A missional vision that transforms the church

Neighborhoods and communities benefit as new gatherings of disciples bear witness to the love and grace of God. We gather for the good of others.  Rather than asking, “How can we make church better?” we ask, “How can we be church in a new way?”

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The church becomes more responsive to Christ’s call to make disciples. New worshiping communities are carrying the mission of the church into places and among people often excluded from the traditional church.  And these missionary leaders are returning to the larger church with the good news that God is at work in places we didn’t expect or weren’t paying attention to.  These stories of hope and healing beckon even the most tired of the faithful to put on their shoes and discover what the Spirit is doing.The reforming transforming work of God bears fruit in a vibrant Presbyterian Church(USA) and beyond. Starting new worshiping communities isn’t a project for institutional survival.  It is a surrender to the work of the Spirit who makes all things new - beginning in our individual lives and extending to our congregational and communal life and finally bearing fruit and blessing for the world.

The 1001 team brings creativity and wisdom to the work of church planting. We are your resources for discernment, coaching, training events, site-based learning, and mid council relationships. Our goal is to help you thrive in your ministry as you navigate the roads of starting new worshiping communities in your local context. Reach out to us. We want to know your story and to connect you with our community.

Rev. Nikki Collins

National Coordinator

Rev. Sara Hayden

Associate for Apprenticeships & Residencies

Rev. Michael Gehrling

Associate for the Northeast Region & Assessments

Rev. Jeff Eddings

Associate for Coaching & Spiritual Formation

Rev. Gad Mpoyo

Associate for the Southeast Region

Rev. Shawn Kang

Associate for Central & Western Regions