Why plant churches?


The vigorous, continual planting of new congregations is the single most crucial strategy for 1) the numerical growth of the Body of Christ in any region, and 2) the continual corporate renewal and revival of the existing churches in a region. 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. This is an eyebrow raising statement. But to those who have done any study at all, it is not even controversial. – Tim Keller


This is why Colorado Baptists plant churches. God may be calling you to start a church. He may be calling your church to adopt a fledgling congregation. Maybe your church has become pregnant by surprise.

Maybe your church is dying and looking to contribute your assets to a church plant that will leave a multiplying legacy. Maybe God is calling your church to partner with another church planting church in a small way to learn more about starting a new congregation. Regardless of your circumstance Colorado Baptist churches have committed to work together to make a big deal about Jesus in Colorado and this website helps them connect with each other. This is where we combine our hearts, our heads and our resources to bring glory to God. Jump in. Meet our team. Find some partners. Get started.


Latest News and Stories from the Church Planting Team

  • Heads-Up! Transitional church comes to life!

    Heads-Up! Transitional church comes to life!

    On June 22, 2014, Dolores Southern Baptist Church had a picnic at Narraguinnep Lake.  There were 35 people there and many of them were ready to get wet in the lake.  Sounds like a normal picnic at the lake, doesn’t it?  Well, it wasn’t.  Here’s what led up to the picnic… In November, 2013, DoloresRead more →

  • Meet the Mandrell Family

    Meet the Mandrell Family

    Ben Mandrell and his wife Lynley visited Denver in the summer of 2013 after God led them to explore NAMB SEND CITY. Ben and Lynley looked at 32 different cities but eventually came to Denver. When they came on a tour they felt God calling them to plant a church in Denver. After officially movingRead more →

  • Thoughts From a Church Planter’s Wife

    Thoughts From a Church Planter’s Wife

    By Becky Little “WHAT?” “Are you serious?” “Have you lost your mind?” Yes, those were the words that I uttered when my husband told me he was leaving his current position in a large church in Colorado to plant a church. Security is extremely important to me and we were leaving that….again. We were calledRead more →

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    Assisting and encouraging Colorado Baptist churches to make, mark, mature and multiply joyful, vigorous disciples of Jesus that lead to new churches.
  • “And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” –Matthew 28: 19-20
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