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Become a Church Planter

Are you considering planting a church?


SBC of Virginia has been partnering with churches to plant churches since our earliest days, assisting with over 200 church plants. We recognize church planting as a viable means of reaching the six million lost and unreached people in our state and nation’s capital.

Throughout Scripture, God’s calling came in many different forms for His chosen servants. It’s likely that you’re visiting this webpage because you’ve heard God’s call to plant a new church. If you share the beliefs and values of our network of churches and have a desire to plant a church that will enthusiastically participate in our Gospel partnership, we would consider it a privilege to walk with you in your journey of confirming God’s call and discovering His direction for you in church planting.


How do I become an SBCV Church Planter?


There are no guarantees in church planting other than the fact that it will be much more difficult than you thought it would be. Church planting is certainly not for the faint of heart. In fact, our experience in working with church planters is that it takes a certain gift mix and skill set to effectively serve as a lead planter.

Many are called to be involved in some aspect of starting a new church. Planting requires a team effort with all hands on deck, each person using his unique abilities to contribute to the task. The Church Planting Team at the SBC of Virginia has developed a robust process to assist church planter candidates to determine if they have the necessary gifts and abilities to serve in the role of a lead church planter.

STEP ONE:
INTEREST FORM

If you believe God may be calling you to join Him in planting a new SBC of Virginia church, please download and complete the Church Planter Interest Form. Email your completed form to churchplanting@sbcv.org and a church planting strategist will follow up with you.

DOWNLOAD FORM


Why plant in Virginia?


International Implications
A growing number of immigrants live in Virginia, with over 190 people groups calling Virginia and DC home. Many of these immigrants are from countries that are closed to the Gospel.
65% Unreached
Even Virginia’s most evangelized communities are 65% unreached.
Diverse Population
Virginia is home to both some the wealthiest and poorest people in our nation. There is great need for healthy, Bible-based churches both in our state’s cities and the most rural areas of the commonwealth.

WHERE ARE THE LOST?

Why plant in DC?


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Why plant with SBCV?



“The funding is immensely important, but more important to me are the friendships I’ve formed with fellow planters, other pastors, and the SBCV strategists who offer valuable insight and encouragement.”

Richard Boyce, Planter
Grace Church, Waynesboro


“…SBCV has a heart to reach all people groups and to see churches planted in the inner-city. I liked that the SBCV is committed to the Word of God, evangelism, and has a clear assessment process.”

Tracy King, Planter
Truth Fellowship Church, Roanoke


“Leverage the collective wisdom of the leaders and of the network. So many resources are available through SBCV. We have made many good friends and those friendships have turned into shared ideas, mentors, coaches and friends to lean on.”

Jeff Lynch, Planter
Bridgetown Church, Danville


“There is no need to try to plant a church in Virginia without the support of the SBCV – you would be cheating yourself if you tried…They provide incredible support, mentoring, and resourcing for you to fulfill your calling as a church planter…”

Jason Lamb, Planter
Rising Church, Leesburg


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