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“So what would it look like for the diocese and our congregations to step out more fully in mission? First, I believe we would seek to engage our local communities in relevant, sensitive witness and evangelism; secondly, that Matthew 25 ministries would proliferate among us; and thirdly, we would partner with one another to plant churches that plant churches.”

The Rt. Rev. Mark J. Lawrence
Address to the 227th Convention of the Diocese of South Carolina

Gary Beson

Are you a church that wants to plant in the Diocese of South Carolina?

Do you feel called to church planting in our Diocese?

The Rev. Gary Beson, Vicar of St. Timothy’s, Cane Bay, one of the Diocese’s church plants heads up a group of like-minded Christians committed to church planting.

Church Planting Resources

Always Forward
Always Forward is a collaborative effort of the Province, Dioceses, local churches and people of the Anglican Church in North America working together for the planting of new Gospel-centered, sacramental, missional churches throughout North America.

Mission InSite
MissionInsite empowers faith-based and nonprofit organizations for community engagement. The Diocese has purchased licensed software for MissionInSite. To learn more contact the Rev. Tyler Prescott.

Why Plant Churches?
While God is raising up opportunities for church planting around the Diocese, it’s important to understand the theolgical reason why we plant churches. Read the article by Timothy Keller.

Upcoming Church Planting Conferences and Gatherings

August 16-18, 2018

Always Forward 2018, Denver Colorado

The goal for this conference is to gather our Province together around the work of church planting. Our intention is for this to be a relational and practical gathering with less talking-heads and more specific training. In order to make church planting accessible to many different leaders, make our training as specific as possible and allow us to go deeper in our time together, we offer five different tracks aimed at equipping leaders for church planting from many different perspectives.

Learn more.