Assist Church Expansion is a ministry of the Charis Fellowship of Churches (formerly called Grace Brethren). We serve as a consulting partner to churches that are engaged in multiplication through church planting, campusing as well as churches in revitalization. We can assist you with our unique roadmap toward a successful Church Plant. We provide Residency, Relationships and Resources. You have the choice to plant independently, but our Residency program coupled with Assessment and Coaching will give you the best opportunity for a sustainable Church Plant. You will be much more successful being part of a team that understands your passion and invests in you!

Organization Type: Denomination


Canada and United States


Urban, Suburban, and Rural

Characteristics of Partner Churches

Theological Traditions

Anabaptist, Baptist, Evangelical, Fundamentalist, and Non-denominational

Stance on Women in Ministry


Stance on Sexual Ethics


Planting Models

Traditional Launch, Multisite, and Missional / Incarnational

Worship Styles

Liturgical, Contemporary, and Other

Support Offered

  • Assessment
  • Coaching and/or Mentoring
  • Ongoing community/peer support
  • Conferences, Seminars, and Gatherings
  • Courses and Cohort Training
  • Residency and Internship Opportunities
  • Funding
  • Admin support