The 2020 SCP has been canceled due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic.

God willing, the next School of Church Planting will be held in June, 2021, at the First Baptist Church of Sterling Heights, MI, in cooperation with First Baptist Church of Troy, MI.

The focus will be on launching healthy, God-focused churches in the U.S. and overseas.



Church planting is an inherent part of our Lord’s mandate to make disciples and teach people to practice all that Christ commanded. Baptist Mid-Missions has been carrying out this commission not only in the “uttermost part of the earth,” but, for more than 70 years, also in our “Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria.” In North America, over 90 churches have been established through our ministry of Church Planting and Development. Looking toward the future, population growth and spiritual decline demand that we increase our church starting efforts.

The School of Church Planting is a part of an ongoing endeavor by Baptist Mid-Missions to equip a new generation of skilled church planters to face the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century. Typically participants include missionaries (both home and foreign), pastors, local church leaders, seminarians, and collegians. Veteran planters have attended as well as those prayerfully considering church planting as a future ministry, and through the years hundreds have testified how the school has impacted their ministries.

Whatever the people group or geographic location God has laid on your heart, Baptist Mid-Missions’ School of Church Planting can help prepare you to fulfill Christ’s command _“with His passion, and for His glory.”