Church Planter Training

Each session of the Send Network’s Church Planter Training is designed to help planters produce specific outcomes for their church plants. The training identifies 12 leadership competencies which answer the question, “What outcome should a church planter be producing as he is learning church planting skills?”

12 Leadership Competencies  

The competencies the planters study over the semester of training are:

  1. Calling: Identify and confirm a passionate sense of calling.
  2. Character: Master the discipline of leading yourself.
  3. Missional Engagement: Understand the makeup of your community to develop a missional engagement strategy.
  4. Vision: Cast a clear and compelling vision.
  5. Bold Faith: Lead with a bold faith that takes prayerful risks.
  6. Values: Evaluate your values, and integrate them into the DNA of your church.
  7. Fundraising: Effectively raise and manage money.
  8. Disciple-making: Be intentional about making disciples who make disciples.
  9. Systems and Structure: Develop measurable systems and structure to support the vision.
  10. Team Building: Empower key leaders to execute the vision.
  11. Communication: Communicate for kingdom impact.
  12. Multiplication: Create a culture of multiplication.

Our passion behind the training is to develop strong, healthy leaders. We’ve developed a unique approach to training planters that walks through 12 Leadership Competencies over a specific period of time. No matter how much (or how little) training you have received in the past, you will experience a totally new dynamic of learning. 

2018 Train-the-Trainer Retreat Dates
  • Baltimore — Jan. 31-Feb. 2
  • St. Louis — Feb. 5-7
  • San Diego – Feb. 7-9
  • Cleveland – March 12-14
  • San Diego  – April 18-20
  • Atlanta – April 23-25
  • Baltimore - May 16-18
  • San Diego – June 6-8
  • St. Louis – June 25-27
  • Cleveland – Aug. 27-29
  • Atlanta – Sept. 10-12
  • San Diego – Sept. 19-21
  • Baltimore - October 24-26
  • Cleveland – Nov. 12-14
  • St. Louis – Nov. 12–14
  • San Diego – Nov. 14-16
Resources
April 17, 2018 by Rick Duncan | Send Network
Watch the lead trainers at a Train the Trainer Retreat, and you’ll see them huddling together, engaged in deep conversations. Lots of times, you'll hear comments like, “Thanks, I never thought of that,” “I’ll add that to the mix next time,” and “I’ll try not to do that again.” You’ll hear...
February 6, 2018 by Rick Duncan | Send Network
One of the values every leader ought to consider is health. On the Send Network Training team, we are constantly encouraging one another to take advantage of the many ways to stay healthy. It’s why we’ve ditched the Peanut M&Ms and Gummy Bears at our retreats and replaced them with walnuts,...
January 30, 2018 by Send Network | Send Network
Rick Duncan, with the NAMB multiply team, speaks with Peyton Jones and Dino Senesi about asking good questions as a coach. Peyton, with the NAMB multiply team and author of Reaching the Unreached, and Dino Senesi, director of coaching for the Send Network, talk about the importance of listening,...
January 11, 2018 by Rick Duncan | Send Network
When we look at the life and ministry of Jesus, it’s easy to see that He was a master question-asker. Yes, He taught with authority. But perhaps His authority was never more on display than in the way He asked questions. Often, He didn’t tell; He asked. His questions led His followers into...
December 22, 2017 by Mac Lake, Send Network | Send Network
In 2011, Mac Lake accepted the call from West Ridge Church’s lead pastor, Brian Bloye, to start The Launch Network— a network focused on assessing, training and coaching church planters. Several years later, Kevin Ezell, president of...
December 11, 2017 by Rick Duncan | Send Network
You don't have to hang around my friend Mac Lake very long to see it happen. He'll hear someone share an insight, hit his forehead with the palm of his hand, and say, "Wow! That's great! Did you all hear that? Would you say that again? I'm going to write this down. You guys should too!" It's...
October 26, 2017 by Send Network
Dr. Robert E. Logan has over 40 years of ministry experience, including church planting, pastoring, consulting, coaching and speaking. Before listening to the Bob Logan podcast, take a simple self-assessment.
February 13, 2017 by Clint Clifton | Send Network
Many churches want to plant new churches. Yet, it takes careful planning and God-birthed vision to execute a church plant with any measure of success.
Send Network Values Blog Post, eBook
January 9, 2017 by Send Network | Send Network
The Send Network exists to push back lostness in North America. That purpose is accomplished through church planting in areas of greatest need. The Send Network recognizes that church planting is one of the most challenging, and yet rewarding,...
February 9, 2016 by Dino Senesi | Send Network
Great coaches help leaders turn truth into action. Multiple voices speak into the lives of church planters as they attempt to live out God’s calling. Mentors, teachers, trainers, family and friends are all vital to the process. However, not all voices are good, and some might be good one day but...
February 4, 2015 by Matt Rogers | Send Network
Most pastors will point to a person who was most responsible for shaping their call to ministry and not to a book, method, or class. Some, often unknown, saint took spiritual responsibility for them and lovingly and consistently pointed them to...
December 11, 2014 by Christine Hoover | Send Network
Any church planter who is married, and especially any church planter serving in the tough places, will realize how much of a joint venture his ministry is. When God nudges a man toward church planting, that church planter’s wife also is...
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