WHY A 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!
WHAT IS A RESIDENCY?
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.
- Chapel Hill/Pittsboro, NC
- Havelock, NC
- Yadkinville, NC
- More Coming Soon!
What Leaders are Saying
“Being in a residency program was an important season for my family and I. It’s a period of healthy preparation that I highly recommend to anyone who wants to move forward in church planting.”
– Steven Madsen – Triangle Fellowship Church
“We would not have planted BridgePoint Church without our residency at HBC. They provided a system, support, and a team to help us live out the calling that God placed on our heart.”
– Josh Howard – BridgePoint Church
“Participating in the Residency program provided me the opportunity to gain hands-on skills through training, experience, and mentorship which has been vital to our church plant. I’ve truly received tools to add to my leadership and gained lifelong relationships.”
– Daniel Smith – Grace City Church
– Ed Davis – Missio Dei
“My Church planting residency was life changing! It instilled a sending culture in me that equipped us to become a church planting church.”
– Nate Watts – Hope Church Tabor City
“Church planting residencies are paramount for the development of church planting pastors. In a residency you will learn biblical ecclesiology, healthy leadership, rhythms of rest, and pastoral humility. “
– Grant Yowe – Renewal Church