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 29 April 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

29 April 2021
06 May 2021
13 May 2021
20 May 2021
27 May 2021
03 June 2021
Half-term break
10 June 2021
17 June 2021
“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.

This Spring’s course starts on Thursday 29 April. It will run on Zoom from 9am-12pm weekly, with a two-week break for half-term.

The CCX facilitated Plant Course costs £300 for team leaders, and £100 for additional team members. This covers the cost of course materials and professional training fees. Bursaries are available.

Nottingham, Birmingham & London Plant Course (facilitated by CCX)
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North Plant Course (facilitated by St Hild Centre for Church Planting)
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South Central Plant Course (joint facilitation)
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