Why Church Planting?

The missionaries we support and send are focused on church planting because God’s plan for making disciples is the local church. There are many ways christians can help the hurting and mend the broken, but discipleship takes place in the context of the community of believers. Local communities of believers are also the most strategic way to minister to the needs of the larger community.

Mercy Hill Church is part of a network of church plants called the Summit Network. The vision of the Summit Network is to plant 1,000 churches in our generation. We want to do everything we can to see that vision come to fruition.

Mercy Hill Church Planting Residency

The Mercy Hill church planting residency is for leaders with a vision to plant a new church. Launching a new church is a unique entrepreneurial endeavor that requires certain skills and best practices. The 9-month residency equips planters to establish a healthy, well-organized, gospel-centered church through intentional training and hands-on pastoral experience. Prior to the residency, qualified residents will have demonstrated theological maturity, missional fruitfulness, self-awareness, and sufficient ministry experience.

Jesus Our Redeemer | est. 2013 | Baltimore, MD | jesusourredeemer.com

The Bridge | est. 2014 | Wilmington, NC | thebridgeilm.com

Mercy Church | est. 2015 | Charlotte, NC | mercycharlotte.com

Two Cities | est. 2016 | Winston-Salem, NC | twocitieschurch.net

Reach Fellowship | est. 2017 | Los Angeles, CA | rfla.org

Grace Alive | est. 2017 | Orlando, FL | gracealive.church

Redemption Heights | est. 2018 | Philadelphia, PA | redemptionheights.org

New City Church | June 2020 | Tampa, FL | newcitytpa.com

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