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Intent to Plant Conference

Planting a church isn’t easy; it’s grounding work, and Intent to Plant wants to provide you and your congregants with the necessary tools to help you lean into what the Lord has been stirring.


Conference Details

Many Alliance pastors have reported their interest in starting new congregations, so we are inviting you to the Intent to Plant Conference. This is a three-day event designed to help pastors and their teams learn how to lead congregations in successfully planting a church.


When: May 15 – 17, 2024
Where: Columbus Airport Marriott – 1375 N. Cassady Ave. Columbus, OH 43219

  • Early Bird — Up to February 20, 2024
    • $79 per person (double occupancy)
    • $149 per person (single occupancy)
  • Regular Registration
    • $99 per person (double occupancy)
    • $159 per person (single occupancy)

Registration covers lodging for two nights, meals from dinner on Wednesday, May 15, to breakfast on Friday, May 17, transportation to and from the Columbus airport, and hotel parking.

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From building a solid foundation to implementing hands-on, applied practices, this conference is an engaging program tailored specifically for those who feel their congregations can participate in the church planting efforts. There will be experienced keynote speakers, practical workshops, and opportunities for networking and collaboration with other Alliance pastors and teams who have questions just like you about church planting.

If you or your congregation has felt the nudge to plant a church or learn more about the ins and outs of starting new congregations, the Intent to Plant Conference is a wonderful opportunity to join the broader Alliance family who intend to plant a church and learn more about what it means to extend the hope of Jesus through church planting. We hope to see you there!


DAY 1 — 4:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Main Sessions:

  • Theological Foundations
  • Eyes for the City

DAY 2 — 8:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

Main Sessions:

  • Practical Prayer Tool for the Congregation
  • Interceding on Specifics
  • A Mother Church Journey
  • Celebration and Commitment
Track A
  • A1 — Lead the Conversation as the “Mother Church”
  • A2 — Provoking the Heart of the Planter
  • A3 — Appropriate “Mother/Daughter” Paradigm
Track B
  • B1 — Practical Ways to Get Your Church Interested in Church Planting
  • B2 — Pathway to Plant
  • B3 — Developing Those I Think Can Plant

DAY 3 — 8:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Main Sessions:

  • Crafting a Disciplemaking Environment
  • Discerning My Next Steps

If flying:

  • Arrive on May 15 by 2:00 p.m. and depart on the 17th by 2:00 p.m.
  • There is a hotel shuttle to and from the airport. We will provide information on transportation schedules before the event.

If driving:

  • We will cover the parking fee. Notify the hotel you have a vehicle.


  • During registration, you will be able to name a roommate. The other person must name you in their registration also. If no names are provided, the system will assign a roommate.

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Join us to learn more about planting and mobilizing planters!

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