Networking Events

College Church Gigs


Collaborative - The Collaborative is a large gathering (30-70) of collegiate church planting practitioners and strategists. These events focus on relationship cultivation, shared learning, and strategy development. Watch these collegiate church planters and pastors process what collegiate church planting looks like first hand.

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Skunkworks - The Skunkworks is a smaller gathering (8-12) of leaders who have multiplied collegiate church sites or plants. These meetings focus on the developing and catalyzing of collegiate church and collegiate network expansion. Here is a sample video resource from an earlier Skunkworks event:

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Collaboration Gatherings


Sponsored by Leadership Network, Exponential is largest and most influential church planting conference in North America. At its core, Exponential strives to broaden and enhance multiplication of new churches. Exponential serves as a annual gathering point for many involved in Collegiate Churches group.


SEND North America Conference

The SEND Conference is a national collegiate church planting conference developed by the North American Mission Board (NAMB) of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). SEND is focused on mobilizing, equipping, and launching new church planters. 2012 is the first year for this gathering.


Collegiate Week

Each year LifeWay Christian Resources sponsors the National Collegiate Week in Glorieta, NM. Annually, this event draws 2000 plus collegiate students and leaders. Collegiate week provides a unique venue for recruiting collegiate planters and team members, and it offers optimal setting for collegiate church training and partnership development.


Networking & Collaboration


Collegiate Churches offers a variety of networking opportunities for those doing collegiate church planting as well as for those looking to start a collegiate church. To connect directly with a collegiate church near you see the collegiate church map. If you are interested in planting a collegiate church in North America, contact us to learn more about existing networks and partnership scenarios.

Learning & Training

This website offers a variety of practitioner generated print and video materials and resources that will help you learn more about collegiate church planting. Ultimately, the best way to learn more about collegiate churches is to observe one first hand, so we encourage you to visit one. Several churches found within this site are especially equipped to handle short-term or weekend site visits. A few are also specifically equipped to supervise more extensive training and internships. For more about about training opportunities, contact us.


Launching a collegiate church is not easy, especially for those new to the concept. Because a strong Collegiate Churches network is now in place, coaching is available for a variety of different collegiate church methods and models. If you are a collegiate church pastor or planter and would like coaching or mentoring, contact us.


Navigating growth barriers is one of many challenges collegiate churches face, and sometimes an outside expert's appraisal and critique is the best medicine for refocusing and/or retooling your ministry processes. Understanding the benefits of consultation, several collegiate pastors and strategists have made themselves available for limited consultation work. If you would like to consider bringing consultants into your collegiate church for a basic or full church consultation, please contact us.