Church Plant Coaching

With Decades of personal church planting experience in multiple cities, Scott Harness knows what it takes to get the community of the King started. From urban settings to rural, he knows the landscape and the people and can help you get started on the right track. 

Have you ever thought about planting a church?

Do you daydream about what it would be like to start a new church? Have you been praying about a new vision for how the church should be? Does the idea of starting from scratch excite you? Do you see a need somewhere and wonder, “Why doesn’t someone do something?” Maybe God is leading you to explore church planting.

The world needs new churches. In fact, the need for planting new churches is as great as it has ever been. That may sound hard to believe, but it is true! Now you can discover for yourself if church planting is part of God’s plan for you.

If God has called you and given you a dream. A call to plant a church. A dream to reach your community for Him. You are ready to go but have so many questions you don’t know where to start!

• How much money will I need?
• What staff should I look for?
• How do I develop a launch plan?
• What will the opening day look like?
• What kind of outreach and marketing should I do?
• What type of facility should I look for?
So many questions… you just want a little help getting pointed in the right direction. Then Church Plant coaching is for you. Our goal is to empower church planters (and their teams, if applicable) to develop customized launch plans while helping to answer these and many other questions. We also hope to share some lessons learned and encourage you in your ministry.

Have you ever thought about planting a church?

Do you daydream about what it would be like to start a new church? Have you been praying about a new vision for how the church should be? Does the idea of starting from scratch excite you? Do you see a need somewhere and wonder, “Why doesn’t someone do something?” Maybe God is leading you to explore church planting.

The world needs new churches. In fact, the need for planting new churches is as great as it has ever been. That may sound hard to believe, but it is true! Now you can discover for yourself if church planting is part of God’s plan for you.

If God has called you and given you a dream. A call to plant a church. A dream to reach your community for Him. You are ready to go but have so many questions you don’t know where to start!

• How much money will I need?
• What staff should I look for?
• How do I develop a launch plan?
• What will the opening day look like?
• What kind of outreach and marketing should I do?
• What type of facility should I look for?
So many questions… you just want a little help getting pointed in the right direction. Then Church Plant coaching is for you. Our goal is to empower church planters (and their teams, if applicable) to develop customized launch plans while helping to answer these and many other questions. We also hope to share some lessons learned and encourage you in your ministry.

Discover Church Planting

Our coaching is a state of the art equipping program that trains and coaches church planters through a process that results in a high-quality strategic plan for the new church.

Why is church plant coaching so important? Consider the following average new construction home in America:

  • costs over $150,000 to completion• costs over $150,000 to completion• takes 9-12 months from conception (idea) to completion (occupancy)
  • requires the integration and completion of over 400 individual actions (e.g. framing, insulation, wiring, roofing, etc.) many of which are interrelated and must be completed in a certain order
  • requires the coordination of many different contractors and people (vendors/service providers)

Sound familiar? Yes…starting a new church often requires a similar scope of work! Can you imagine hiring a general contractor with absolutely no home building experience? Most people would not even consider it! General contractors typically have years of training and experience. Yet God, in His wisdom, calls most church planters to accomplish a similar scope of work with very little experience (to ensure complete reliance on Him).

You need coaching. You need help. Why fly blind and make mistakes that are avoidable? Church plant coaching is a great place to start! Learn from others who’ve already walked in your shoes.

Throughout the coaching, we will cover a process designed to help you take your dreams and calling and turn them into a reality. We’ll talk through different strategy areas and specifically address how to use them to reach the people God has called you to reach. We’ll share practical tips and insights. Our goal through it all is to answer the question, “I’ve decided to plant a church. Now what?”

A few things you’ll learn in church plant coaching…

Discover Church Planting

Our coaching is a state of the art equipping program that trains and coaches church planters through a process that results in a high-quality strategic plan for the new church.

Why is church plant coaching so important? Consider the following average new construction home in America:

  • costs over $150,000 to completion• costs over $150,000 to completion• takes 9-12 months from conception (idea) to completion (occupancy)
  • requires the integration and completion of over 400 individual actions (e.g. framing, insulation, wiring, roofing, etc.) many of which are interrelated and must be completed in a certain order
  • requires the coordination of many different contractors and people (vendors/service providers)

Sound familiar? Yes…starting a new church often requires a similar scope of work! Can you imagine hiring a general contractor with absolutely no home building experience? Most people would not even consider it! General contractors typically have years of training and experience. Yet God, in His wisdom, calls most church planters to accomplish a similar scope of work with very little experience (to ensure complete reliance on Him).

You need coaching. You need help. Why fly blind and make mistakes that are avoidable? Church plant coaching is a great place to start! Learn from others who’ve already walked in your shoes.

Throughout the coaching, we will cover a process designed to help you take your dreams and calling and turn them into a reality. We’ll talk through different strategy areas and specifically address how to use them to reach the people God has called you to reach. We’ll share practical tips and insights. Our goal through it all is to answer the question, “I’ve decided to plant a church. Now what?”

A few things you’ll learn in church plant coaching…

Explore your role and calling to church planting

  • Clarifying the church planter’s vision
  • Confirming the church planter’s call
  • Confirming the church planter’s call
  • Discover the Biblical principles of church planting
  • Learn about the need for new churches
  • How church planting can even help existing churches reach more people
  • Your first steps toward a new church start• Church planting step-by-step

Explore church planting support

  • Organizing church finances & administration
  • Receive funding for a new church start
  • Receive funding for a new church start
  • Sponsorships, partners, and fundraising made simple
  • Plug into an Association

Explore church planting methods

  • Understand the seven types of church plants
  • Understand the seven types of church plants
  • Find out how new churches get up and running
  • Determining the church ministry focus
  • Clarifying the church purpose & mission
  • Developing the church values & styles
  • Designing church strategies & structures
  • Creating church ministry models & plans
  • Creating & refining a church planting proposal
  • Establishing a core group & launch team

Explore the risk and rewards of church planting

  • Avoid the land mines of a new start
  • Avoid the land mines of a new start
  • Grow a new start from vision to reality
  • Why new churches grow faster than existing churches
  • Mentoring church ministry lay leaders & staff
  • Developing gospel-centered ministries
  • Leading the church to healthy growth
  • Managing conflict in the emerging church
  • Making the main thing the main thing

Sound familiar?

Yes…starting a new church often requires a similar scope of work! Can you imagine hiring a general contractor with absolutely no home building experience? Most people would not even consider it! General contractors typically have years of training and experience. Yet God, in His wisdom, calls most church planters to accomplish a similar scope of work with very little experience (to ensure complete reliance on Him)…..

Contact Scott to begin your church plant coaching today:

What Others Are Saying About the Workshop:

Since I have some experience and have read a lot of the current literature, I almost talked myself out. Boy, would that have been a mistake! The coaching was cogent, well presented, and intensely practical. Your experience in church planting is impressive, but I was even more impressed by your heart for the kingdom.

What you have taught us should really help- both us and others who have hopes of “planting” or who are in the process. We feel you did an excellent job- it is obvious that extensive work has gone into planning!

It is evident that you do have a passion for planting, and a passion for people, planters, and His kingdom. Thanks for being so giving of yourselves. I appreciate your prep and planning time, the investment of $$$ and the time coaching….. You gave (Even to a brother who doesn’t wear the same theological label) deeply of what you are and have received. Thank You!

Your whole team is so enthusiastic and experience. I felt like everything that was said was helpful. I feel very encouraged! Thank you.

Ten Principles of Church Planting:

1. Jesus is Lord. (Matt. 9.37-38) All church plant activity is made effective and fruitful under the watch care and power of the Lord Jesus, who Himself is the Lord of the Harvest.

2. Evangelize, Equip, and Empower people to reach people. (1 Thess. 1.6-8) Our goal in reaching others for Christ is not only for solid conversion but also for dynamic multiplication; those who are reached must be trained to reach others as well.

3. Be inclusive: whosoever will may come. (Romans 10.12) No strategy should forbid any person or group from entering into the Kingdom through Jesus Christ by faith.

4. Be culturally neutral: Come just as you are. (Colossians 3.11) The Gospel places no demands on any seeker to change their culture as a prerequisite for coming to Jesus; they may come just as they are.

5. Avoid a fortress mentality. (Acts 1.8) The goal of missions is not to create an impregnable castle in the midst of an unsaved community, but a dynamic outpost of the Kingdom which launches a witness for Jesus within and unto the very borders of their world.

6. Continue to evangelize to avoid stagnation. (Romans 1.16-17) Keep looking to the horizons with the vision of the Great Commission in mind; foster an environment of aggressive witness for Christ.

7. Cross racial, class, gender, and language barriers. (1 Cor. 9.19-22) Use your freedom in Christ to find new, credible ways to communicate the Kingdom message to those farthest from the cultural spectrum of the traditional church.

8. Respect the dominance of the receiving culture. (Acts 15.23-29) Allow the Holy Spirit to incarnate the vision and the ethics of the Kingdom of God in the words, language, customs, styles, and experiences of those who have embraced Jesus as their Lord.

9. Avoid dependence. (Eph. 4.11-16) Neither patronize nor be overly stingy towards the growing congregation; do not underestimate the power of the Spirit in the midst of even the smallest Christian community to accomplish God’s work in their community.

10. Think reproducibility. (2 Timothy 2.2; Phil. 1.18) In every activity and project, you initiate, think in terms of equipping others to do the same by maintaining an open mind regarding the means and ends of your missionary endeavors.

Contact Scott to begin your church plant coaching today:

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