Fuller Seminary Church Planting Professional Certificate Cohort

We believe that the ideal training environment for church planters includes 1) meaningful community, 2) curated content, and 3) wise coaching. Welcome to the 9-month Church Planting Professional Certificate Cohort from Fuller Seminary's Church Planting Program.

Your 8-person cohort includes:

Deep Community

You'll journey for 9 months with other planters who will become friends and partners in the gospel. You'll stay connected via a private Slack group.

Curated Content

You'll work through 6 online courses based on the Sent to Flourish book. The courses include interactive content that equips you to write or revise your church planting plan.

Wise Coaching

Your monthly videoconference calls will be facilitated by veteran church planter Len Tang, Director of Fuller's Church Planting Program.

Online Content

Using content from Fuller's new online learning platform, FULLER Equip, this 9-month cohort walks you through six courses (and one final project course) that deepen the three "roots" every planter needs: theology, formation, and mission. The online content will take you about 2-3 hours per week to work through. The Certificate ends by guiding you through writing (or revising) a comprehensive church planting plan:

Theological Reflection

1. Joining God's Mission

2. Holistic Evangelism

Spiritual Formation

3. Formation for Planters

4. Mutual Discipleship for Teams

Missional Skills

5. Reaching Your City

6. Leading Through the 5 Seasons

+ Church Planting Final Project, which brings content together from all three roots.

Your Facilitator

Len Tang is the director of the Church Planting Program at Fuller Theological Seminary and has planted churches in Portland, Oregon and Pasadena, California. Len received a B.S. from UC Berkeley and an MDiv from Fuller Seminary. He is married to Amy and they have three teenage boys. He is the editor of Sent to Flourish: A Guide to Starting and Multiplying Churches.

Want more details? Email Len at lentang@fuller.edu

Now Accepting Applications for the Spring 2020 Cohort

Interested in the upcoming cohort? The cost of the Professional Certificate is $950 and the additional cost of the cohort is $500 for the Cohort for a total of $1,450. Scholarships are available based on need. Sign up on the interest form by clicking the button to the right.