Formation for Planters

In this Formation for Planters course, you’ll learn how even busy church planters can find rhythms of abiding in Christ with time-tested spiritual practices.

Takes approximately 18 hours to complete.


Training more than one person?


Calling & Vocation, Church, Church Planting, Faith & Everyday Life, Ministry Leadership, Spiritual Practices, and Work

Course Description

How can church planters be spiritually formed to not only survive but to thrive as they join God’s mission in the world? Answer: by developing a missional spirituality—an understanding and experience of the deep and abiding connection between being sent to do God’s will and being nourished by God’s provision. All too often in church planting these two things feel separated or even opposed to one another. Cultivating a missional spirituality is learning how to flourish with God while doing God’s work. In this Formation for Planters course, you’ll learn how even busy church planters can find rhythms of abiding in Christ, including time-tested spiritual practices such as silence and sabbath, but also unexpected practices such as self-awareness and exercise.

This course counts towards the Church Planting Certificate.

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Meet Your Instructors

Tim Morey

Tim planted Life Covenant Church in Torrance, CA, and Life has planted five churches in the US and dozens of churches in Mozambique. He wrote Embodying Our Faith and Sent to Flourish and is currently writing The Spiritually Formed Church Planter. He served on the national church planting team for the Evangelical Covenant Church, is an adjunct professor at Fuller Seminary, and is on the Advisory Board for Fuller’s Church Planting Program.

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