Helping Pastors Plant and Cultivate Healthy Churches for a Global Harvest

We are churches, pastors, missionaries, and church planters
who partner together to see the gospel go forth and churches formed.
We enjoy theological and missiological like-mindedness as we engage
church planting and cultivating health among existing churches.

Partners (U.S.)

About our Network

The Immanuel Network is a mission cooperative of like minded leaders whose mission is to plant and strengthen healthy multiplying churches in North America and the unreached peoples of the world.

The story behind our Network


Missions for God's Glory

Great Commission-Minded and God-Exalting

A God-centered approach to the task of global evangelization means exulting in the biblical certainty that the knowledge of the glory of God will cover all the earth as the waters cover the sea.

Only a passion for God’s glory will sustain the long-term and often difficult task of church planting and global mission.

This passion overflows in powerful Christlike love and compassion for the lost, in faithful plodding, and in prayer that cries “Your kingdom come!”

Local Church Centered

Biblical Truth, Worship, Community, Prayer,
Regenerate Membership, Discipline, and Plurality of Elders

Mission is the task of the local church.

Para-church organizations will continue to play a vital part with their specialized and unique roles, but the primary responsibility of completing the task belongs to the local church—every single member.

Theologically Anchored

Evangelical, Baptistic, Reformed, Complementarian, Spirit-Filled

Mission flows from our theological convictions.

It is the truth that sets us, our cities, and the nations free. Downplaying the importance of theology, which is God’s truth, does nothing to equip the church for church planting or global mission.

Convictional Methodology

Gospel Clarity & Boldness, New Testament Example, Spirit-Filled Preaching, Multiethnic Churches, Missional Living

Methodology is lived out. New Testament proclamation was always accompanied by attestation—lives, suffering, methods, and miracles that demonstrated the truth of the gospel.

We recognize a healthy spectrum of giftings and faithful methods, but also recognize the existence of methodological lines which, if crossed, compromise the integrity of the gospel message.

We believe that Scripture should inform and critique methodology and that even seemingly different methods, if biblical, will be vindicated by wisdom and fruit. Methods should embrace both boldness and wisdom, and not shirk back from the often present suffering and even persecution that accompanies successful New Testament ministry.

We seek to encourage wise and biblical contextualization, where the gospel, not culture or method, is the only stumbling block.

However, this contextualization should never become mutant, prioritizing culture over gospel.

We reject both the colonial elevation of Western culture over the gospel and the contemporary Insider Movement elevation of indigenous religio-culture over the gospel.

Instead, we espouse the primacy of the gospel and its power to engage, transform, reject, and honor aspects of every culture.

Priority Driven

Church Planting, Church Strengthening, Strategic Cities,
North America, Unreached People Groups

We will aggressively pursue planting likeminded churches in our city and region, while embracing broader North American church planting and church strengthening as a vital and strategic part of gospel renewal in our country and potential impact on our continent and around the world.

Internationally, we aim to prioritize major cities as a strategy for creating gospel beachheads in unreached and forgotten areas, leading to the evangelization of the surrounding countryside, as exemplified in the biblical account of Paul in Ephesus and as borne out through church history.

We are shaped by a passion to proclaim Christ where he is not named; therefore our international church planting efforts must always prioritize the remaining unreached and unengaged people groups of the world.

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Our Storyline

It is our most sincere prayer that our Lord Jesus would provide many more years of faithful partnership.

Immanuel Network
Was Founded


Holy City Launched

Maui Church
Planting Team
Leadership Council Formed

8 North American Partners

13 International
3 Churches Planted in North America

Active in:
6 Continents

19 Countries
7 Church Plants
in North America

2 International
Missionaries Sent


We approach our partnerships within these four parameters

Spirit-Led and Intentional Strategy

In line with our belief that the book of Acts represents a faithful model for church planting and leadership today, we pursue an intentional, Spirit-led, open-to-interruption strategy.

We intentionally seek to plant churches in North America, and among the world’s unreached people groups; however, in these emphases we will continue to seek the active guidance of the Spirit through prayer and fasting.


In leading Immanuel Network strategy, Network leadership will seek to proactively identify planters and opportunities.

We will seek to affirm the specific city or people group callings that the Holy Spirit has already given to individuals, but also aim to actively guide church planters toward our strategic priorities.

Network leadership will research, identify, and mobilize annually for church plants and cultivation works in North America, as well as church plants among international unreached people groups.

Through assessment, training, and relationship, we desire to skillfully match men and women to strategic cities and unreached peoples such that God-given giftings result in new churches.

The Network has a five year goal of seeing 22 church plants and cultivation works established in North America, as well as 15 churches started internationally during the years of 2016-2021.

Man Over Model Mentality

We seek to plant churches that are faithful to Scripture and their context—these could be missional house churches or contemporary church plants with a core team, funding established, and a launch date.

We will prioritize the faithfulness of a man instead of a specific planting model and will equip men to understand the faithful spectrum of New Testament church models.

Every believer is to be on mission, but churches are to be led by qualified men.


We will protect our financial resources for church planting and supporting church plants as they align with our strategic priorities.

We are passionate about all gospel ministry, but as we’ve prayed and sought to make the most impact with the gifts and position God has given us, these strategic priorities have emerged.


I. Scriptures

The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments were given by inspiration of God. Therefore, all Scripture is authoritative, infallible, and inerrant. The Scriptures are the only sufficient rule for faith and practice (Ps. 19:7; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:20-21).

II. God

There is but one God, the Maker, Preserver and Ruler of all things, having in and of Himself, all perfections, and being infinite in them all; and to Him all creatures owe the highest love, reverence, and obedience (Deut. 6:4; Ps. 145:3; John 1:3; 1 Cor. 8:4-6; 1 Tim. 1:17).

III. The Trinity

The Scriptures reveal that the one God eternally exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Each person is distinct, but God is without division of nature, essence, or being (Matt. 3:16-17; 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14).

IV. Providence

God, from eternity, decrees or permits all things that come to pass, and perpetually upholds, directs, and governs all creatures and all events; yet so as not in any wise to be the author or approver of sin, nor to destroy the free will and responsibility of intelligent creatures (Isa. 46:9-11; Prov. 16:33; Col. 1:17; Heb. 1:3; Jas. 1:13-15).

V. Election

Election is God's eternal choice of some persons unto everlasting life—not because of foreseen merit in them, but of His mere mercy in Christ—in consequence of which choice they are called, justified, sanctified, and glorified (Rom. 8:28-30; 1 Cor. 1:27-31; Eph. 1:4, 11).

VI. The Fall of Man

God originally created Man in His own image, and free from sin; but, through the temptation of Satan, Adam transgressed the command of God, and fell from his original holiness and righteousness; whereby his posterity inherit a nature corrupt and wholly opposed to God and His law. As a result they are under condemnation, and as soon as they are capable of moral action, become actual transgressors (Gen. 1:26-27; 3:1-7; 6:5; Rom. 3:9-18; 5:12-19; 8:5-8; Eph. 2:1-3).

VII. The Mediator

Since Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, is fully God and fully man, He is the divinely appointed mediator between God and man. Having taken upon Himself human nature, yet without sin, He perfectly fulfilled the law; suffered and died upon the cross for the salvation of sinners. He was buried, rose again the third day, and ascended to His Father, at whose right hand He ever lives to make intercession for His people. He will return again visibly and bodily. He is the only Mediator, the Prophet, Priest, and King of the church, and Sovereign of the universe (Isa. 53:10-12; John 1:1, 14; Acts 1:9-11; Rom. 3:21-26; 8:34; 1 Cor. 15:3-4; Gal. 3:13; 1 Tim. 2:5; Heb. 1:1-3; 7:25).

VIII. The Holy Spirit

We believe that God the Holy Spirit brings glory to the Father and the Son. He applies the work of Christ to believers and distributes spiritual gifts to every believer according to His sovereign good pleasure for the purpose of building up the body of Christ. He is the Comforter, the Spirit of Adoption, the Seal of our Salvation, and the Guarantor of our inheritance in Christ (John 14:16-17; 16:14; Acts 5:3; Rom. 8:14-17; Eph. 1:13-14).

IX. Regeneration

Regeneration is a change of heart, wrought by the Holy Spirit, who gives life to those dead in trespasses and sins, enlightening their minds spiritually and savingly to understand the Word of God, and renewing their whole nature, so that they love and practice holiness. It is a work of God's free and special grace alone (John 3:3-8; Eph. 2:1-6; Tit. 3:5; 1 John 5:1).

X. Repentance

Repentance is an evangelical grace, wherein a person being by the Holy Spirit, made sensible of the manifold evil of his sin, humbles himself for it, with godly sorrow, detestation of it, and self-abhorrence, and turns from it with a purpose and endeavor to walk before God so as to please Him in all things (Ps. 32:1-5; Isa. 6:5; 55:7; Luke 5:8; 18:9-14; Acts 2:37-38; 11:15-18; 2 Cor. 7:10-11; 2 Tim. 2:25).

XI. Faith

Saving faith is the belief, on God's authority, of whatever is revealed in His Word concerning Christ; accepting and resting upon Him alone for justification and eternal life. It is wrought in the heart by the Holy Spirit, and is accompanied by all other saving graces, and leads to a life of holiness (Rom. 3:27-28; 4:1-5; 4:17-25; 10:14, 17; Phil. 1:29; Eph. 2:8; Jas. 2:14-26).

XII. Justification

Justification includes the pardon of sin and the promise of eternal life on principles of righteousness. It is bestowed, not in consideration of any works of righteousness which we have done, but solely through faith in the Redeemer, by virtue of which faith his perfect righteousness is freely imputed to us of God, that it brings us into a state of most blessed peace and favor with God (Rom. 3:21-26; 4:4-9, 23-25; 5:1-2, 9, 17-21; 8:28-34; 10:3-4; 2 Cor. 5:21; Phil. 3:7-9; Titus 3:5-7).

XIII. Sanctification

Those who have been regenerated are also sanctified by God's Word and Spirit dwelling in them. This sanctification is progressive through the supply of Divine strength, which all saints seek to obtain, pressing after a heavenly life in cordial obedience to all Christ's commands (Jer. 31:31-34; Ezek. 36:27; Rom. 8:1-17; Gal. 5:13-25; Eph. 3:14-21; Phil. 2:12-13; Col. 3:1-17; 2 Pet. 1:3-11).

XIV. Perseverance of the Saints

All those whom God has regenerated will never totally nor finally fall away from the state of grace, but shall certainly persevere to the end; and though they may fall through neglect and temptation into sin, whereby they grieve the Spirit, impair their graces and comforts, bring reproach on the Church, and temporal judgments on themselves, yet they shall be renewed again unto repentance, and be kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation (John 6:37-40; 10:28-29; Rom. 8:28-39; 1 Cor. 1:8-9; Phil. 1:6; 1 Thess. 5:23-24).

XV. The Church

The Lord Jesus is the Head of the church, which is composed of all His true disciples, and in Him is invested supremely all power for its government. Christians are to associate themselves into particular societies or churches, and to each of these churches he has given needful authority for administering that order, discipline, and worship which He has appointed. The regular officers of a church are Elders (Pastors) and Deacons (Matt. 28:18-20; John 10:16; Acts 20:17, 28; Eph. 1:22; 5:23; 1 Tim. 3:1-13; 5:17-18; Tit. 1:5-9; Heb. 10:25).

XVI. Baptism

Baptism is an ordinance of the Lord Jesus, obligatory upon every believer, wherein he is immersed in water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, as a sign of his union with the death and resurrection of Christ, of remission of sins, and of his giving himself up to God, to live and walk in newness of life. It is prerequisite to church membership. (Matt. 28:19; Acts 2:38; Rom. 6:3-5; 1 Cor. 12:13).

XVII. The Lord's Supper

The Lord's Supper is a new covenant ordinance of Jesus Christ, to be administered with the elements of bread and the fruit of the vine, and to be observed by His churches till the end of the world. It is in no sense a sacrifice, but is designed to commemorate and proclaim His death (Matt. 26:26-29; 1 Cor. 10:16-17; 11:23-34).

XVIII. Liberty of Conscience

God alone is Lord of the conscience; and He has left it free from the doctrines and commandments of men, which are in anything contrary to His word, or not contained in it. Although all legitimate human authority is ordained by God’s decree it is also limited by God’s ultimate authority. For example, civil magistrates, being ordained of God, subjection in all lawful things commanded by them ought to be yielded by us in the Lord, not only for wrath, but also for the sake of conscience. However when they call us to disobey God then we must, with a clear conscience, obey God rather than man. (Matt. 15:9; Rom. 13:1-7; 14:4; Acts 5:29; Col. 2:20-23).

XIX. The Resurrection

The bodies of men, after death, return to dust. At death, believers go to be with the Lord and unbelievers enter torment. The bodies of all the dead, both just and unjust, will be raised (Gen. 3:19; Luke 16:22-26; 23:43; John 5:28-29; 1 Cor. 15:12-28; 2 Cor. 5:1-10; Phil. 1:23).

XX. The Judgement

God has appointed a day wherein He will judge the world by Jesus Christ, when everyone shall receive according to his deeds; the wicked shall go into everlasting punishment; the righteous, into everlasting life (Matt. 25:46; John 5:22, 27-29; Acts 17:31; 2 Cor. 5:10; 2 Thess. 1:7-10).


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