Church Planting


The Pennsylvania Conference is committed to the process of church planting, providing training, resources and coaching. This initiative is coordinated by the Mission Department.

Church planting is the most effective means of evangelism. In a church that is one to three years old it takes three members to win one person to Christ per year. In a church ten years or older it takes 89 members to win one person to Christ in a year.

The Pennsylvania Conference is committed to the process of planting healthy, lay-driven churches.  Since 2001 nine church plants have grown into organized churches.  There are currently three companies, 12 mission groups, and two Simple Home Churches plus three more groups in the planning stage.  

Church planting happens in many different ways. Here are four stories of four different types of church plants:
Pocono Grace -- a bilingual church plant
Grace Outlet -- set in the city of Reading, this plant attracts young adults and people
Chambersburg Hispanic -- a hispanic church plant
Simple Church -- this Simple Church meets in a home
To learn more about the Pennsylvania Conference church planting process, contact the Missions Department at 610-374-8331.

 Download a copy of the Church Planting Policy.

To help support church planting across Pennsylvania, click here.

    Learn how to launch a Pennsylvania Conference Simple Church at home 

For more information, contact the Mission Department at wpeterson@paconference.org.




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