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.

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.

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You are committed to reaching your community with the gospel, and so are we. Church planting isn’t just a ministry for individual church planters—it’s a ministry for the whole Church. Send Network Virginia is a partnership of people just like you—churches and church planters—planting churches everywhere for everyone.

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