To see a multiplication of new churches planted throughout the Houston area by creating an environment in which potential church planters can become equipped, empowered, and supported as they seek to plant churches that plant churches.
1. Gospel-Centered: We desire to see gospel-centered churches planted where God’s grace saturates, motivates, empowers every believer so that our world would be transformed and restored to the way God intended.
2. Spiritual and Emotional Health: We desire to see church plants that are marked by both spiritual and emotional health.
3. Contextual: We desire to see contextualized church plants that are flexible, creative, and open to diverse methods, models, and strategies so that they fit the context and culture of their location.
4. Missional: We desire to see church plants grow as a result of missional living and outreach instead of simply by transfer growth.
Through a 9-Month Church Planting Residency, future planters will get assessed and trained to plant churches that fit their context and their personal wiring. They will also get opportunities to present, teach, and lead ministries at FPC along with opportunities to connect with members of the church. After successful completion of the residency, potential funding will be determined.
7 Mile Road
In 2016, Jeremiah Morris, who served FPC in various roles for many years, along with his wife Ashley and their children, led a core team of people to launch 7 Mile Road. Since then, the church has grown to approximately 500 people on Sundays and have already planted their own church, with more in the pipeline. It is a dynamic church that continues to make an impact in the Houston area.
Kingdom Story Fellowship
In the Spring of 2019, Chris and Rebecca Harrison, along with their family and a core group from FPC, launched Kingdom Story Fellowship. With a desire to be a gospel-centered, multi-ethnic, new church in the Oak Rest/Northwest Loop area of Houston, they are reaching out and impacting lives in significant ways in their community.
Jericho Road Renewal
Commissioned in August of 2019, Jonathan and Taylor Ramsay began a non-profit model of church planting where they are seeking to serve the South Union (Third Ward) area of Houston. Through initiatives such as Jericho House and Cullen Middle School outreach, Jericho Road Renewal seeks to impact lives for God’s Kingdom in South Union. The hope and prayer is that as people come to faith through their faithful service, a new community of faith will be born.
Montrose Missional Community/House Church
Emmanuel Paulpeter, who currently oversees Alpha Ministries at FPC, will be starting a missional community/house church near the Montrose area in the near future. With a desire to reach the un-churched, Emmanuel has been engaging in creative ways to connect non-Christians to the gospel. If you would like to learn more about the vision for this missional community, please contact Emmanuel at email@example.com.
How Can I Get Involved?
Planting churches is a God “thing.” It is by His Sovereign grace and power that healthy, vibrant, biblical churches can be planted. Thus, we need to depend on God through prayer to make this happen.
We need the financial support of not only FPC Houston, but also individuals willing to support the work of the church planters. We invite you to support our plants and planters by giving directly to our plants or by designating your donation to “Church Planting" via the Giving to FPC page. Please make sure to write in the “memo” that this is for “Church Planting.”
Consider prayerfully becoming a part of one of our plants. If you are interested, please contact the plant and planters directly.
All residencies are currently full. Applications will reopen in the future. If you would like to learn more about this vision, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.