Church Planter

Church planters invest in local leaders through discipleship with the goal of gathering them into communities for the Kingdom.


  • To see God’s word changing people’s hearts in their heart language
  • Edifying believers and preparing them to lead
  • Multiplying small, dedicated groups of believers in a challenging context


  • Deep knowledge of the Bible
  • Cross-cultural ministry studies
  • A caring, pastoral spirit

Church planters are people gifted in evangelism who empower disciples to make disciples. Using mother-tongue translations, they strive to see networks of churches using Scripture to grow, mature, and multiply. Rather than personally leading the church themselves, church planters hope to spark Disciple Making Movements (DMMs).

Most of our teammates raise support on behalf of Pioneer Bible Translators for their ministry roles. Support raising is not about money — it’s about prayerfully inviting people everywhere to participate in what God is doing to fulfill His mission.

We provide training to help you:

  • Gain confidence in communicating the Biblical foundation for living on support, asking others to invest, and understanding “The God Ask.”
  • Learn best practices and gain confidence in sharing your presentation.
  • Rehearse with your peers and make real calls for appointments.
  • Experience the value of meeting face to face with people and asking for support.
  • Discover how to cultivate lasting relationships with your supporters.

We will work with you to develop a budget based on your ministry role, where you’re going, and your family’s personal needs. Our goal is for you to be adequately funded to maximize the fruitfulness of your ministry and your family.

Are you interested in this role?

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