Reaching Australia with the Gospel of Jesus Christ by equipping planters to launch growing churches.
What is “LAUNCH”?
The LAUNCH program is an initiative of EV Church – in partnership with Reach Australia, Geneva Push and FIEC – which aims to equip Bible-College graduates to plant growing churches across Australia through unique ministry experience, exposure, coaching, and practical support, as they prepare to plant.
Under this program, the prospective planter receives:
- Coaching and Support through a mentor relationship in ministry.
- A support and development program for their spouse.
- Opportunities to develop preaching and teaching competencies.
- A unique opportunity to grow and develop as a leader through:
- High-level experience and responsibility in a broad range of ministry contexts.
- Exposure to high level leadership within EV Church ministries.
- Practical support and partnership leading up to the plant.
Current Church Planting Resident
G’day, My name is Todd. My wife Sophie and I became a part of EV’s Launch program in 2021.
I became a christian at EV in my teens and later trained here as a ministry apprentice (MTS). While studying at Moore Theological College I took the opportunity to gain some ministry experience at other churches. Toward the end of my time at college I began to seriously consider, with Sophie, the possibility of church planting in the future. We have seen the importance of leadership in pastoral ministry and so as a first step decided to become part of the Launch residency program -we still have so much to learn and be equipped with!
Through the Launch program we hope to be exposed to the systems and processes of running a church, the challenges and joys of pastoral ministry, and learn from an experienced team what it takes to pastor a growing church. We hope that God might use this experience to equip us to be able to launch another growing church of His people.
We do not currently (2021) have set plans or a church plant location locked in, however will be working with EV and Geneva Push to be assessed for future church planting.
We would love to have your support in whatever way you can, both now and especially in the future! Keep your eyes on this space!
How can I make a difference?
There are three ways you can partner with this ministry:
1. GIVE: Support the training cost of a LAUNCH church planting resident.
2. PRAY: Receive support letters from a LAUNCH church-planting resident.
3. GO: Consider being part of a LAUNCH church-planting team.
Thinking about church planting?
APPLY Get info about LAUNCH program