If you have a dream in your heart to start a church and reach your city with the hope of Jesus, ARC is here to come alongside you in the journey. Our goal is to help you see that dream come true by providing necessary tools to help you launch and grow a life-giving church.

ARC’s model has been proven through the launch of hundreds of churches, with large launch day attendance and long-term success that exceeds national averages.  When you choose to launch with ARC, you have access to all the resources that make this possible.



World-class training from pastors and leaders who are devoted to seeing you win.  ARC’s comprehensive training consists of online basic training, along with a 3-day Intensive where you’ll have hands-on, face-to-face time with the ARC team, other pastors who have already planted, as well as other church planters that are on this journey with you.


After training, you’ll have an ARC Coach that will help you continue the process, answer any ongoing questions and ensure that you get to launch day fully prepared.


It takes resources to launch a church and ARC is here to help.  We will match dollar-for-dollar the first $50,000 raised to go towards your launch.  ARC is built on the generosity of many and believes in “paying it forward.”  The funding you receive has been given by pastors that have gone before you, and we ask that you re-invest those dollars through your missions giving so that others coming after you will have this same opportunity.


ARC is named the “Association of Related Churches” because we believe in the strength of relationships.  We believe that no one should do ministry or life alone and that we are better together.  Church planting can have some tough days and you will need people that believe in you and want to see you win.  With a strong “family” culture and a solid network around the country, you will have the opportunity to build those relationships that are crucial for you personally.

8 church planting essentials

Pastor Chris Hodges teaches some of the essentials to launching a life-giving church

The ARC Launch Process

Step 1: Discover

Cost: $149
Discover if ARC is a good fit for you. Includes our 8 Church Planting Essentials video training where you will be introduced to the ARC launch model. Complete our online application and assessment. If approved, you will be invited to enter Step 2.

Step 2: Train

Cost: $999
ARC’s world class Launch Training Course in now an online 14 video training module. You will have access to this training for as long as you need and can watch it as many times as you want. Includes a digital training manual and a library of resources.

Step 3: Coach

Cost: $1499
Registration for you and your spouse to attend our 3-day Launch Intensive. The Intensive is a round table training and coaching environment. This is when you will be paired with your ARC Coach and work through your launch plan. Your coach will continue to work with you up to 6 months post launch.

Step 4: Launch

This is when you complete your milestones to receive funding ($30,000-$50,000 in matching funds) and launch your church.


There are cities that are in need of life-giving churches and people in need of the hope and healing that can only be found in Jesus. We believe in you and are here to help your dream of reaching those cities become a reality. Let’s get going!

Here are a few church planters who we’ve helped launch life-giving churches. Check out their stories.