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.
Canvas Church - Bentonville, AR
Bill and Natalie Burchit pastor Canvas Church in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Ethiopian & Eritrean Fellowship Church - Des Moines, IA
The Ethiopian & Eritrean Fellowship Church was planted in 2019 with the assistance of First Church in Des Moines and are currently meeting in their building on Beaver Ave. Their heart is to minister directly to the Ethiopian & Eritrean community in the Des Moines area. Most are immigrants or refugees from Ethiopia and Eritrea, countries on the continent of Africa.
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.
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.
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 - East Region
RAM (Release and Multiply) NETWORK is the church planting arm for Open Bible East designed to streamline church plants.
Church Planting - Mountain Plains Region
Mountain Plains Region has an unwavering commitment to identifying, training, resourcing and releasing qualified ministers for planting new and better Open Bible churches. The region has identified populated areas to target for church planting endorsing using the "Mother/Daughter" model.
Church Planting - Southeast Region
Part of Southeast Region's growth strategy is planting churches in strategic population centers and to encourage established churches to mother new congregations.
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 new people so that new churches will emerge.