Church Planting eXperience (CPx) is designed to teach you the heart of simple church planting. CPx teaches how to plant basic, essential churches that are easy to teach locals to lead. Because we teach the core of the Christian message, these churches rapidly multiply through people groups!
CPx does not require any particular background or credential. Jesus chose common fishermen as his first followers. Then, he taught them to be leaders and sent them out to tell others about him.
In CPx, you will learn practical ways to make disciples who make other disciples. Whole movements of church planting — churches sharing Jesus and rapidly multiplying — are igniting throughout the world. Entire people groups are coming to know Jesus and following him for the first time. They are movements started by cultural outsiders that are quickly taken over by local leadership, local energy, local worship, and local flavor. If you have a heart for missions, CPx is a great place to start.
Overview: what you’ll learn and do
CPx is a three-week intensive classroom experience with an optional one-year internship afterwards. Though not required, graduates of CPx are encouraged to couple their experience with a one-year coached internship in a field setting customized to their heart, their needs, and their calling. Our coaches are all experienced, and can relate to the struggles and joys of first-time field workers.
Should you decide to take a leap and come to our training, the cost is $2000 per person (or $3000 per couple). Students meet Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm for teaching, worship, discussion, and growth. Saturdays are also filled with special activities! You will have two Sabbath days off. Count on being engaged the rest of the time!
CPx is holistic, practical, and personal. We aim to train the head, heart, and hands in 7 abilities:
- Abide with Jesus Christ
- Militant, passionate prayer
- Be a healthy person on a healthy team
- Engage neglected peoples
- Honor other cultures
- Share the Good News
- Ignite and shepherd church planting movements
Overview: why CPx?
There are a lot of organizations that only provide training, and there are also a lot of missions boards that are only willing to send out workers who meet their various requirements. All Nations provides both training and sending — in fact the whole process: we stick with a person from the first moment they think about missions, through their training and their first field experiences, all the way through their long-term placement and eventual project completion. We don’t just commit to train you; we commit to caring for you through every season of your life as a missionary. CPx is the first step in beginning a great relationship!
Apply to CPx
You can apply for CPx by emailing Val (firstname.lastname@example.org). She will send you an application form.
Pay for Tuition
If you have already been accepted to attend and would like to pay for your tuition, please visit our CPx Tuition page.
See answers to frequently asked questions here.