CMN Launch

September 12-14, 2018 | $499

Wednesday at 8:30 AM – Friday at 12:00 PM

Launch is a three-day training event designed by the Church Multiplication Network to adequately prepare leaders who want to plant a church or start a new church campus. Launch is the starting point in the process of planting a new, healthy church.

At Launch, you'll learn from our team of high-caliber facilitators and sit around the table with qualified coaches who are ready to equip you for your journey. You'll also receive practical, hands-on training and have the opportunity to engage in creative dialogue with other church planters. When finished, you'll leave Launch equipped for God's call on your life and inspired to take the next step in your ministry.




Church planter and spouse

Early registration: $499
Late registration: $549 starting August 30, 2018

Additional team members

Early registration: $100
Late registration: $125 starting August 30, 2018



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Beth Backes

Credentialing and Pastoral Care Director for the Northwest Ministry Network

Beth Backes serves as the Credentialing and Pastoral Care Director for the Northwest Ministry Network, and has an M.A. in Ministry Leadership from Northwest University. She previously planted churches in Minneapolis, New York City, and Seattle.

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Jeff Portmann

Lead Pastor at newhope church in Puyallup, WA

Jeffery Portmann serves as the lead pastor of newhope church in Puyallup, WA, and has a Doctorate of Ministry from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. Jeff also serves as a member of the CMN Field-Based Team.


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Troy and Jana Jones

Lead Pastors at New Life Church


What you learn at Launch

During CMN Launch, our team of facilitators and table coaches will walk with you through practical learning sessions designed to prepare you for ministry.


Session 1: My Story

Session 2: Healthy Marriage & Family

Session 3: Vision

Session 4: Team Building

Session 5: Budget

Session 6: Fundraising

Session 7: Pre-Launch Meetings

Session 8: Marketing & Awareness


Session 9: Finding Your Location

Session 10: Systems (Connect)

Session 11: Systems (Grow)

Session 12: Systems (Serve)

Session 13: Systems (Go)

Session 14: Systems (Worship)


Coaches Panel

Next Steps

Final Evaluation

Prayer Service

Graduation Ceremony


What you get from Launch

At every CMN Launch event the lead planter receives a collection of books, resources, demographic research, online tools, and CMN swag. In addition, their whole team receives the latest version of the official CMN Launch training manual.

On your CMN Launch USB, you'll gain access to dozens of helpful tools and ministry resources:

  • TruFire™ kid's ministry sample lessons
  • Budget outlines
  • Launch checklists
  • Sample ministry plans
  • Fundraising tools
  • Church governance documents
  • Service run-sheets
  • Team formation guidelines