Our strategy is driven by our passion to plant gospel-centered churches throughout the Northwest. To do that we must develop and support church planters who want the freedom and authority of project ownership, coupled with the assurance of a safety-net that offers coaching, shepherding, accountability, and financial resources that an network can provide.

Freedom. The Church Planting Network will invest substantial resources and still allow planters to have real project ownership. While the Network is resistant to trendy, a-biblical experimentation, it welcomes innovative models and strategies that build on the theology and mission of the New Testament, the planter’s gifts and personality and the target community’s needs and culture.

Collegiality. The Network will give of its time, people and money. It has a group of committed and experienced pastors, church planters and Christian leaders who know this region and the challenges church planters face in both the church and the home. We are committed to providing ongoing counsel, coaching, and shepherding.

Spouse and Family. Pastoral ministry places significant strain on the pastor’s marriage and family. The entrepreneurial nature and spiritual battleground that church planters face often multiply those pressures. Sandy Kelly’s role with Parakaleo, 20 years of experience as a church planter’s and pastor’s wife, along with the collective wisdom of other women in the Network, will provide the encouragement, training, and other support for these important ministry leaders.