The dream and DNA of Missio Dei Church is much grander than the start-up of a single congregation. Our hope is to saturate the city, region and world with churches that are faithful to Jesus, His good news, and His mission.
This means we will help plant churches locally, regionally, and abroad. Missio Dei Church is a member of the Acts 29 Church Planting Network. Acts 29 is not a denomination, but rather a network of churches from many denominations who partner together to plant more churches. You can find out more about Acts 29 HERE. We also support church planting locally and internationally through the Cooperative Program of the North Carolina Baptist Convention and the Buncombe Baptist Association.
Missio Dei Church sets aside more than 10-percent of our general offering to support church planting throughout the world. Currently, we provide support to the following church plants:
Churches that have previously been supported by Missio Dei Church:
East North Church | Greenville, SC
Exodus Church | Belmont, NC
Missio Dei Church | Cincinnati, OH
Remedy Church | Rock Hill, SC
Riverside Community Church | Columbia, SC
Redeemer Anglican Church | Asheville, NC
Sojourn Church | Kampala, Uganda
Regional Church Planting
Our desire is to see a new church planted in each of the 27 counties of Western North Carolina. If you are interested in learning more about church panting with Missio Dei, or how you can participate either as a church planting partner, resident, or core team member, click through below.
Missio Dei Church is currently developing a church planter/pastoral residency, which will be a 24-month course training men to either lead a church plant in the region or to serve alongside a lead planting pastor. This residency will be reserved for church planting that Missio Dei will be directly connected to as a sponsor church or location.
This residency will consist of training in the form of monthly clinics for deeper exploration of key topics, personal pastoring/coaching, marital pastoring/coaching, specific and targeted reading assignments, bi-monthly cohort work, preaching/teaching responsibilities, outside lab-work, retreats, etc... It will cost the resident about 5-6 hours a week in time, not including time spent with responsibilities held at Missio Dei Church.
The idea behind the residency was to "fill in the gaps" unintentionally left by traditional training by leveraging experienced and thoughtful planters from the area and Acts29 Network. We focus on (1) the character and qualifications of the planter/pastor (2) the capacity and skill set of the planter/pastor (3) the theology of the planter/pastor and (4) the chemistry with the leadership team, planting team, and even the city and culture they will be planting in.
For more information, fill out the form at the Church Planting link below, and someone will respond to you shortly.
Missio Dei Church | Asheville, NC | Acts 29 Network