Genesis Church Planters Cohort

Jan 2023- April 2023

Church Planting is a Journey

Are You Prepared?


The Genesis Training

is one of the most concentrated opportunities potential planters could have for a deep dive into the theology and practice of planting mission-based churches

Small Size

Plenty of room for dialog, conversation, and questions amidst all of the planned training.


Our cohort model provides the opportunity to learn along with others as friendships are built and relationships are fostered

Diverse Models

This cohort training [as in all we try to do] isn’t dominated by just a few individuals or models of church planting. You’ll hear from a variety of planters, both seasoned and new, and learn from their experiences and approaches. 


Finally, we will provide a good balance of theology, theory, and practicality. Each component is vital.


How does the Cohort work?

Each session consists of pre-recorded content with one of our Equippers and an 1 1/2 hour live Q&A discussion.

In addition, we'll have some pre-work, post-work, and a one-on-one debrief/coaching session with one of our Equippers after the cohort ends. All content will be pre-recorded allowing you to engage on your own schedule, weekly sessions will consist of discussion and Q & A with our Equippers/Presenters. All discussion sessions will be recorded to allow those who have to miss a week to catch up.

What are the dates?

Pre-work: Jan 2023

Module One:

  • Jan 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27 1:00-2:30pmET


Module Two:

  • April 17, 24 2023 1-2:30pmET

Post-Work/Individual Debriefs: April/May 2023

What is the cost?

We're offering Genesis this year for the lowest price we've ever been able to do- Early Bird rate $299 for more than 5+ months of training, equipping, and relationship-building. ($249 for Ecclesia Network members), After Dec 31, 2022 $375 ($325 Network rate)

What topics will be covered?

We'll walk through a broad range of practical, theological and formational topics that are critical in the journey of church planting.

Among them are:

  • Character and Competencies of a Church Planter
  • Planting with Missional Mindset & Strategy
  • Reading Your City
  • Developing Models And Approaches
  • Developing a Discipling Culture
  • Gathering and Developing Your Team
  • Developing Your Church Planting Plan
  • Youth/Children’s Ministry in a Small Church
  • Developing Equipping Structures & Leaders
  • Health in Ministry/Keeping Heart Till the End
  • Funding the Mission

And more!

When does registration open/close?

Registration is now open! The last day to register will be Jan 16, 2023

Will an online cohort be as good as the one-week, in-person experience Genesis has been in the past?

It will be different. We'll miss meals together, morning and evening prayer, and all the casual conversations that happen in the spaces in-between. BUT, we gain a longer time to learn together, to wrestle with concepts and soak in the material, and the cohort model lends itself extremely well to relationship building. We lose some things, but we gain a lot too.

Here's what others have said...

Feedback from past Genesis Trainings

"This week was extremely be beneficial. I came in not knowing what to expect, a little nervous and overwhelmed, but left feeling extremely equipped and a lot more knowledgeable and encouraged. Genesis has done such a great job covering a multitude of topics."

"Genesis was incredibly encouraging - I feel more equipped about how our team is going to make this idea of a church plant into a reality and more excited about this mission that God has given to us!" 

"It was an incredibly helpful and encouraging experience. There was a great balance between strategic discussion and tending to our hearts. The opportunity to connect with church planters from around the country was exciting and edifying. "  

"The principles of missional church planting taught was a great blend of head, heart, and hands. This was an ideal space to discern, discuss, and work on my church planting plan. The community feel of the week was encouraging and supportive. Lots of prayer, laughter, and learning took place. I'm sad for it to end!"

Ready to Prepare for the Journey of Church Planting?

GENESIS is coming-

Jan 2023

Your chance to join us on this journey ends in


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