Church Planting

Redemption City Church is passionate about church planting.  We agree with Tim Keller that: 

The vigorous, continual planting of new congregations is the single most crucial strategy for 1) the numerical growth of the Body of Christ in any city, and 2) the continual corporate renewal and revival of the existing churches in a city.  Nothing else--not crusades, outreach programs, para-church ministries, growing mega-churches, congregational consulting, nor church renewal processes--will have the consistent impact of dynamic, extensive church planting. This is an eyebrow raising statement. But to those who have done any study at all, it is not even controversial." 

If you want to learn more about why we believe church planting is so strategic check out this "Why Church Planting" blog post by Tim Keller on the Acts 29 Blog. 


Redemption City Church partners with the Acts 29 Church Planting Network & the Treasuring Christ Together Church Planting Network to recruit, train, assess, plant, support, and coach church planters for a church planting movement here in West Michigan and around the world.

Acts 29 2015 Vision Video from Acts 29 Network on Vimeo.


Redemption City Church also sponsors a monthly Church Planting Networking Lunch at the church offices in downtown Grand Rapids the third Wednesday of every month from 12:00-1:30PM.  The networking lunches are designed to mobilize a church planting movement in West Michigan.  We do this through recruiting, training, and coaching church planters.  If you are interested in planting with Acts 29 or TCT the networking lunch is a great opportunity to introduce yourself and learn more about the process of joining Acts 29 or TCT.  Each networking lunch also has a short training component on the foundations of church planting.  Finally each networking lunch provides a time of coaching and prayer for church planters in the trenches. Regardless of your denomination, network, or tribe you are welcome to join us! We hope this time would be a great encouragement to you as we partner together for the advance of the gospel in West Michigan.  If you would like more information on church planting through Acts 29, TCT, or would like to join us for one of our monthly church planting networking lunches please contact us!


The following church plants are being supported by Redemption City Church:

The Exchange Church, Clio Michigan

City of Joy Fellowship, East St. Louis, Illinois

The Anchor Church,  Howell Michigan

Cornerstone Church Detroit, MI