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 includes the City to City UK DNA download (two day workshop), which will takes place every two years in January.

The Plant Course runs in London (Plant South) and in Manchester (Plant North). Places are available from September 2019.

The cost of the course is £550.



  1. The biblical mandate for planting
  2. The strategic importance 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 2018/19

Neil Powell — Pastor, City Church, Birmingham & Course Director
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
John Hindley — Pastor, BroadGrace Church, Norfolk
Andy Paterson — Mission Director, FIEC
Graham Beynon — Minister, Grace Church, Cambridge

Plant North Manchester

Ralph Cunnington — Pastor, City Church, Manchester
Andy Paterson — Mission Director, FIEC
Neil Powell — Pastor, City Church, Birmingham & Course Director
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
Jonty Rhodes — Pastor, Christ Church Central, Leeds
Matt Waldock — Pastor, City Church, Manchester
Matthew Roberts — Trinity Church, York

Dates Plant South


10 October
28 November


13 February
13 March
8 May
19 June

Dates Plant North


9 October
27 November


12 February
12 March
7 May
18 June

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