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Is God Calling You to Plant a Church?

Transformation Ministries is deeply committed to starting new churches.

Jesus said,  “I will build my church, and the gates of Hell will not overcome it” (Matt. 16:18).  This promise from Jesus of an expanding church foresees the planting of multiplying numbers of new churches. Starting new churches continues to be the most effective way of reaching people for Christ.

TM is not only committed to starting new churches, but to providing a church planter and a planting team with the support necessary for the new church to thrive. With this in mind, we provide the following support systems for new churches:

  • Spiritual Vitality
  • Funding
  • Inviting
  • Vision Alignment
  • Training
  • Coaching
  • Caring
  • Creativity
  • Partnering

First Steps:

The first two steps TM utilizes for exploring a potential partnership are Connection Events and the Discovery Center.Connection Events are regional gatherings for church planters. They consist of a short meeting, sharing a meal together and also attending a professional sporting event such as: baseball, football, hockey etc. We have Connection events in southern California, northern California, the Northwest, the Midwest, Dallas TX, Charlotte NC and Florida.

The other opportunity for connecting is the Discovery Center – our assessment process. The whole focus is on helping leaders discover their next step in ministry. This is really a great chance for you to closely observe how we work and discover if we’re a ministry with whom you would want to partner with.

If you would like registration information for the Discovery Center, information regarding the Connection event schedule, or have any further questions, please contact our Church Planting and Pastor Support Specialist at 626-408-3883.

JD Pearring’s New Book!

Leading the Other Way

How to Change the Church Planting World

When it comes to church planting, the stakes are high. For too long, we’ve ignored the issues that plague church planting movements and church planters.

Filled with practical, down-to-earth Biblical advice about church planting, leadership, and spiritual health, Leading the Other Way presents a thoroughly Biblical and principle-centered – not program-centered – approach to planting effective churches which focuses on the leader whom God has gifted and called.

If you care deeply about the future of the church, not only new churches, but the church as a whole, JD’s book will encourage you, irritate you in a healthy way, and motivate you to lead for change. With honesty, authority, and intensity, JD coaches leaders of churches, ministries, and denominations to consider the Kingdom over their respective domains, and challenges us to lead for the sake of others.

Rooted in Scripture, JD asks tough questions and provides tangible answers via transferable principles, not prescriptions, as only an experienced practitioner can.

JD Pearring’s vast experience includes planting churches, leading growing congregations and assessing potential new church planters. He currently serves as the Director of the Excel Leadership Network, Church Planting Lead for Transformation Ministries, and Teaching Team Coach at Journey Church in Elk Grove, CA.

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