WHO WE ARE
Austin Church Planting Network (ACPN for short) is made up of a diverse collective of church planters throughout Austin from denominations and networks such as Acts 29, ARC, Anglican Mission in the Americas, Bible Churches, Evangelical Covenant Church, Ecclesia Network, Free Methodists, Southern Baptists, and other local church planting networks.
What we do
ACPN’s aim is to welcome, connect, train, and encourage church planters through three primary contexts:
ACPN began in 2007 as an organization called PlantR when a small group of church planters began to meet for equipping and encouragement. During these meetings, local and national leaders shared their insights on topics ranging from demographics to missional living to church and the arts. By 2008, PlantR grew into a monthly gathering of church planters from a wide variety of denominations.
In 2011, the network took a strategic step, turning its focus to monthly regional gatherings called Missional Hubs and quarterly equipping experiences called MicroConferences. We believe this decentralized reorganization will lead to greater missional impact. PlantR’s dream is that this strategy will catalyze a movement of church planting and other expressions of God’s mission for years to come throughout the Austin area.
In May of 2017 Plantr officially became the Austin Church Planting Network. The goal is to take the next step in training church planters and connecting local churches in Austin with gifted, called, and trained church planters to do collaborative church planting work. ACPN is convinced that their is much more potential for reaching our city as the Church in Austin comes together to start new works across our growing region.
OUR Current Leadership Team
- Nick Shock- Point Community Church
- Zach Lambert- Restore Austin
- Jody Mayes- Former Pastor and Current Pastor of Pastors
- Terry Ishee- Forge Austin & Strategic Church Solutions