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NEU Church Planting equips church planters to build sustainable, diverse, gospel-centered churches in New England’s poorest urban neighborhoods.

NEU provides contextualized training for the cross-cultural nature of inner city planting, and provides fund-raising coaching and support. Planters raise funds just as a missionary would. We do not expect our pastors to be bi-vocational, nor to be supported fully by the church.

We provide a two-year pastoral apprentice program with hands-on mentoring, care, and guidance. We work in partnership with Acts 29 for pastoral assessments. We also draw on the resources of 20schemes, 9 Marks, Church in Hard Places, and the EFCA.

Organization Type: Network


United States



Characteristics of Partner Churches

Theological Traditions

Baptist, Evangelical, Non-denominational, and Reformed

Stance on Women in Ministry


Stance on Sexual Ethics


Planting Models

Missional / Incarnational

Worship Styles


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