Launch

WE WANT TO HELP YOU START A LIFE-GIVING CHURCH

ARC exists to see a thriving church in every community, reaching people with the message of Jesus. If you have a dream in your heart to plant a life-giving church, ARC wants to come alongside you in the journey. Our goal is to provide you with the relationship, resource, and opportunity to launch a thriving church.

ARC Launch, a church planter training event is the first step in planting a church with ARC. You will hear from ARC pastors, coaches, and staff as they share the nuts and bolts of starting a church with ARC.

ARC Launch is designed for church planters six months to two years out from their launch day. We think attending ARC Launch 12-18 months before your launch day is best, but we have successfully helped people launch with various timelines. 

There are no prerequisites to attend this event. You can sign up, show up, and get the tools you need to launch strong simply by registering. Attending this event is a required first step in our process before moving onto the ARC Launch assessment, connecting with a coach, and receiving the ARC resources and funding we provide to church planters.

UPCOMING ARC LAUNCH EVENTS

NOV 9-10 | birmingham, al | church of the highlands

The ARC launch process 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.

WHEN YOU LAUNCH WITH ARC, HERE’S WHAT YOU GET

Training

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.

Coaching

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.

Funding

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.

Relationships

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

WE ARE ON A JOURNEY TOGETHER

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.