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Church Plant Seed Fund

£300,000 replenishing fund. £63,000 has already been pledged by one of the founding churches. Planters will be able to apply for a grant of up to £25,000 payable over two years. The church plant will then be asked to pay back into the fund over the next seven years so as to ensure the fund is permanently replenished for the sake of church planting in Greater Manchester.

Applications are now open! Criteria and application can be found here.

Deadline 02-Jun-2023

Planters Collective

Groups of 5-10 church planters who meet monthly to share, pray for each other and receive ongoing peer-to-peer training. They are a source of enormous encouragement and support to church planters in the city.

Upcoming dates:

08-Jun-2023  /  06-Jul-2023


Please contact Ralph to register your interest.

Prayer for Church Planting

Thursday 22 June

10:30am – 12pm

Rawdon Room, Luther King House, M14 5JP

This is an opportunity to pray specifically for more churches to be planted in Manchester. We want to invite church & movement leaders from right across the denominational/church-style spectrum to ask God to be birthing new churches. So if you want to see this happen (or you want to pray yourself into wanting it!), this is for you.

Starting September 2023

Incubator provides a rigorous church planter training course for those planting churches in the north of England. The Incubator was developed by Redeemer City-to-City and has been used internationally. Running over two years, the Incubator programme consists of 16 full-day training modules. These modules begin with the theological foundations of gospel ministry, and move toward increasingly complex leaderships topics that follow the typical lifecycle of a new church. Each session contains time for peer-to-peer coaching, personal spiritual formation and reflection, and application to real-world problems you face as a planter.

Click here for more information and 2023 registration.

Church planting should not be like building a building – one big traumatic event followed by a deep collective sigh of relief that it’s done. Paul was continually engaged in evangelism, discipleship, and church planting… church planting should be as much an ongoing, natural part of your ministry as worship, evangelism, fellowship, education, and service.

Tim Keller