Helping Churches Plant Church-Planting Churches

Greenhouse Churches


A biological greenhouse provides a healthy, protective, nutritional environment for plants to grow and thrive. A seed isn’t simply thrown into the soil right away. Instead, a seed is nurtured and grown into a healthy “start” within the Greenhouse.

This is also true of the “Greenhouse Church.” Greenhouse Churches or Environments grow healthy plants. They provide a nurturing environment for a “seed” (a leader-in-the-making) to develop and become a “start” (a prepared leader and team) that is transplanted into the mission field.

Denominations can help, but they’re more like the gardeners who can water and provide resources. But the church is the Greenhouse, the place where it all must happen! Without the local church, there may be addition, but there is no multiplication. Reproducing churches, or Greenhouse Churches, need at least these qualities: (1) Willingness to “give itself away.” (2) A leadership development pathway (3) Faith-Filled Risk Taking to release leaders READ MORE

Greenhouse Training Events

Greenhouse Church Overview video 

10 Ways Your Church Can Help a Church Plant doc

Greenhouse Church Presentation pdf

Greenhouse Church Matrix  Phases & Key Competencies  pdf

Greenhouse Church Matrix  (can be edited) doc

Alliance Development Fund article about Greenhouse Churches pdf

Why Plant Another Church? by Dave Reynolds