Church Planting

Church Planting

At Grace Church we are committed to plant 100 new churches or campuses by 2036. We are excited for this new journey we are on and we invite you to take part in it. We have recently started a church planting network & a church planting residency all designed to train and equip those with a heart to plant churches. In the meantime, if you have any questions about church planting, our network, or our residency, please reach out – we would love to chat with you!

Why We Plant Churches?

Learn more about the vision God has given Grace Church to plant churches. Pastor Tim explains the who, what and why of church planting.

Our Current Church Planting Residents

Paul Wolfe

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Michael & Emily Liebler

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Our Church Planters

David Layne

Senior Pastor at The Rising Church

David served as a Campus Pastor in Lebanon, TN and is the Senior Pastor of The Rising Church located in Nashville, TN.

James Adams

For over 2 years, James has been a Pastoral Resident learning various roles at Grace and is now the Senior Pastor of Silo Community Church in Louisburg, KS.

Russell Schultz

Russell was on staff at Grace for 5 years as the Grace Students Director and planted Mission City Church in the fall of 2020.

Frequently Asked Questions: Multi-Site Church

A multi-site church is one church in multiple locations. It enables us to plant the church in new areas with the support, resourcing, and infrastructure of an established church.

An independent church plant is a group of people who leave a church to go plant a brand new church. Independent church plants have their own pastor, their own board, their own branding, and their own budget (with some financial help from the “sending” church). They are a new entity.

A multi-site campus is more like a branch of Grace Church with the same name, same logo, same senior pastor, same board, same ministry style, and same vision for the future.

Our vision has always been about disciple-making. Grace models itself after the outward-focused church in Antioch (Acts 11, Acts 13). For the next season of making disciples, our strategy will be church planting. By planting churches, we can make more disciples (Matthew 28). Church plants are typically 6-8 times more evangelistically effective than existing churches.

God is prompting Grace to move forward with both independent church plants and multi-site campuses. We have been praying together as a team (Acts 13:1-4O) and are sensing that this is what God wants us to do (Proverbs 24:6O).

Multi-site studies have shown that the most successful multi-site launches begin where the second and third largest population of attendees live.

The Campus Pastor is the key leader of the campus. He oversees the ministries at the campus and shepherds the people who worship and serve there.

Yes, Grace Church will be staffing the site with the equivalent of three and a half full-time employees. Some roles will be part time and some will be full time

Worship will be led by a live band and in the same style as that of the existing site. Messages at the new site will be predominantly delivered by video.

Learn More

Grace Kids, Grace Students, SOAR, Grace Groups, and Outreach Opportunities.