The Whole Body of Christ
A vigorous and continuous approach to church planting is the only way to guarantee an increase in the number of believers, and it is one of the best ways to renew the whole body of Christ.
The vigorous, continual planting of new congregations is the single most crucial strategy for (1) the numerical growth of the body of Christ in a city and (2) the continual corporate renewal and revival of the existing churches in a city. Nothing else—not crusades, outreach programs, para-church ministries, growing mega-churches, congregational consulting, nor church renewal processes—will have the consistent impact of dynamic, extensive church planting.
Copyright © 2002 by Timothy Keller, © 2009 by Redeemer City to City
If you are interested in planting a church, please contact your region:
Central Region East Region Mountain Plains Region
Pacific Region Southeast Region
Support Open Bible Church Plants:
Agape Church - Urbandale, IA
Agape Church of the Open Bible is a church that wants each person to have a personal relationship with God based on the sound doctrine that the Bible teaches us, which is the eternal Word of God. We are an interdenominational, Hispanic and multicultural congregation. Make disciples. Develop leaders. Establish churches.
Breath of Life Christian Church - St. Clair Shores, MI
Breath of Life Christian Church, pastored by Frank and Renita Collins, is located in St. Clair Shores, Michigan.
Cultivate Church - St Charles, MO
Cultivate Church exists to connect people to Christ. To equip every believer to share the gospel and reach the lost. Our mission is to love God, love people, and cultivate disciples.
Green Branch Church - Williamsburg, VA
Green Branch Church is a micro church network started in Williamsburg, Virginia, by Pastor Davy and his wife, Tammie Saunders. Davy and Tammie have led in ministering in multiple capacities through the contemporary-style church. God began stirring their hearts to start a unique model church that is intentionally small, emphasizing discipleship and multiplication. Green Branch is a church plant within Open Bible East.
Iglesia del Calvario De la Biblia Abierta - Clearwater, FL
Iglesia del Calvario De La Biblia Abierta is located in Clearwater, Florida and is led by Pastor Juan Pablo and Luz Marino. Coming from Cuba, the Marino's have followed God's call to plant a church in the Tampa area. They are believing for a great harvest.
NexGen Church of the Open Bible - Rosemead, CA
NexGen Church of Open Bible is a multi-ethnic community of families and young adults whose mission is to first seek God, love and serve one another, impact our world by reaching out to our neighbors and building up the next generation of believers.
North Bridge - Otis Orchards, WA
North Bridge is located in Otis Orchards, WA and pastored by Ben and Angie Sharkey.
OHR City Church - New Orleans, LA
OHR City Church is a new church plant that has a heart to equip and empower the church and to see the lost, broken, and hurting find hope in Jesus.
Open Bible Church - Sleepy Eye, MN
Kyle and Kathy Asp began the church in Sleepy Eye in August of 2022. Kyle had felt a call to ministry for many years but recently was thrust into the pulpit when the pastor in a former church retired. Kyle took it upon himself to fill in for what he thought would be a few weeks but continued for nearly a year. Kyle is excited about continuing to serve Sleepy Eye in the future.
Open Bible Prayer Chapel - Wesley Chapel, FL
Open Bible Prayer Chapel is located in Wesley Chapel, Florida and is led by Pastor Calbert & Beverly Mark. They have a vision to reach the Tampa community for Jesus. OBPC is beautifully unique in that it has both English speaking and Spanish speaking ministries within the church.
Pine Hills - Bend, OR
Pine Hills is a new church plant in Bend, Oregon pastored by Aaron & Nicole Contreras which is planning on a public launch in the Fall of 2023.
Seek City Church - Burlington, VT
Seek City Church is a new church plant located in Burlington, VT led by Cody and Jocelyn Langty.
Shalom Hill Church - Richfield, MN
Michael McDougal, the founding pastor of Shalom Hill, desires to establish the church with a solid biblical foundation based on the faithful exposition of the Word of God. His vision is to see a multicultural church emphasizing discipleship and holistic Christian living. His passion is to train men and women for ministry worldwide while meeting the spiritual needs of the local community.
The Refinery - Eden, WI
Pastor Josh Ramirez is the lead pastor at The Refinery Open Bible Church. He and his wife Lindsey have experienced the overwhelming impact of Jesus in their own lives and have been motivated to love and serve others as a result. Josh's personal testimony shows God's limitless restoration and grace. They consider it a great honor to extend that invitation to others.
Church Planting - Central Region
Open Bible Central provides valuable assistance and resourcing for church planters and church plants in the region. This includes assessment, coaching, training, financial support, and other resources. Local churches can plant, parent, or partner with other plants in the region to accomplish this vital endeavor.
Church Planting - Mountain Plains Region
Mountain Plains Region is committed to identify, train, resource, and encourage leaders who are called to plant new churches. We believe that there should be a life-giving Open Bible Church in communities and cities throughout our region.
Church Planting - Southeast Region
Part of Southeast Region's growth strategy is to plant churches in strategic population centers and to encourage established churches to mother new congregations. The region's goal is to have 100 healthy churches in the region by planting, sponsoring, or adoption by 2025.
Church Planting Endowment Fund
The Open Bible Church Planting Endowment underwrites grants to affiliated, Open Bible church plants. What makes this endowment fund so special is that it began as the vision of a 74-year-old grandmother, Marcy Kopp, who had grandchildren with a passion for church planting.
Discover Church Planting - Pacific Region
The church planting arm of Pacific Region is Discover Church Planting. Its mission is to serve and resource gospel-centered organizations, churches, and individuals who want to plant the gospel in new places to bring life to people so that new churches will emerge.
RAM Network - OBE Church Planting
RAM (Release and Multiply) NETWORK is the church planting arm for Open Bible East, designed to streamline church plants.