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
Open Bible Church Plants
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 - Centerton, AR
Bill and Natalie Burchit pastor Canvas Church in Centerton, Arkansas.
Center Church - Spokane, WA
Kelly and Brandi Armstrong pastor Center Church in Spokane, WA.
Christ Outreach Open Bible Church - Des Moines, IA
Sunny Railey pastors Christ Outreach Open Bible church in Des Moines, IA.
CityLife Church - Wilmington, NC
CityLife Church is a new Church in Wilmington NC. Pastor Mike and his wife Cala Dickey have a burning passion for the inner city of downtown Wilmington and have a vision of bringing new life to the city. CityLife recently launched their opening service and are excited to see what God has in store.
CityLight Church - Toledo, OH
CityLight Church, pastored by George and Sarah Williams, is located in Toledo, Ohio.
Foundations Church - Williamsburg, VA
Foundations Church, pastored by Michael & Bonni Hines, is located in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Generations Church - Dayton, OH
Generations Church, pastored by Matt and Bev Thomas, is located in Dayton, Ohio.
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.
Church Planting Network (Central)
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 Network (East)
RAM (Release and Multiply) NETWORK is the church planting arm for Open Bible East designed to streamline church plants.
Church Planting Network (Mtn Plns)
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 Network (SE)
Part of Southeast Region's growth strategy is planting churches in strategic population centers and to encourage established churches to mother new congregations.
Discover Church Planting (Pacific)
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.