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There are cities that are in need of life-giving churches and people in need of the hope and healing that can only be found in Jesus.

We believe in you and are here to help your dream of reaching those cities become a reality. Let’s get started!

The ARC Launch Process

The ARC launch model has been proven through the launch of hundreds of churches. These churches have record-breaking launch day attendance and long-term success that exceeds national averages. ARC has developed a five-step process to make that possible.

Step 01


ARC Launch, a church planter training event, is the first step in planting a church with ARC. You will hear from ARC pastors, coaches, and staff as they share the nuts and bolts of church planting. We suggest attending ARC Launch 12-18 months before your launch day.

There are no prerequisites to attend this event. You can sign up, show up, and get the tools you need to launch strong simply by registering. Attending this event is a required first step in our process before moving to the next step.


Step 02


Step one allows you to get to know more about ARC and where ARC can get to know more about you. You will complete an online application and readiness assessment that includes feedback and next steps from the Launch Team. You will also gain access to watch the 8 Essentials of Church Planting video series with Pastor Chris Hodges, where you will be introduced to the ARC launch model. If approved, you will advance to step two.

Step 03


Once your application is approved, you will gain access to ARC All Access, our online training platform, to begin building your launch plan. In addition to the training you receive at the ARC Launch Event, ARC All Access includes extensive training courses, a digital training manual, a library of resources, and resource partners. You can move at your own pace as you train on various topics leading up to launch day and beyond.

Step 04


As you move forward through the launch process, we will connect you with a regional ARC Launch Coach. Our coaches are church planters who have been through the ARC Launch training process are now pastoring a thriving church.

You will participate in private coaching calls and monthly webinars, and you and your coach will work through your launch plan. They will offer feedback and recommendations as you prepare for your launch and ensure that you are fully equipped by your launch day.

Step 05


As you prepare to launch, you will need to meet certain milestones required to receive funding from ARC. These are healthy goals that will set you up for a strong launch.

ARC will match dollar-for-dollar the first $50,000 raised to go towards your launch. The funding you receive has been given by pastors that have gone before you, and we ask that you re-invest those dollars through your giving so that others coming after you will have this same opportunity.

Let's Get Started!

Find an upcoming ARC Launch event that works for you and take the first step towards making your dream a reality.

Please contact us and someone from our team would be glad to answer any questions you may have.