New Church or Multi-Site

A new stand-alone body of believers or a new site of an existing congregation created to reach new people.


Pathway to Starting a New Church or Multi-site

  1. Begin with a dangerous prayer: Lord, use me.
  2. Notice the holy disturbance in your heart.
  3. Discern in prayer and conversation with others if starting a new body of believers would provide a solution to the disturbance in your heart.
  4. Read any of the books listed below and notice if your passion grows or wanes for this kind of ministry.
  5. If you have an increasing passion for this kind of ministry, talk to your pastor and contact Roger Ross, Director of Congregational Excellence for next steps (rross@moumethodist.org).
Launch by Nelson Searcy and Kerrick Thomas

Launch by Nelson Searcy and Kerrick Thomas

Practical how-to strategies for creating a team, planning worship, fundraising, effective outreach in the ever-changing landscape of church planting.

New to Five: Starting a Level 5 Multiplying Church by Ralph Moore and Jeff Christopherson

New to Five: Starting a Level 5 Multiplying Church by Ralph Moore and Jeff Christopherson

Provides a practical language of progressive levels of involvement to help your church become more effective in partnering with the Holy Spirit in the exponential movement toward multiplication.

Planting Missional Churches by Ed Stetzer & Daniel Im

Planting Missional Churches by Ed Stetzer & Daniel Im

A guide to laying a missional foundation for any new community, choosing the right model and developing the appropriate systems so you can multiply the movement of the Holy Spirit.

Missouri Conference Planting Academy

Missouri Conference Planting Academy

An 11-month intentional community of potential and existing planters for shared worship, learning, accountability and discernment infused with coaching and mentorship with the intended goal that 100% of participants begin a new faith community within 1 year to reach new people.

New Pathways

New Pathways

A week-long conference designed to help newly appointed/assigned church planters devise a working plan to launch a new site in the next 12-18 months.

Small Vital Church: El Dorado

Small Vital Church: El Dorado

El Dorado Springs has new life as a video venue for a suburban church 90 minutes away.