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Appalachia Awakening Church Planting Outline


To provide a space and template to raise up and establish Church Planters with a heart for revival in Appalachia. In collaboration Iris Global as a Kaleo congregation we (First Church) want to identify:


  1. those who are called to pastor to the least of these in rural impoverished Appalachian towns;

  2. allow them to be baptized in the vision of The Appalachia Awakening, and;

  3. disciple them in servant leadership in planting vibrant House to House groups, with a vision to plant other House to House groups, with the sole purpose of building the kingdom of Heaven on earth, and exalting the beautiful name of Jesus.

18 months outline (the outline is subject to change in process by leading of the Holy Spirit): (During this process students will be guided and discipled by First Church leadership.)

To get started:

  1. Fill out application and go through interview and acceptance process.

  2. Relocate and find employment, or establish business as a primary source of income for living and ministry in Livingston TN. We want to find people who refuse to live under an entitlement mentality. Candidates need to be self-sufficient and willing to work during the entire process.

Month 1-3

  1. Begin to fully immerse into First Church culture. Commit to Sunday morning service, a house to house group, and other First Church events and church planting activities. Learn to live in vibrant community.

  2. If applicable, we will guide missionaries to attend or register for either Iris Harvest Mission School, Kaleo School of Missions, and/or Kaleo Leadership School.

Month 3-6

  1. Begin making weekly trips to the area God is calling you to plant a House to House group.

  2. Find a desired building or a home to plant House to House Group.

  3. Find a job and or begin plans to transition personal business to desired region or town.

Month 6-9

  1. Begin a ministry to serve target town. Weekly cookouts, dinners, widows, homeless population, etcetera…

  2. Begin the process to move to region or town and acquire building or home for House to House group.

  3. Begin to setup House to House group(s).

Month 9-18 and beyond

  1. Move and establish House to House group(s).

  2. Identify and disciple other leaders to plug into the Appalachia Awakening.

  3. Assist in planting other House to House groups as church multiplies.

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