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Start a Church

If you have a dream in your heart to start a life-giving church and reach your city with the message of Jesus, ARC is here to come alongside you in the journey.

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We provide the necessary tools to launch a life-giving church and help it thrive.

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


World-class in-person and online training from pastors and leaders devoted to seeing you win.

During the ARC Launch training event, you’ll receive the nuts and bolts of starting a church with ARC. Once approved to launch with ARC, you’ll receive access to continued training through All Access by ARC, our online training platform. All Access by ARC includes extensive training and resources on various topics including marketing, recruiting and team building, church government, anti-harassment procedures, budgeting, timeline to launch day and beyond.

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Launch Coaches are church planters who have been through the ARC launch process and are now pastoring a thriving church.

ARC will connect you with a coach in your region to help guide you as you build your launch plan. ARC Launch Coaches can offer wisdom from their experiences and can answer questions, offer feedback, and ensure that you get to launch day fully prepared.

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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.

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No one should do ministry or life alone, we are better together.

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.

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Catch up with a few of our planters to find out more about what is happening in the life of their church.

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There are cities in need of a life-giving church and people in need of hope and healing that can only be found in Jesus.