Church planting

Church planting, Ridge church and you

From day one of Ridge Church, it has been part of our desire and DNA to be a church that "makes disciples, who makes disciples, that plant churches." 

That desire has led us to be part of church planting in several ways:

  • Coaching church planters directly in partnership with the Ignite Network
  • Partnering with Ignite Network/Generate to resource and train church planters
  • Be directly involved in the ongoing development of church planters and their churches  
  • Raising up and sending out church planters from within Ridge Church
  • Directly training and sending church planters through a church planting residency here at Ridge Church in partnership with Ignite Network and Generate

We have a vision at Ridge Church to plant churches in every medium to small community in East Tennessee. This is a BIG vision that we know can not be accomplished on our own. It will take the leading of the Holy Spirit, continued vision from God and the laborers that the Lord sends. 

We want to see churches in communities like:

  • Clinton || Rocky Top || Claxton || Norris || Oneida || Harriman || Rockwood || Kingston || Oliver Springs/Norwood || Athens || McMinnville || Dayton || Dunlap || LaFollette || Anywhere God leads

Our strategy will include but is not limited to:

  • Raising and sending out church planters and teams from within to plant to churches sharing the same DNA and resources as Ridge Church (but with lead pastors, live preaching and live music. Not video venues) that would be similar in vision but would contextualize to their community
  • Replanting existing churches with it's current congregation using the DNA and systems of Ridge Church and Ignite Network
  • Sending out church planters to plant completely autonomous churches
  • Partnering with existing churches in targeted communities

If you are an existing church that is looking to partner or relaunch, we would love to hear from you and see how we can partner together to reach those far from God  

If you are a church planter or one who has been called to plant a church, or are interested in our church planting residency, please contact us