The Plant Course is designed to equip and prepare church planters and their teams in the run-up to their plant. We’d love to support your journey of multiplying disciples and congregations.

Our next CCX Plant Course will take place online and will run on Thursday mornings for seven weeks, starting on Thursday 21st January 2021. Find out more about this and other Plant Courses taking place across country below.

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The Plant Course is a seven-session programme designed to equip church planters and their teams in the 12 months leading up to their plant. It covers the practical aspects of church planting, such as strategy, finance, funding, communications and self-leadership. It’s ideal for churches who are ready to plant and have their bishop’s approval.

Over the seven-week course, participants receive input from experienced practitioners, explore case studies and develop their own strategies through times of reflection, discussion and sharing.

At the end of the course, the church planters present their planting vision, strategic plan, budget, and growth plans to one another and a panel of experienced clergy and other experts.

We love seeing different traditions and types of churches represented on the course and our heart is to support each team in their journey of multiplying disciples and congregations. In the long-term, we’ve found that people who are trained do a much better job than those who aren’t.

Plant Course Roadmap

Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Half-term break
Session 5
Session 6
Session 7
“Church planting can feel like a roller-coaster ride all on your own but the Church Planting Course helps you feel that you’re not alone and works through all those things that could keep you up at night. A must for anyone who has a passion to join God’s mission in bringing people to Christ and growing his church.” Steve Burston, vicar of St John’s Crawley

Dates & Locations

The Plant Course is run in different locations globally by dioceses, denominations, networks and institutions. Take a look below for the next courses’ dates and locations.

The next CCX facilitated Plant Course will take place in partnership with Birmingham, Leicester and London Dioceses. This Spring’s course starts on Thursday 21st January. It will run on Zoom from 9am-12pm weekly, with a two-week break for half-term.

The CCX facilitated Plant Course costs £250 for team leaders, and £50 for additional team members. This covers the cost of course materials and professional training fees. Bursaries are available. N.B. The course normally takes place termly on Thursdays, from 9:30 to 4:30 at St Edmund the King, London EC3V 9EA.

Birmingham, Leicester & London Plant Course (facilitated by CCX)
Starts Thursday 21st JanuaryEmail
North Plant Course (facilitated by St Hild Centre for Church Planting)
Starts January 2021Email
South Central Plant Course (joint facilitation)
Starts Thursday 14th JanuaryEmail