Church Planting

Church Planting2023-07-25T08:16:26-04:00

Church-planting resources

Did you ever wonder how to plant a church? Or what are the pitfalls to avoid when church planting? DOVE International is a church-planting movement, and our desire is to plant churches throughout the USA and the nations. We plant churches using various models. Our goal is to assist individuals and churches in planting new churches. Check out our resources below aimed at empowering church planters.

Church-Planting Assessment

If you feel called to start a church, then this assessment is an invaluable resource for you. This will help evaluate your strengths, skills, and potential areas for growth, enabling you to make informed decisions about your path forward. After completion, a DOVE church planting coach will contact you to discuss results and help you take the next step.

Free DOVE USA Church Planting Made Practical Manual

The DOVE USA apostolic team is excited to get this manual into your hands. We are excited because there is something stirring in hearts with regards to church planting. Church planting is expanding the Kingdom. Click the image above for a free PDF manual.

Church-Planting Boot Camp

Receive training through our online church-planting boot camp. Twenty-four dynamic church-planting classes for only $99! Check out a FREE sample class here.

Church-Planting Blog

Our seasoned contributors have many decades of combined experience. We deal with a variety of topics from how to plant a church, how to stay healthy emotionally and spiritually in early ministry years, how to build teams, and much more. Sign up for our blog to never miss fresh content.


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FREE Church-Planting Boot Camp Sample Class

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DISC Profile Testing

FREE! Here is a personality assessment tool to help you understand how you and those on your team function best. Though this tool is limited in its scope, it can be a great conversation starter to discuss how God has wired you. It can also help to provide a common language among your team. Knowing the results of these type of assessments can help you understand why you and others act and react in certain ways.

Church-Planting Budget

While a first-year budget may seem like a venture into the unknown, it is important to put in what you estimate the unknowns to be so that you arrive at some semblance of a viable budget. A clear budget is essential to establishing a clear financial plan. Anticipating challenges allows us to make appropriate changes in order to avoid the potential problems or maximize the coming opportunities.

Check out these FREE budget spreadsheets to help you get started!

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Have you heard God’s call for church planting?

NEW! Jesus came to earth with a mission to seek and save the lost. He established the church to carry out this mission He started. This inspiring and practical manual is based on the premise that planting churches is the single most effective way of fulfilling the Great Commission.

A different way to do church

A new church model is emerging to effectively reach this generation. Micro churches are flourishing in many parts of the world. Larry Kreider explains how these networks fit the needs, and passion of believers from many generations.

Community Church Planting Set

Designed to help community church planters succeed, this set has great resources in discipleship, team building, and more. It includes the books: Church Planting Made Practical, The Biblical Role of Elders, Spiritual Fathers and Mothers, and the Biblical Foundations set. 40% off retail!


Micro Church Planting Set

Designed to help micro church planters succeed, this packages has great material in discipleship, team building, and more. It includes the books: Church Planting Made Practical, Micro Church Networks, The Cry for Spiritual Mothers and Fathers, and the Biblical Foundations set. 40% off retail!