Church Planting

Glorify God by multiplying transformational churches among all people in and beyond the Allegheny District.

 Our Vision

To reach at least 1% of the unreached 12,000,000 people who live in the Allegheny    District.  That means 400 churches of 300 in size.  In specific, to see the Allegheny District get to a growth rate of at least 10 new churches a year over the next 5 years, and growth especially by conversion to Christ and not transfer.

Our Values

We value the strong use of systems for successful planting.

We value  the involvement of our existing Allegheny District Evangelical Free Churches (and other like minded ministries) in the planting process.

We value church plants with a clear plan for reaching lost people.

We value church plants who plan to reproduce more church-plants.

We value the right chemistry and clear involvement of our church-plants in our District and EFCA movement.

Our Leadership

The development of our church-planting and multiplication movement in the Allegheny District is directly overseen by Pastor Ronnie Martin and a Church Planting Team.  The CP Team consists of pastors, associate pastors, lay-people and proven church-planters who understand what it will take to create a movement in our district and to see significant gospel impact.

Church Planting Top Ten Reading List

Church Planting Top Ten Reading List

1.   The Purpose Driven Church by Rick Warren. Hardcover: 400 pages Publisher: Nelson Books (November 27, 1995) ISBN: 0310201063. Best book written on the church in this generation. 2.   Planting Growing Churches For The 21st Century: A Comprehensive Guide For New Churches And Those Desiring Renewal by Aubrey Malphurs. Paperback: 430 pages Publisher: Baker Books; 3rd edition (October 1, […]

Church Planting Rationale

Church Planting Rationale

In a District with 15 million people there could be as many as 12 million people who don’t know Jesus Christ as Savior. We must reach every people group that is represented in our District. We must become a multiplication movement in order to reach our District. We must reach our inner cities with church […]

The ACTS Church Planting System

The ACTS Church Planting System

In order to support our church-planters and church-plants, we follow a system we call ACTS. A = Assessment – in order to help a prospective church-planter determine if they should plant and where, we use a system of assessment that includes the following steps: Resume collection – tell what you have done in resume form Online Pre-Assessment – complete […]