SoCal District Church Multiplication provides an environment for leaders to be intentionally nurtured, developed, equipped, sent, and sustained to make disciples on mission—resulting in new churches of multiple styles and context. We seek to accomplish this by providing excellence in training, resources, coaching, and counsel—cultivating men and women to establish outposts of the Kingdom of God across Southern California and beyond.

Lance Ford  Church Planting Director

Lance Ford
Church Planting Director

Welcome To The Journey

Church planting is one of the most incredible adventures anyone can launch into. We are happy you are looking into what the SoCal District has to offer as we seek to make disciples and plant outposts of the kingdom of Heaven throughout our district.

We believe the era we live in requires our church planters to understand their assignment is first and foremost to make disciples who seek to live out and spread the ways and means of Jesus and his kingdom. Faithful and flourishing churches emerge when we stay true to this calling.

As you investigate our process we realize that there are indeed many stages along the way. We want to always keep in mind that this is the church of Jesus we are seeking to represent, through multiplication. It is a sacred calling that we believe must be stewarded with utmost intention and diligence. We believe that church planting must emerge from two key ingredients—the mission of God and the making of disciples. Our desire is not to plant more and better church services. We are committed to planting spirit filled, gospel-minded disciples, who are on mission where they live, work, and play, which collectively become local churches.

Steps toward planting in the SoCAL District

  1. Complete our online application (below)
  2. Our Church Planting Director, Lance Ford will contact you to set up an initial phone interview.
  3. Complete online assessments
  4. Enter our online training journey (9 months)


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