Get equipped in simple church planting.
In Church Planting Experience (CPx), you will learn how to plant basic, essential churches that are easy to teach locals to lead. In this 3-week classroom experience, you will utilize simple discipleship based on the core of the Christian message. Churches you plant will rapidly multiply through people groups!
Anyone can learn and lead
You do not need a particular background or credential to take CPx. Jesus’ first followers were common fishermen without any special training. He taught them to be leaders and sent them out to tell others about Him.
Start movements to Jesus
Entire people groups are coming to know Jesus and following him for the first time through church planting movements – churches that share Jesus and rapidly multiply. These movements are started by cultural outsiders who quickly hand over leadership to locals. The churches have local energy, worship, and flavor.
Would you like to learn how to make disciples who make disciples, and ignite a church planting movement? If you sense God’s leading toward missions, CPx is a great place to start.
Many organizations only provide training, or provide very general training. And many mission boards are only willing to send out workers who meet their various requirements.
Training and sending
All Nations will both train and send you, and walk with you to discern where God is leading you. Our training will specifically equip you to make disciples and train leaders to ignite church planting movements.
At CPx, you’ll:
- Spend significant time practicing (and leading!) simple church
- Join in praying for others and sharing your faith
- Nurture a deeper abiding walk with God
- Discover the steps to ignite a movement
- Connect with like-minded companions
- Grow in the 7 commands of Jesus
In it for the long haul
All Nations will stick with you from the first moment you think about missions, through your training and first field experiences, all the way through your long-term placement and eventual project completion.
We don’t just commit to train you. We commit to care for you through every season of your life as a missionary. CPx is the first step in a great relationship!
The Training Process
CPx is a three-week intensive classroom experience. Graduates of CPx are encouraged to then take the 9 month coached internship.
The internship can be done from anywhere in the world. It will deepen and expand what you learned in CPx. You will deepen learning and abiding through experience, community, and personal coaching. All Nations internship coaches bring life experience that enriches the learning experience.
CPx is holistic, practical, and personal. Your head, heart, and hands will gain 7 abilities:
- Honor other cultures
- Share the Good News
- Abide with Jesus Christ
- Engage neglected peoples
- Militant, passionate prayer
- Be a healthy person on a healthy team
- Ignite and shepherd church planting movements
Apply for Upcoming CPx Trainings
Kids (0-12): $300 for the first child; $100 for each additional child
Teens (13-17): $500
The cost of CPx includes three weeks of training, accommodations (if needed), three lunches each week, and also all costs of Pastoral Care and Internship coaching for the year following your CPx! While we do not usually give scholarships, we do offer discounts on the following scale: Trainees from developing nations currently residing in developing nations may pay 1/3 of normal tuition; Trainees from developing nations currently residing in more developed nations may pay 2/3 of normal tuition.
Students meet Monday to Friday, 8:30am 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!
Training tuition payments are NOT tax deductible. Funds raised for outreach trips overseas are tax deductible.
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 nine month 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
$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.
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!
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.
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! For CPx in Kansas City, we do offer age-appropriate Kids CPx programming that runs alongside adult 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. Email us for details and costs.
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.
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