Seminary: Church Planting

Seminary: Church Planting

Learn about the principles, challenges and requirements of Church Planting as you build a strategy which can double-up as part of an application for Acts 29 Assessment.

At a Glance

This course leads you through the key facets of Church Planting with reference to the ‘Church Planting Strategy and Timeline’ assignment within the Acts 29 Assessment process.

Set aside 10 hours per week to read, reflect and pray your way through this seminary-level course.

Each lesson includes
  • The principles of Church Planting
  • A focus on identifying the steps required in planting a new church
  • Exercises which can double-up as key inputs into the Acts 29 Assessment process
  • Interactive reflection and exercises to help you apply what you learn
This course is ideal for
  • Aspiring and existing church planters who want to have their vision evaluated in the light of biblical reflection and contextual analysis
  • Aspiring and existing church leaders, their teams, apprentices and interns who are considering church planting
  • Leadership teams and church planting core groups who want to have a common understanding of the steps involved in church planting
  • Existing church ministers who want to 'top-up' their theology with a course that has a strong missional, evangelical and reformational emphasis

Acts 29 is a diverse family of church-planting churches.


80-88 hours

More Details

Learn about the principles, challenges and requirements of Church Planting as you build a strategy which can also double-up as part of the Acts 29 Assessment Application.

Brought to you by Crosslands, the Church Planting course is divided into 8 lessons:

  • Lesson 1 – Need
  • Lesson 2 – Vision
  • Lesson 3 – Contextual Analysis
  • Lesson 4 – Core Team
  • Lesson 5 – Missional Strategy
  • Lesson 6 – Timeline, Goals and Resources
  • Lesson 7 – Leadership Development
  • Lesson 8 – Church-planting Churches

Course Options

  • If you are interested in pursuing seminary credit for any of these courses, please go to the BibleMesh Institute here.
  • For more information about Crosslands and to sign up as a student, click here.
  • For more information about Acts 29 click here.


Tim Chester
Dr. Tim Chester

Tim Chester is a pastor of Grace Church in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, a faculty member of Crosslands. He is the author of over 30 books and commentaries including You Can Change and A Meal with Jesus, as well as being co-author of Total Church.

Dan Strange
Dr. Dan Strange

Dan Strange is Acting Principal at Oak Hill Theological College, lecturing in Culture, Religion and Public Theology and part of the Crosslands faculty. With a PhD from Bristol University, he leads a North London church and is married to Elly with seven children. His most recent monograph is For Their Rock is Not as Our Rock: An Evangelical Theology of Religions.

Tim Ward
Revd. Dr. Tim Ward

Tim Ward teaches at Oak Hill Theological College and is a Crosslands faculty member, having previously taught at the Proclamation Trust Cornhill Training Course. Before that he was the pastor of a church in Leicestershire. He has written a book on the doctrine of Scripture.