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Missional Communities

A group of disciples, about the size of an extended family, who unite around a common mission to reach a particular neighborhood or network of relationships.

Micro Churches

An intentionally simple, streamlined approach to church that is often small, volunteer led, and informal in style.

  • Resource Person: Rev. Mark Bane- Director of Evangelism and New Church Development, Church of the Nazarene, Lenexa, KS;

Dinner churches

Churches that seek to interact in the lives of others by fellowshipping with them, feeding them, and helping them become followers of Jesus Christ

High-Impact Churches

Churches that strategically plan to start and/or reach 200 plus from the launch day on.

  • Resource Person: Dr. Larry McKain – Chicago Central District DS, Bourbonnais, IL;

Sports Churches

Hoops, Footzal, Pickelball, etc…- Churches designed around sports teams and leagues.

  • Resource Person: Rev. Ronda Rieves- Apopka Calvary Church of the Nazarene, 750 Roger Williams Rd, Apopka, FL 32703;

Multi-site Churches

A specific church congregation which holds services at multiple geographical locations, either within a specific metropolitan area or, increasingly, several such areas.

Traditional Churches

A new church that intends to operate in the manner that most Americans still identify with as a church.

Organic Churches

Churches that meet in a house, coffee shop, business break room or in a nursing home and seek to reproduce other churches in a geographic area.

House churches

Churches that meet in homes and seek to reproduce other house churches in a geographic area.

Thrift Stores

Churches tied to or within a thrift store are designed to meet spiritual needs as well as material needs.

Cowboy Churches

Local Christian churches within the cowboy culture with a distinctive Western character.

  • Resource Person: Rev. Ron Riddle – Crossroads Cowboy Church, 3071 Hwy 5, El Paso, AR 72045;

Compassionate Churches

Churches that reach out to the community with a strong compassionate outreach as a means for making disciples.

Coffee shop churches

Churches that use a coffee shop as a means of making disciples.

Church within a Church

A church that operates different styles of worship services, including multi-cultural/language churches, in the same building.

Prison churches

Churches that work with prison to offer worship services and discipleship.

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Traditional church plant | Mike Kraemer

Urban Core church plant |  Marie Mondesir



Cowboy Church plant | Ron Riddle