Our network exists to equip pastors to plant, grow, & multiply healthy 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 


Meet the Lanes! 
Stanley - Dawn, Nolan, Griffin, Mason, Carson, Owen, & Sarah Elizabeth

We joined the Connection Network in the fall of 2022. My wife and I have served in many ministries together over our 18 years of marriage, from serving in nurseries to leading small groups and prayer groups in our homes. One of our favorite ministries was orchestrating and writing the VBS curriculum for all ages, children to adults each year for 4 years. I felt the Lord leading me to be a part of a church plant early on ministry, but I just didn’t know what that looked like. In the summer of 2018 the Lord made it EXTREMELY clear! While mowing my grass and listening to a Jonah series, the Lord spoke to me on my Exmark lawnmower and said, “You are Jonah!”. The Lord had been telling me to “Preach the Gospel” for quite some time, but I was not obeying His call. I had not even shared with Dawn about the calling yet. That following fall, I started a Gospel Centered Sunday School Class in the church we were attending at that time. We saw the Lord do AMAZING things in this Sunday School Class. Looking back, I know this was the Lord preparing me for what was to come. After the COVID pandemic, we found ourselves in a Connect group. The Lord used the people in our connect group to push me to surrender and take

my “Next steps” of obedience. Dawn and I participated in Connection Church Dublin’s church wide fast and the Lord worked in miraculous ways in our hearts, in our family, and in our finances. After working in the manufacturing industry for 18 years, I laid my “Yes” on the table and took a leap of faith. I left my job, and Connection Church Dublin hired me as their Discipleship and Care Pastor in August 2022. 

We are excited to serve alongside a great group of church planters as we get ready to plant a church in Wilkinson County, GA. We would love for you to prayerfully consider praying for, going with, or giving to our next adventure-CONNECTION CHURCH WILCO!! 


Want to stay up to date with what's happening with the Lanes? Click the "pray" to email Stanley to be added to their email list.


Interested in partnering with the Lanes financially? For more information on how you can partner with the Lanes financially, click "give".


Interested in joining the launch team? For more information on how you can join in on what God is doing through this team, click "go".


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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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