church Plant/Planter
- What a Greenhouse church is and how your church can become one
Here are a few examples of C&MA churches, districts, and associations that have heard and answered God’s call to extend Christ’s love to their communities through church planting:
CityLight Church in Omaha, Nebraska, began in 2012 and is now reaching more than 1,000 people. The congregation has already planted three more churches, including CityLight Lincoln which went public this month.
The Stirring in Redding, California, is celebrating Church Planting Sunday by taking time in the service to commission a team of 80 people into their city. Pastor Nathan Edwardson will interview the church planter and then pray for and commission the team.
Crosspoint Church in Temecula, California, went through Greenhouse Training a little over a year ago. In response, Crosspoint sent two of its pastors and more than 100 people to plant Access Church in Menifee, California.
The Cambodian District recently concluded the yearlong Church Planter Institute training, in partnership with Bible League International. More than 20 leaders from the Cambodian District finished the course, and several are actively working on church plants.
The Arabic-Speaking Association, in partnership with Alliance Districts, has planted several refugee outreach ministries and accompanying churches in the United States.
The Ohio Valley District is actively working on two church plants: Church of the Crossing and New City Church.
The New England District leadership went through Greenhouse Training and in 2016 commissioned Bay Church and Love Alliance Church
The Mid-Atlantic District recently appointed Bruce Persons to plant a church in Baltimore for the deaf community, one of the largest unreached people groups in the United States.