Start and Strengthen Churches

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We are committed to start and strengthen healthy, missional churches, much like the Apostle Paul started and continued to strengthen churches in the New Testament. We believe the local church is God’s foundational strategy to carry out mission in the world. Through planting new churches and providing resources to strengthen existing congregations, these ministries seek to reach more people, in more places, among more populations, with the hope of Christ.

Church Planting


Reaching young people, engaging a multi-ethnic population, and developing vibrant local churches that make disciples.

Congregational Vitality


Equipping churches to become healthy (pursuing Christ) and missional (pursuing Christ’s priorities in the world.)

Kingdom Builders


Sharing resources through grant appeals with churches purchasing land or building facility.


View documents related to Church membership, the Vitality pathway, and more here.

Want to see how Start and Strengthen Churches is making a difference?

This the first in the two-part video series, Vitality // Church Planting. This video tells the story of Trinity Covenant Church in Manchester, CT, which traveled the vitality pathway. One result of the vitality experience is that Trinity planted Hartford City Church in Hartford, CT.