WHO RUNS PLANTERMATCH?
PlanterMatch is hosted by the Church Planting Initiative at Fuller Theological Seminary, the world’s largest multi-denominational seminary with students and alumni from over 110 denominations and serving in more than 130 countries. We are passionate about church planting and PlanterMatch is one of the ways we co-labor with denominations, networks and the wider body of Christ in pioneering many new communities of faith all around the world.
Fuller also trains church planters through our publications, formal Masters and academic certificate programs, as well as offering a Professional Certificate program that may be taken entirely online through the Fuller Equip platform, allowing planters to learn while remaining in their current ministry context. We also come alongside and assist networks and denominations in developing their own training resources and leading their own learning cohorts. For more information regarding any of the above, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
IS IT FREE?
Yes, PlanterMatch is currently a free service that is made possible through the generosity of private donors.
HOW DOES THE MATCHING PROCESS WORK?
Our software takes the choices of planters about geography, theology and methodology, and matches them with networks, denominations and other organizations that have indicated they are willing to work with planters with those choices.
WHAT IF MY SEARCH DOESN’T RESULT IN ANY MATCHES?
Your criteria (such as geography) may be too narrow to find an organization that fits. Try another search using a broader criteria with the given filters.
WHAT IF I’M ALREADY PART OF A DENOMINATION?
Church planters are very collaborative, so you can often continue to work under your denomination while receiving support and training with another network or organization. Many planters are connected to two or three different organizations.
WILL THE CHURCH PLANTING NETWORKS OR DENOMINATIONS CONTACT ME?
Yes, with your permission. When you get matched with an organization, you can submit a contact request on their PlanterMatch page and they will receive your name and email address and contact you. You may also learn more about them or contact them directly by visiting their website which is linked on their PlanterMatch page.
HOW MANY NETWORKS AND DENOMINATIONS ARE IN THE DIRECTORY?
Currently, there are over 100 networks, denominations and other organizations listed in the directory with more being added all the time.
WHERE DOES FULLER STAND THEOLOGICALLY?
You can find Fuller’s entire statement of faith here. Specifically, we affirm women in ministry at all levels and we affirm traditional marriage as a covenant union between one man and one woman.
However, we also recognize and respect that Christians from different traditions may in good faith hold divergent convictions about a variety of issues. The purpose of PlanterMatch is not to endorse or adjudicate any of these positions, but to serve a convening function that connects planters and organizations with shared commitments and priorities.