you are called to reach the world for jesus. we are here to help.

Since 1980, we have helped plant over 500 churches in 32 countries. 

The world needs Jesus Christ, and you’ve been commissioned to reach it with the gospel. You need a family who will support you in fulfilling that call. Not just any family, but a network of seasoned church planters with a rich heritage of accomplishing what you have set out to do. We are that network.

Our mission is to come alongside church planters and support them both financially and spiritually during the first years of their ministry.

We would love to learn more about your and your ministry! 

Due to high volumes of requests fulfilled this year we will open up our application process again in 2020.


The Process.

Step one


Spanish River Church supports men that are called of God looking to start reformed, male elder-lead, gospel-preaching churches that are launching their first worship service and are currently living in the area they wish to plant in.

Once you have completed the Church Planter Application, a member of our church planting team will respond letting you know we have received your application.

step two


A member of our Church Planting team will coach you through the entire proposal process. We supply you with all of the templates you will need to create your proposal. The church plant proposal is comprised of four basic components.

  1. Church Planter(s) resume, assessment results

  2. Church Plant theological position, vision, mission, and values, missional strategy, core group information, timeline, long term goals, etc.

  3. Church Plant target location information

  4. Financial Budget



All proposals are reviewed by the members of our Church Planting Board. This proposal will cover your personal, theological, church mission values, and budget information. After the board has had an opportunity to review your proposal and interviewed you, we will present you with our decision.

The non-negotiables.

statement of faith

We require all of our Church Planters to agree with these theological beliefs.

church planter covenant

We require all of our Church Planters to agree to and sign this covenant.

Find the training support you need.

We want to come alongside you and help you grow.

We offer different courses and partner with several organizations that provide training in theology, leadership and more.