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Plant Alabama


As passionate as we are about starting new churches, we realize that church planting is not the responsibility of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions.  We can encourage, assess, train, coach and equip those who are planting churches, but churches plant churches.

New church plants that have a healthy relationship with a partner church have a higher success rate. In addition, the partnering church models for the church plant what it looks like to be focused on the Kingdom – a great example for a young church.

If you need training for planting or partnering, contact Brian Haper


How Can I Connect with a Church Planter for Partnership?
Acts 1:8 Alabama Connection –
This website is designed to connect missionaries and church planters with Christians and churches throughout Alabama to provide support with prayer, mission trips and funding.

What About Planting Churches Outside Alabama?
North American Mission Board
Visit and Select “Mobilize Me.” See an example of Alabamians Randy and Kelli Burns who have planted a church outside of Alabama –

What is the Overall Process for a Church Planter to Plant with the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions?
10 Steps to Church Planting in Alabama
View a helpful step by step guide of your 10-step process to plant a new church in Alabama.

How Do I Access Training for Church Planting?

How Do I Access Coaching for Church Planting?
Coaching Networks
A recent study found that Church Planters who are assessed well, trained well and coached well have over an 85% success rate! To that end, we have partnered together with an experienced church planter and seasoned coach to provide a high quality coaching network to Alabama church planters in one of several locations around the state.

What About Bi-vocational Church Planting?
The Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions is committed to planting churches by all means necessary. That means that we’re supportive – even encouraging – of bi-vocational church planting.  Not sure how we can assist in the process? Contact us to ask about resources, training and other tools available to help.

What About Planters’ Wives?
Download this excellent resource that can help! My Husband Wants to Be A Church Planter, So What Will That Make Me?

Need Resources To Help Start a Reproducing Movement in Your Church?
Download these EPOCH guides that were written by the North American Mission Board to help your church in birthing a movement—a new epoch of spiritual awakening.
Implementation Guide
Study Guide