The 2018 School of Church Planting
Published: January 15, 2018

The 2018 School of Church Planting can help you launch a successful new church. 

Baptist Mid-Missions’ North America Church Planting & Development team will hold its 33rd annual School of Church Planting on June 11–14, 2018, at City Light Baptist Church in Culpeper, Virginia. 

Taught by veteran church planters, the School of Church Planting course is part of Baptist Mid-Mission’s ongoing endeavor to equip a new generation of skilled church planters to face the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century. Our goal is to help new churches graduate sooner, finish stronger, and be better equipped for successful, propagative ministry. Even church planters with years of experience have found this instruction helpful. Graduate and undergraduate credit may be available.

Over the past 33 years, more than 600 missionaries, church planters, pastors, and college students have attended BMM’s School of Church Planting, including more than 200 from Baptist Mid-Missions from 37 countries.  Here is a sampling of what they say:

“I wish I had this before I began my ministry.” 

“The volume of material is incredible.  If we had known some of this earlier, we would have done a few things differently.  The resources would, without a doubt, help any church planter.”

“The experience of the instructors has been a great blessing.  Also the depth of details provided was incredible.  Appreciated the summary class Thursday afternoon.” 

“Tremendously practical!  The step-by-step focus and five-stage illustration make all of my next steps clear.  Now all I have to do is implement it.”

If you have not yet had the opportunity to participate in the School of Church Planting, we invite you to join us this year in Central Virginia for four days that will enrich your ministry and help you become a more proficient and productive church planter.

Visit our website at for more information and to download a copy of the School of Church Planting brochure and registration form. For questions, contact the registrar, Roger McNamara, at or (540) 604-1838.