Church Starting

Sharing God’s word in Texas by planting new churches.

Our mandate is to share God’s Word in Texas by planting new churches of all different sizes and ministry styles. The heart of our ministry is to connect people to a church where God is present, because when God shows up, good things happen.


If you would like to help us in our efforts to plant new churches, please click below to make a donation.

Make a Donation

Church Planters

If you are a church planter in our Church Starting process, please click below to make your monthly Cooperative Program (CP) contribution.

CP Contribution

The Process

The BGCT Church Starting Experience involves many people-not just BGCT staff and Executive Board members, Church Planters, core groups and Church Planting Partners, but ultimately the unchurched people in every part of the state. It is the prayer of all those people that this process will encourage, facilitate and connect churches in their work to fulfill God’s mission of reconciling the world to Himself; and we know that when all parties have a clear, strong, common vision, the results are new churches that can grow, reproduce and replenish mission funds.

Church Starting is a collective effort, but it is also the pursuit of a unique and personal experience with God. Church Starting is not just for traditional churches.

First Steps

Once you submit a New Church Start Interest Form, a Church Starter will meet with you, your Sponsor Church and everyone interested in supporting your new church. If all Partners agree on what is expected and how to work together, everyone will sign a New Church Start Covenant Agreement.

If you have any questions, please call Terry Lynch at (214) 828-5397.

Interest Form

Next Steps

In visits with your Church Planter (the pastor or leader of the new church) and other Partners, the Church Starter assesses your group’s various strengths and weaknesses. He or she then helps guide you to make plans and find resources - both locally and from the Texas Baptists.

Monthly Report Form

Access your monthly reports through the community web portal. If you need assistance with the monthly report, please contact us at (214) 828-5397 or (214) 828-5297.

Tom Howe

Associate Director, Missions

(214) 828-5278

Terry Lynch

Ministry/Financial Assistant, Church Starting

(214) 828-5397

Find Your Church Starter

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TXB Church Starter Map

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