Church Planting

It’s in our DNA

Launching Church Plants, Developing Church Planters

Lake Forest Church was initiated by Forest Hill Church in 1998, a church with a kingdom vision larger than themselves. The Elders of LFC have also been led by God to become a multiplying church.  We aspire for church-multiplication to be a long-term calling and competence for LFC.

To live out this commitment, we set aside three percent of all offerings annually at LFC for church multiplication and will plant a new church every 1-3 years in various contexts.

Church Plants and Partnerships:

Warehouse 242 (Charlotte, NC): 2001
Threshold Church (Charlotte, NC): 2004
Lake Forest Church-Davidson (Davidson, NC): 2011
Lake Forest Church-WestLake (Denver, NC): 2014
Liberation Ministries (Charlotte, NC): 2014
Lake Forest Church-El Buen Samaritano (Espanol, Huntersville, NC) Fall 2019
Lake Forest Church – UCity (Charlotte, NC): Fall 2021

EPC Church Planter Residents

Recent seminary graduates who feel called to plant a new EPC church will gain readiness for their career through a 1-2 year apprenticeship under experienced church planters in our network. Each resident will develop in their personal life, pastoral vocation and planting skills through practical ministry, coaching, study, evaluation and reflection.

Check out the EPC Church Planter links below for more information.

Inquire about coaching options here.

Church Planter Intensive Training Course

Held Annually Every June; Stay tuned for 2022 date

This course will cover training in church planting-as-applied missiology, stories and actionable wisdom from multiple church planters of diverse backgrounds and relational access to several national church planting networks, for ongoing growth and opportunity. You’ll learn current best thought and practices of biblical theology and methodology of church planting, but this will not be a ‘one method/model of planting churches fits all’ approach.

Afternoons will include ‘field visits,’ learning alongside multiple diverse church plants in the region. There will be personalized breakout instruction and consultation for active church planters, pre-assessment to your calling of church planting and so much more.