You are someone who wants a practical, hands-on program about how to start Christ-centered communities around the world. You have basic knowledge of the Bible and are mature in your walk with Christ.
We are experienced overseas church planters who want to equip you through interactive discussion, classroom times, and special exercises.
Church Planting eXperience (CPx) is a practical missions training that will teach you how to be a long-term, cross-cultural, holistic church planter. You’ll learn how to share Jesus with people from many different cultures and languages. You’ll learn to respect local cultures and customs while elevating new local believers to positions of leadership in churches. You’ll learn how to be a life-long learner who listens to the guiding and leading of the Holy Spirit in your life.
CPx is offered 2-3 times a year in Kansas City, and sometimes in other locations. Graduates are encouraged to begin a customized one-year internship after CPx is completed.
See the list below for upcoming dates and locations.
At the All Nations’ office in Kansas City:
300 E 39th St
Kansas City, MO 64111
How much does it cost?
$2000 per person. Couples receive a discount and pay only $3000 for both people. Participants are encouraged to do fundraising to meet the cost of the tuition. To help lower overall costs, we provide housing for many (but not necessarily all) students during the training, on a first-come, first-serve basis. This helps keep costs down and helps students to form mentoring relationships with other members of the All Nations family.
Am I too young or too old?
There are no age requirements to attend CPx. As long as you are mature in the Lord and able to handle the rigors of travel, that’s good enough for us!
Do I have to have a college degree to attend CPx?
No. There are no previous educational requirements to attend CPx. Participants are expected to have basic knowledge of the Bible and a personal relationship with Jesus, but no degrees or denominational memberships are required.
What about my kids?
Kids who are not in school are allowed to come to the program with Mom and Dad. After all, house churches take place in families with kids around! There are places for the babies to rest and sleep when they get tired and a yard for them to play in. However, Mom and Dad should work out between themselves their child-care on their own for the classroom times. As much as possible, husbands and wives are encouraged to attend the program together. If your kids are old enough to participate in the program (we’ve had kids as young as 11 do the entire program with their Mom and Dad), we can negotiate a price for you all based on the number of kids you have. For June CPx in Kansas City, we do offer age-appropriate Kids CPx programming. Email us for details and costs.
What if I’ve already attended seminary? Is CPx too easy?
No. Many students come to us after earning advanced seminary degrees. The program has some very minor overlap with seminary programs but is mostly practical and hands-on, offering a different approach than most seminary courses.
How do I sign up?
You can apply for CPx by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. She will send you an application form.
Where do I go to pay the tuition?
We prefer that you pay your tuition by check and mail it to the same address as your application, or pay through our PayPal account. For more information about this, see our Tuition Page.