Center for Church Planting & Revitalization


A Three-Tiered Approach

The Center develops initiatives in three areas: education of current students, research on church plants and revitalization, and continuing support for leaders in the field. During the three-year start-up phase from 2016–19, Center staff are developing the Center's organizational structures and programs. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

1. Education

  • facilitating student cohorts
  • offering master's courses
  • proposing curricular programs of study

2. Research

  • conducting research on church planting and revitalization
  • exploring the benefits of ministry coaching
  • developing ecumenical networks

3. Continuing support and education of leaders in the field

  • developing an online certificate program
  • holding public conferences
  • offering digital learning content

Educating faithful Christian leaders.

Scholar and Theological Educator

Kathleen M. O’Connor, Class of 1984

“Informal time in discussion groups with faculty and students discussing feminist theological literature altered my views, excited my spirit, and greatly influenced my teaching.”