Breaking the Mold of Church Planter Training

August 4, 2010 - Mac Lake - Church Planting, Leadership Development

Church Planting and Leadership Development are two of my favorite subjects.  And now in my new role at the Launch Network I get to bring those two passions together!  I’m excited to announce that we’re gearing up for Fall sessions at The West Ridge School of Church Planting and I want to warn you, we’re breaking the mold of traditional church planter training.

We believe leadership development should be a highly relational process.  So through this six month training experience you will build relationships with other pre-launch planters, receive coaching from seasoned ministry experts and be mentored by experienced church planters who have proven success.  These highly  interactive sessions will challenge your thinking, strengthen your leadership confidence and help you refine an effective strategy for a successful launch.  We want to walk with you, pray with you, challenge you and help you refine the work that God is doing in your life.

Over these six months you will have the opportunity to hear from and interact with expert practitioners like:

  • Brain Bloye, founding pastor of West Ridge Church.  Under Brian’s leadership West Ridge has grown to more than 4200 attenders in 13 years and has planted nearly 50 churches in the past 6 years.
  • Tony Morgan, strategist, coach, writer, speaker and consultant who equips leaders and churches to impact their communities for Christ.  Tony has written several books including Simply Strategic Growth.
  • Jim Akins, Church Planting guru, veteran church planter, coach and Director of West Ridge School of Church Planting.
  • I will also be attending each session to provide on site coaching and teach sessions on How to Build a Leadership Development Culture and Designing Your Small Group System.

And you have the opportunity to hear from successful church planters like JR Lee, Mike Lukaszwski and others who are still in the trenches of the early years of planting. Sessions will be held one Saturday a month for six months.  Planters are encouraged to bring their wives and as many of their launch team members as possible.  For more information please drop me an email at or

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