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Our Passion

That the EPC will connect existing opportunities and create new ones so that the best next generation of church planters will find a clear, inviting pathway to prepare for church planting in the EPC.

“I’m interested in EPC church planting, where do I go next?”

If you have:

No Experience (no church planting experience, little ministry experience)

  1. Complete our Church Planting 3-Part Self-Assessment
  2. Contact an EPC “First Responder” in your area to find out what experiences you will need from:
  • Seminary.
  • Job openings in EPC churches led by former church planters.
  • Internships available in EPC churches with a church planting theme.
  • Church Planting “Boot camp” - If you have little or no full-time ministry experience, the EPC will fund your exploration of this vocation at the boot camp of your choice, after a minimum of one year in full-time ministry in an EPC church.

Some Experience (some church planting experience and/or years of ministry experience)

  1. Complete our Church Planting 3-Part Self-Assessmentt and contact an EPC “First Responder”.
  2. Attend a Church Planting Bootcamp (to receive exposure to the best thinking about ‘how’ and ‘why’ to plant churches).
  3. Internships (necessity depends on your experience).
  4. Mentoring (with an experienced EPC church planter).
  5. CMTC personal 2-day Assessment (Many of our most promising candidates may be co-funded by their presbytery and one other calling agency to be assessed for church planting.
  6. CPAC Week-long Assessment (available at limited set times, in conjunction with other reformed bodies).
  7. Personal Connection to possible church planting opportunities in the EPC.

Seasoned Veteran (years of ministry experience, significant productive church planting experience with concrete calling, location, and plan)

  1. Contact an EPC First Responder so we can work with you to assess:
  • What you need from us to help make your church plant happen?
  • Boot Camp for fresh strategy (see above).
  • CMTC personal 2-dayAssessment (see above).
  • Personal Connection to possible church planting opportunities in the EPC.

Watch this video to learn more about the EPC church planting strategy.