In Matthew 28, Jesus tells his disciples to, “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you”

As a disciple of Jesus Christ yourself, what does that mean for you?

As Jesus is calling you to be a disciple-maker, is he also calling you to be a Church Planter? To be on a Church Planting Team? To be a resource in multiplying and expanding God’s Local Church?

Our Church Planting Residency seeks to help answer these questions as well as prepare potential church planters in scripturally sound, experiential ways. This is a twelve month immersive commitment. During that time we’ll focus on biblical principles around what we call “Competencies,” as well as hands-on experiences that directly relate to equipping and sending you to be a witness “to the ends of the earth.” Our Church Planting Residency has two starting points each year, August and February for a limited number of people, with an application process before each starting point. Let us help equip you to find your place in the larger narrative of God’s global Church!”

Application Process

This will include an online application, references, and follow-up meetings.

Selection Process

Your application and references must be submitted by December 1 to start in February or July 1 to start in August. The following weeks after those deadlines, TDF Leadership will meet to finalize the list of accepted residents.


Residency Details

This residency is a commitment of 10-15 hours a week for one year for anyone post-high school. There is no salary involved. You can complete the residency from wherever you live, meaning you do not have to be in Nashville. All resources, training materials, and conference expenses will be covered by TDF.

The residency has five ministry tracks in addition to our general church planting training: (A) Lead Planter, (B) Worship, (C) Administration, (D) Kids Ministry, and (E) Discipleship


Where Do I Go From Here?

Prayerfully apply online using the link below! If you have questions, email our Multiplication Director, Glenn Drennen at [email protected]

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