Why Church Planting?

At ROCKHARBOR, we believe God’s plan to reach the world with His love is through us, His people. As His Church, we believe one of the best ways to advance the Gospel is by raising up, empowering, and sending out new church plants.

In 1997, a small team from Mariners Church stood in front of its congregation and was commissioned to the city of Costa Mesa as a church plant. Years later, that team, joined by the thousands more that make up ROCKHARBOR, are now the ones called to raise up, resource, journey alongside, and ultimately commission and release new churches.

As part of the 2+1 strategy that we embraced from Fall 2009 – Fall 2011, ROCKHARBOR helped plant three new churches in Southern California.

SO, WHAT IS A CHURCH PLANT?

ROCKHARBOR church plant…

  • Is an increasingly autonomous community and not officially connected to RH
  • Has received the blessing and affirmation of RH leadership
  • Is unique to its specific context
  • Has its own elder board
  • Has its own leadership teams
  • Can share as much or as little of RH’s vision and values as it sees fit

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If you are interested in pioneering a future community or feel that God might be leading you to plant or pastor a church one day, please contact Doug Berry.