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

  • Meet the Parrishs

    by Church Planting Team Kelly and Brandi Parrish moved to Timnath, Colorado to start Living Rock Church with their kids Zachary, Noah, Joshua, and AnnaFaith. “We believe that God called us out of the Bible Belt to plant a church in a significantly unreached population,” said Kelly.  “We continued to pray and fast and over time,Read more →

  • A New Work in a New Community

    by Amber Cassady Huddling around a campfire with neighbors, sipping on hot chocolate and passing out candy to eager trick-or-treaters on October 31, 2013 seemed like a happy Halloween night with old friends. But for Kelly and Brandi Parrish and their four children, it was their sixth day living in the budding town of Timnath,Read more →

  • Retired School Teacher Plants Church and Baptizes 60 in Two Years

    Retired School Teacher Plants Church and Baptizes 60 in Two Years

    By Tobin Perry AURORA, Colo. – Mike Alexander never attended seminary. He had never pastored a church. He didn’t even know what a church planter did. That is, until he became one. Now, about two years after arriving in Aurora, Colo., and about 23 months after he discovered what church planters do, the church AlexanderRead 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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