I Think I Want to Plant a Church. What Now?

Here’s the 5 big questions to answer before you get started planting your church!

“I’m thinking church planting is for me. Where do I get started?”

1. Are you called?

A Clear Calling is the most important ingredient for any new church. How has God led you to the point of desiring to plant a church? Explore your calling.

2. Do you have a network?

To plant a church you will need a network for prayer support and partnership. Possibilities are many. To begin networking through Louisiana Baptists, fill out our Initial Info Form. Other relationships that we find essential are sponsor church(es) and local associations. Who is your sponsor/partnering church? Have you connected with your local Director of Missions?

3. Have you been assessed?

Assessment helps you to clarify your calling to plant and also what context & partners that you may best fit with. Fill out the Initial Info Form and we’ll contact you to setup your assessment.

4. Have you been trained?

Your training to plant has no doubt been a life long journey. We also recommend that you take part in a specific training to plant a church in Louisiana. We provide 3-5 opportunities in Louisiana annually. We also recommend a number of conferences and other training nationally. Click here to view the next training opportunities near you. Or contact us for more information.

5. Plan, place, & people?

Your calling, networking, assessment, & training should culminate with a strategy to evangelize a particular people at a particular place. Check out our Engage Map to see potential projects around Louisiana. Contact us about places of greatest need & open doors.

Ready to get started?

Contact one of our Louisiana Baptists Strategists today to start your church planting journey.