Church Planting Institute

Welcome to the Church Planting Institute! In the ever-changing world around us, church leaders must be able to analyze and adapt to increasingly multicultural, secular, and global contexts.  Designed for church planters and their teams, the Church Planting Institute seeks to help others join in God’s mission by offering affordable and non-residential training that enables you to learn while remaining in your current ministry.

Experiential learning is central to every Institute offered through Asbury Theological Seminary.  We offer a variety of different Church Planting Institutes on topics such as missional leadership, multiethnic leadership and contexts, discipleship development, contextual churches, and more.  Our five topical modules include:

  • Exploring the Call of Missional Leaders
  • Introduction to New Contextual Churches
  • Understanding Context
  • Developing and Multiplying Disciples
  • Engaging the World

For more information about future cohorts of the Church Planting Institute, please go to or contact us at Church Planting Institute is a 6-8 month institute offered through a series of weekend retreats.  Upon successful completion, you will be granted a non-degree certificate from Asbury Theological Seminary.