Church planting resources and partnerships  

The latest proven resources, training and systems to help increase the long-term success of your church plant.



Resourcing you and your mission

The key to engagement includes communicating clearly and making connection easy and generosity accessible. Aware3 helps churches do this through a branded mobile church app.

How would you like to be able to connect and engage with those in your church? Sounds great, right? Learn more and get started.

Church Community Builder
The people in your church matter. Your ministry is about more than managing data - it's about connecting with your people, and helping them connect with each other, so they can grow in their faith. Church Community Builder's goal is to equip and empower your people with effective ministry tools to build community, engage people and help grow disciples.

Converge pastors/churches receive a special rate. Take the journey to empower your people with the right tools to build community. Learn more > offers complete equipment system solutions for your church plant. Every system is custom designed for your particular needs and budget. Our systems are designed from the ground up to be volunteer friendly, high quality and expandable as you grow.

  • Sound systems // video systems // lighting systems
  • Custom mobile church cases // hospitality equipment // children's ministry equipment
  • Pipe and drape + more!

Launch your church with confidence! Learn more >

Church Plant Media
Church Plant Media meets your church or ministry website needs and budget. Beautiful designs that are easy to update and personal support will give your church or ministry the confidence it needs to be online. All websites are responsive (meaning they work seamlessly on all devices), and include unlimited pages, events, blogs and sermon profiles. You'll also get Twitter and Facebook integration, podcasts, online giving, password protection, phone support and radius protection (meaning no other church in your area can have your design).

Converge pastors/churches receive 50 percent off start-up fees. Learn more >

Converge and Outreach are partnering to bring Converge church planters powerful, branded church launch media packages. These packages are specifically designed to help you reach as many people in your community as possible and continue connecting with your neighbors. A dedicated Converge Outreach Specialist will help guide you through all of your branding, promotion and community-connecting resources as you prepare for your launch.

As a Converge church planter you'll receive special savings and bonuses from Outreach. Learn more >

Start Church
Showing you how to start a church is our passion. Whether you use our step-by-step resources and software, or we do the work, our way of starting churches and ministries takes the vision that God has given you and makes it a reality. We do this by hearing you, following your lead and walking you all the way through 501(c)(3) status. We have assisted over 16,000 churches and ministries.

To get started with Start Church, contact its office at 833.827.3067 and mention you are a Converge church or the name Lee Stephenson. Explore and get started with Start Church's services and products.

Cornerstone Fund
Since 1954, the Cornerstone Fund has helped to start and strengthen churches by mobilizing resources and equipping Converge churches. We provide competitive loans for church construction, expansion and remodeling, refinancing and existing mortgage and competitive investment opportunities for the constituency of Converge.

We want people to know the saving grace of Jesus Christ, and one of the best ways to do that is investing in churches and their communities to help reach the lost. Whether you’re ready to take the next step to expand your ministry, or you want to help a church open their doors, contact the Cornerstone Fund.

Retirement Plan
Converge Retirement Plan has been serving the employees of Converge-affiliated churches for 50 years. Our primary goal is to provide added financial security to plan participants in retirement. The Plan has two parts: Defined Benefit (pension) and the Defined Contribution.

One of the unique features of our pension plan is it provides a lifetime income for the participant. This means you do not have to worry about outliving your income. As an added option, this benefit can continue for your spouse in the event of your death.

Learn more about how the Converge Retirement Plan an help you.


Church Planting 101
Practical training where you will learn the basics of church planting led by our team of successful church planters.

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Church Planting 201

To help improve leadership ability and to raise up an army of leaders around you.

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Converge backs up their compelling vision with successful strategies, resources, coaching and, most important, a band of brothers to go into battle with.

Jeff Gauss, Grand City Station, Grand Forks, North Dakota