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Center for Church Planting and Revitalization


April 12–14, 2018

(Re) Planting Missional Churches: The Theological Dimensions of Why
A conference offered by Princeton Theological Seminary’s Center for Church Planting and Revitalization
In partnership with the Office of Continuing Education 

*Registration and more information coming in January 2018

The American scene of the Christian church is enormously complex. Most neighborhoods have no shortage of church options, yet statistics point to a steady decline of membership in established churches. For sale signs mark vacant church buildings. Meanwhile, radically untraditional megachurches and immigrant congregations experience burgeoning growth.

In this context, why should anyone plant a church, or try to revitalize one? What are the theological issues at the center of such an undertaking? Are some rationales for church planting and revitalization theologically problematic? The Center for Church Planting and Revitalization at Princeton has invited four leaders with theological expertise and on-the-ground experience from across the spectrum of American Christianity to address the “why” of church planting and revitalization today. It’s our hunch that the “why” questions need to be clarified before we get very far into conversations about the “what” and the “where.”

Come join the conversation as we delve deep in the dimensions of “why.”


  • Dr. Dharius Daniels, founder and lead pastor of Change Church in central New Jersey
  • Pam Driesell, senior pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Atlanta
  • Kevin Haah, lead pastor of New City Church of Los Angeles and visionary of the LA Church Planting Movement
  • Keas Keasler, professor of theology and program director of Christian Spiritual Formation at Friends University in Wichita

Educating faithful Christian leaders.

Pastor at Grace Presbyterian Church, Crystal City, Missouri

Joshua Noah, Class of 2015

“Through my field education placement at Trinity Presbyterian Church in East Brunswick, New Jersey, I discovered my gift to minister to all age groups. ”