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Church Planting

The Church Planting Pathway Partnerships

First Coast Churches don’t plant alone! The Church Planting Pathway is designed to increase the capacity of churches of FCC and their pastors as they plant churches throughout the First coast and the world. Our pathway combines the processes, resources and relationships of the North American Mission Board (NAMB), Send Network, the Florida Baptist Convention (FBC) and First Coast Churches so that the church planter and his family will be able to plant a healthy gospel-centered church.

FCC, FBC, and the Send Network work together to provide planter assessment. Those planting within our network will be trained locally by our Church Planting Champion. Planters are then partnered with a local church pastor for coaching.

For this pathway to work 3 kinds of church partners are necessary

  • Multiplying Churches: These are churches that discover, develop, and deploy church planting teams from within their own context. We serve to help churches take their next step toward multiplication!

  • Sending Churches:  Sending Churches are the primary partners for a church plant, taking responsibility for the plant until it is able to stand on its own. 

  • Supporting Churches: Supporting Churches partner with plants by praying, participating, and providing for a church planter, his family, and the new church.

What is your next step on the pathway?

  • Supporting Church

  • Sending Church

  • Church Planter Coach

  • Assessment Leader

Our Process


Our pre-assessment tools and the assessment retreat are valuable in helping a church planter and his family as well as the Sending Church know the best next steps on their church planting journey.


This event is an encouraging and culture-building time of networking, inspiration, and fun where you will learn more about the Send Network kingdom values of family, multiplication and restoration.


Learn alongside other new planters in your area in interactive sessions facilitated by an experienced trainer. This training gives you the tools you will need to develop and implement a contextual strategy for making disciples and planting.


With extensive ministry experience and wisdom, a coach serves as a personal sounding board in your first years as a church planter. He will walk alongside you to help you determine your next steps in planting a healthy church that multiplies.


Church planting should not be pursued alone. It takes compassion and support to help a planter and his wife establish a healthy church while nurturing family relationships. We come alongside you with resources, events, and gifts to encourage you and your family.