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.

Our course leaders bring a wealth of experience and knowledge, applying solid theological principles to church planting's big questions - why, what and who; where, when and how.

Plant South at London Seminary
Plant North at City Church Manchester

Duration: Seven days throughout the year, beginning September 2019. The cost of the course also includes the two-day City to City UK DNA download workshop, which will take place in January 2021.

Course outline:
Course content varies slightly from year to year, and according to location.

Topics are selected from the list opposite, and outlines for 2019/20 are below:

Plant South 2019/20
Plant North 2019/20

Times: 9:30 - 16:00

Cost: £550

Apply: Please fill in the form at the bottom of this page, indicating in your application which location you are applying for.

Why church-planting?

  • The biblical mandate for church planting
  • The strategic importance of church planting
  • A Gospel vision for church planting

Plant South London

Plant North Manchester

LECTURERS in 2019/20

Neil Powell — Pastor, City Church, Birmingham & Course Director
John Hindley — Pastor, BroadGrace Church, Norfolk
Andy Paterson — Mission Director, FIEC
Barry King — Pastor, Dunstable Baptist Church & General Secretary, Grace Baptist Partnership
John James — Pastor, Crossway Church, Birmingham
Andy Mason — Pastor, St John's Chelsea & Director of Co-mission Gospel Ministry Training
Graham Beynon — Minister, Grace Church, Cambridge

Plant North Manchester

Ralph Cunnington — Pastor, City Church, Manchester
Andy Paterson — Mission Director, FIEC
Jonty Rhodes — Pastor, Christ Church Central, Leeds
Lewis Allen — Pastor, Hope Church Huddersfield
Matt Waldock — Pastor, City Church, Manchester
Ken Lippold — Pastor, Christ Church, Liverpool
Steve Palframan — Pastor, Aigburth Community Church, Liverpool
Ste 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


25 September
6 November
4 December


29 January
18 March
6 May
10 June

Dates Plant North


1 October
19 November


28 January
25 February
24 March
19 May
30 June

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