Planting Prospectus

Places identified in Australia that need new churches.

Australia needs Jesus

The opportunity to share the gospel with people from all over the world is greater than ever. There are nations coming here, some people who might never have encountered a Christian or church community that centres on the gospel. We need to seize the opportunity for God’s kingdom.

This Planting Prospectus has two goals. The first is to drive you to prayer for the needs and opportunities across the country for the gospel, and the need for new churches to reach those people.  The second is about planting a seed in your heart that might make you ask: Could I plant? Could I be part of a plant? What part could I play in reaching Australia for Jesus?

Next steps

Reach out & have a chat

As we think about the next 150 church plants, the biggest challenge is not the need or finding the opportunities – it’s finding those who will say “I’ll go”.  We don’t want this Planting Prospectus to be information to read and discard.  We want it to move your hearts to pray for the lost in the areas we’ve spoken about.  And for some of you, we want it to move your hearts to consider, “Should I start a church in order to see people’s eternities changed?”

If you want to begin to explore that question, we want to talk to you. Reach out and we’ll find a time to sit down and talk about how we can partner with you.

Submit a planting opportunity

How much does it cost to plant a church?

It costs around $3,000 per year to support a church planting couple through the training they need to start a new church and lead through to viability. 

We don’t ask our planters to pay for any of it. For over 15 years, God’s people from across Australia have financially partnered with planters to help them focus on the task at hand – evangelising this church into existence.

Just as the Philippians partnered with Paul to see the gospel go out, we’d love you to invite you to partner with church planters across Australia, prayerfully and financially.

We’d love to connect with you around the opportunities. Whether it be supporting the training of coaches for church planters, helping them be able to attend bootcamp, removing the cost for marriage retreats – there’s any number of ways you can partner with church plants and planters across Australia.

Got questions?

No! Just what we could fit in here or what we were told about. If you’ve got an opportunity you want added, submit your suggestion.

Yep, good chance that’s going to happen. This isn’t a comment on you or your church, just a comment that even with your ministry, there’s still a need for churches to reach the millions of people in Australia who don’t know Jesus. So pray for a new church right next to you to reach them!

Great idea. That’s exactly the kind of thinking that brought about Reach Australia. We’re convinced that if we’re going to reach the country, we need to do both. We need to plant more churches, and revitalise and grow missional, established churches. These two things don’t compete, they nurture one another in the whole gospel ecosystem.