Our network exists to equip pastors to plant, grow, & multiply gospel-centered churches. We do this through a process we call our church planting residency. This is where we bring in a potential church planter, train and develop them as a leader, teach them everything we know about planting a church, and send them out with funding and a church planting team to help them launch the new church plant.


Identifying & Assessing Potential Church Planters


Pastoral Staff Training & Development 


Church Plant Training Residency 


Sending and Supporting 


Connection Church Athens

Connection Church Athens is our latest Church plant that started in 2020. Dustin and Rachel both are natives to the Athens area. They both grew up in Athens and then left to attend Georgia Southern University. Soon after they graduated, they got married and moved to Vidalia, Georgia to be on staff and help plant Connection Church Vidalia. During their time there, the thought of returning to Athens to plant a Gospel-centered church among their friends was in the back of their minds and a burden on their hearts. They have been a big part of helping a church launch from a living room to see several hundred people baptized, a community transformed and grow to a few hundred people each Sunday. Having experienced what a Gospel-centered church can do to change a community and friend-groups, their heart is to see the same happen with people in Athens!

-Dustin and Rachel Phillips


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Church Planting Residency

The church-planting residency is a great opportunity to be trained & developed to plant a healthy and well organized gospel centered church. The residency is broken into two equal parts: Church plant training & Hand-on ministry experience. Whether you are exploring church planting for the first time or are experienced, we would love to meet you and help partner together to plant 50 churches by 2050!

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