Planter Residency


Feeling called to plant a church in North Carolina? We encourage you to start with a church planting residency at one of our Stakeholder Churches. In our experience, church planters going through a church planting residency is a key factor in planting a successful church. Church planters who complete a church planting residency at a church committed to sending them out well have a much higher chance of their church plant both surviving and thriving!


Church planting residencies give church planters the opportunity to prepare to plant while being coached and encouraged every step of the way under the care of a sending church. During a 9 to 18 month church planting residency, residents create a vision, develop a planting team, establish a location, grow as preachers and pastors, raise financial support, and begin to reach their target neighborhoods with the gospel. At the end of the residency the church planting team will be commissioned and sent out by their stakeholder church.

Commissioning services are a highlight for Resident Planters and Launch Teams!


We have church planting residency opportunities at incredible stakeholder churches across the state of North Carolina. Looking to plant an urban, suburban or rural church? Looking to plant in the Triad, Triangle, Charlotte Metro, Beach, or the Foothills? There is a good chance we have a stakeholder church that would be a great fit to be your sending church!

Below are locations actively looking for a church planting resident.

  • Cary
  • Chapel Hill/Pittsboro
  • Concord
  • Durham
  • Fuquay-Varina
  • Greenville
  • Kinston
  • Wilson
  • Yadkinville
  • More Coming Soon!

What Leaders are Saying


1. Inquiry

2. Interview

3. Introduction

4. Assessment

5. Approval

6. Placement

7. Residency