International Network of Churches was born to plant churches. Home grown in Australia in 1974, we are now established across the world with over 2000 churches.

We have a passionate belief that the most effective way of reaching nations with the Gospel of Jesus Christ is through the planting of strong, purposeful churches. Our heart is to attract, equip, resource and release strong church planters with strong church planting teams who will build strong churches that influence their communities towards Christ. We commit to provide you with support, resources, and expertise to see you succeed.


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Through involvement in the local church you will have proven competency and consistency in a range of attributes including:

• a deepening relationship with God demonstrated through proven character, as represented in 1 Tim:3. In addition, holistic personal health (physically, emotionally, relationally and financially)
• influencing the unchurched towards a relationship with Christ and integration into a local church
• competency in a range of ministry skills such as preaching, shepherding, utilising the gifts of the Spirit
• effective leadership skills demonstrated by leading and reproducing teams which reach substantial goals
• alignment with the values, vision and mission of INC
• undertaking recognised bible and theology studies

Tab 2

Your next step towards the launch of the church:

• complete an online application for entry into the INC Planting on Purpose pathways and training
• undertake a trait analysis to determine suitability as a potential church planter
• attend a one-day training event where you will:

- hear from senior INC leaders and planters
- understand the journey towards your launch
- be assigned a coach for your onward journey
- be assigned a National executive member as a contact point and mentor
- develop a plan for your personal growth
- connect with other planters on the same journey

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Thorough assessment for readiness is crucial to the success of a church plant

Attend a two-day training event where you will:

• undertake a thorough assessment with your spouse based on 13 proven church planter competencies
• develop a coaching plan to address pertinent areas resulting from this assessment
• continue to connect with other planters on the same journey
• increase momentum towards your launch
• continue on your coaching journey

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Now we start to dig deeper to ensure all foundational aspects of church planting are understood and implemented.

Attend a two-day training event you where you will:

• continue to build relationship with significant INC leaders
• hear from senior INC leaders and planters
• grow in your understanding of church health and church growth principles
• assess progress of your plan for your personal growth
• develop and commit to your launch strategies
• understand the governance and systems of INC
• identify and secure financial resources
• be aligned with significant INC mentors and churches
• continue on your coaching journey
• secure permission to launch an INC church

What are the benefits of becoming an INC Church Planter?

• belonging to an Australian movement that was born to plant churches
• inspiring apostolic leadership
• a well-known brand that has increasing momentum
• financial support for your development and plant
• coaching and training from successful church planters and pastors
• church management systems that have been developed and proven over a long period of time
• a strong financial safety net with access to its own treasury
• reduced administrative overheads due to volume
• up to date and ever improving resources
• membership to and relationship with a community of pastors, planters and churches
• provision of Ministry credentials for ordained ministers
• access to other movement related bodies (Red Frogs, Global Care, CHC etc)
• international connections and missions opportunity
• unity in diversity (a global vision with local expression)