church planting

Interested in Planting a Church?

UBA believes new churches reach people for Christ. Since we live in a constantly changing, complex environment which presents new challenges for congregations, we believe that there is no one form of the church that is superior over other forms.

Explore the church planting resources listed to assist you in selecting a form of church that fits your circumstances and the needs of those you are called to reach.  Meet with a Church Planting Consultant to help you sort out appropriate resources and next steps.

UBA Church Planting Consultants

Rickie BradshawRickie Bradshaw has a background in church planting, missions development, prison ministries, global and community transformation initiatives, church leadership development and community ministry development. As a UBA Church Consultant he has a primary assignment in church planting, community development, spiritual vitality and transformational leadership. (email)

Keelan CookKeelan Cook has a background in urban missiology, research, unreached people groups, youth and pastorate. His expertise is in discovering and reaching unreached people groups and assisting congregations to develop strategies and methodologies for church planting and revitalization in the urban setting.

Sally Hinzie has a background in the development and implementation of experiential learning opportunities, Sunday School teacher training, mission trip implementation, and lay mobilization and organic church development. Her expertise in organic church & small group development combined with her many years of experience in more traditional church settings equip her to address any type of church planting experience. (email)

El consultante Londoño tiene un trasfondo en ministerio pastoral, desarrollo de liderazgo, y comunicaciones. El trae a UBA la experiencia de haber guiado a su Iglesia, IB Horeb, a través de varios periodos de crecimiento hasta el punto de tener su propio edificio, libre de deudas y haber guiado a 16 hermanos a plantar la Iglesia Bautista Renovación. Consultant Londoño has a background in pastoral ministry, leadership development, and communications. He brings to UBA the experience of having planted his own church, Iglesia Bautista Horeb, where he continues to serve as Senior Pastor, and of having led the church through several stages of growth to the ownership of its current building. (email)

Victor MarteVictor Marte has a background in pastoring and church planting. Before joining the UBA Consultant Team, he was deeply invested in UBA leadership development initiatives for Hispanic pastors and church planters. Victor's personal experience in planting and pastoring a church equips him to assist you in planting and developing a healthy church. Fully bilingual in English and Spanish, Victor is available to assist you in any church planting scenario. (email)

Featured Links

Check out these two local Houston-area networks for church planters and church planting resources.

  • New Church Initiatives :  NCI is a hands-on, "grassroots" coaching, consulting, and training ministry that provides missiological insight and perspective for a wide range of church models in a wide range of cultural contexts.  Glenn Smith, Executive Director, is located in the Houston area and is available for consultations, assessment, and coaching.
  • Houston Church Planting Network:  HCPN is a cooperative church planting initiative in the greater Houston area. The network consists of various church planting networks, denominations, churches, business leaders, church planters, and others committed to planting new churches. It is our hope and prayer to see a movement of new churches that are focused on planting the gospel in every corner of our city. If you would like more information please visit the HCPN Contact pageTo get on the email distribution list contact Chad Clarkson.
  • Visit the Links page to discover more resources, networks, and information.

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