Plant is a course from London Seminary that brings church planters together - to meet, think and discuss, to learn, ask and share.

Covering everything from casting a vision to avoiding common mistakes, Plant equips men to start and grow healthy churches.

Meeting for seven days spread over a year, we apply solid theological principles to church planting’s big questions – why, what and who; where, when and how.

Our course leaders and participants bring a wealth of experience and knowledge. The course also includes the City to City UK DNA download (two day workshop), which will take place on 29 and 30 January 2019.

The Plant Course runs in London (Plant South) and in Manchester (Plant North). Places are available from September 2018.

The cost of the course is £550.



  1. The biblical mandate for planting
  2. The strategic place of church planting
  3. Who should be a church-planter (character & competence)
  4. Establishing and developing a core team
  5. The church-planter, spouse, and family (understanding the issues that impact a marriage)
  6. What needs to be done before you plant a church?
  7. When to plant – How to launch & plan for the first 12 months?

Plant South London

Plant North Manchester

LECTURERS in 2017/18

Neil Powell — Pastor, City Church, Birmingham & Course Director
John Hindley — Pastor, BroadGrace Church, Norfolk
John James — Pastor, Crossway Church, Birmingham
Jason Roach — Senior Minister, The Bridge, Battersea
Garry Williams — Director, John Owen Centre
Andy Paterson — Mission Director, FIEC
Barry King — Grace Baptist Partnership
Graham Beynon — Minister, Grace Church, Cambridge

Plant North Manchester

Neil Powell — Pastor, City Church, Birmingham & Course Director
Ralph Cunnington — Pastor, City Church, Manchester
Ken Lippold — Pastor, Christ Church, Liverpool
Andy Paterson — Mission Director, FIEC
Lewis Allen — Pastor, Hope Church, Huddersfield
Steve Palframan — Pastor, Aigburth Community Church, Liverpool
Jonty Rhodes — Pastor, Christ Church Central, Leeds
Matt Waldock — Pastor, City Church, Manchester
Steve Casey — Pastor, Speke Baptist Church
Steve Robinson — Pastor, Cornerstone Church, Liverpool
John James - Pastor, Crossway Church, Birmingham
Matthew Roberts — Trinity Church, York

Dates Plant South


10 October
28 November


23 January
13 February
13 March
8 May
19 June

Dates Plant North


9 October
27 November


22 January
12 February
12 March
7 May
18 June

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