Church Planting

Then He (Jesus) said to the disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”

- Matthew 9:37-38

When Jesus drew the attention of His disciples to the spiritual need around them (the harvest), His first instruction was to pray for more laborers.  Open Bible Central is praying for more and more laborers that will enter into communities across the Midwest as laborers for the harvest.  We believe the most effective way to share the Gospel and bring people to faith in Jesus is through the witness of a healthy and vibrant community of believers.  We are committed to the multiplication of churches as our existing churches help launch new works and as capable leaders with a heart for church planting emerge.

Open Bible Central provides valuable assistance and resourcing for church planters and church plants in the region.  This includes assessment, coaching, training, financial support, and other resources.  Local churches can plant, parent, or partner with other plants in the region to accomplish this vital endeavor.

For more information about church planting, please contact our Church Planting Director, Kevin Starkey, at