..upon this rock I will build my church; and all the powers of hell shall not prevail against it.”
Matthew 16:18

DOVE International is a family of cell-based churches scattered throughout the world that has successfully used the New Testament strategy of building the church with small groups for the past twenty years. The purpose of these seminars is to allow others to learn from our successes and failures. Learn the nitty-gritty of how a church plant really works.

“The single most effective evangelistic methodology under heaven is planting new churches.”
C. Peter Wagner

Learn from successes and failures!

For over 30 years the DOVE family of cell-based churches has used the New Testament strategy of building the church with small groups. The purpose of this seminar is to allow others to learn from our successes and failures. Learn the details of how a church plant really works.

Seminar Focus:

  • Casting a vision for effective church planting
  • Establishing a church planting team
  • Learn over 20 methods of church planting
  • The job description of elders
  • Why is apostolic mentoring needed?
  • Defining your field of ministry
  • The importance of fivefold ministry
  • Demographics: what they are and why they are important
  • New Testament church government

Practical nuts and bolts

The strategy of this day and a half seminar is to equip you with as much material and impartation as we can! We want to help you in your call to plant a church and fulfill the Great Commission. We focus on the practical “nuts and bolts” of church planting. We also spend a considerable amount of time dealing with one of the most important aspects of church planting: building a healthy team. One of the main strategies of the enemy is to destroy teamwork. Healthy individuals will build healthy teams and healthy teams will produce healthy churches.

This seminar is designed for:

  • Leaders who are considering church planting
  • Those who are already involved in church planting and looking for fresh insights
  • Pastors wanting to send out a church planting team
  • Anyone who is part of a church planting team
  • Spouses are encouraged to attend!


8:00 AM Registration/Coffee


  • Vision for Church Planting
  • Church Planting Methods
  • Q & A / Small Groups
  • Break
  • Steps to Planting a Church
  • Formulating a Strategy
  • Small groups
  • Leadership and Decision-Making
  • Practicals
  • Q & A / Small Groups
  • 12:00 PM Lunch provided


  • Growing Leaders
  • Q & A
  • Break
  • Building a Team
  • Fields of Ministry
  • Q & A
  • Elders Job Description

3:30 Seminar ends

Free with Registration

Free with your registration Each person gets a copy of Helping You Build Cell Churches. This comprehensive manual gives you the tools to design and build the biblical cell church. Over 50 chapters with study questions. Compiled by Brian Sauder and Larry Kreider. More about it here

In preparation

We encourage you to read the book House to House, by Larry Kreider, before attending a seminar.