Church Planting

9 Essentials of a Church Planter – Part 1

Every so often I have a conversation with a dude that is considering church planting. And most of the conversations I have with guys considering or pursuing church planting include questions about what practical essentials a church planter should have. Over the past several years, through tons of conversations with church planters, people who train […]

13 Lessons From Year One at Imago Dei Church (Part 1)

The article was written by Tony Merida, Nate Akin, and Matt Sigmon from Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. Thirteen Lessons from Year One of Imago Dei Church We launched our first public worship service on September 11, 2011. Since that time, we’ve learned many important lessons. We want to share them with you […]

B21/SEBTS Church Planting Forum

Baptist21 and the SEBTS North American Church Planting Network are partnering to host a lunch for SEBTS students who are interested in Church Planting. This free lunch will be next Thursday, September 8th immediately after chapel. At this lunch you will have the opportunity to hear from church planters and to meet with churches in […]

Go Network: Church Planting in Mississippi

  B21 wants to make you aware of the Go Network for church planting in Mississippi, focusing primarily on the central and southern parts of the state. “Go Network is a group of churches committed to developing church planters that will reach people far from God with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are looking […]

Send North America Discussion

B21 is very excited about the direction of the North American Mission Board under the leadership of President Kevin Ezell (who will also be joining the B21 lunch panel on Tuesday of the Convention, Register for that HERE). Ezell has introduced the strategy entitled “Send North America” that will be a major church planting push […]


Bryan Barley is a contributor to Baptist21 and the lead pastor of The Summit Church Denver, a new church plant in urban Denver, CO. He and his wife, Megan, have lived in the city now for two months. Almost two months ago my wife and I, along with several other individuals from the Summit Church […]

One8 Network in north Mississippi

As a north Mississippi native, I’ve long been burdened about the need for healthy, Christ-centered churches in my home town of Corinth, and the surrounding region.  Indeed, there is a “church on every corner,” but though USA Today named MS the most religious state in the Union, it also boasts the highest teen pregnancies, highest […]

Porterbrook with PlantNC

In the past Baptist21 has let our readers know about a church-planting network in NC called PlantNC. It is their mission to be a network of churches, pastors, leaders and planters whose mission is to make disciples through the planting of gospel centered churches. So, in order to carry out that mission PlantNC has an […]

The Local Church and The Great Commission: One Mission, Two Contexts

Note from B21: We are excited to announce that the author of this post, Paul, is a new B21 contributor. Paul serves on staff at the Church at Brook Hills. Paul and his family just returned from serving the Lord in a context overseas that was primarily Muslim. He will release two blogs over the […]

B21 Interview: A29 Church Planter John Chambers (pt3)

Check out Part One of this Interview – Theological Education Check out Part Two of this Interview – Challenges in Church Planting 4.)  Why are you baptist and A29? I am thoroughly Baptist.  I have been Baptist my entire life.  I was born into a Baptist family, saved in a Baptist church, baptized in a […]

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