Our vision is for the Bay Area to be so vibrantly transformed by an indigenous expression of life in Christ that it becomes

a major global exporter of the Christian faith among

all peoples, extending even to future generations.

To accomplish this mission in a “never-was-Christian” society,

we need many committed partners.

Of the 7 million people in the Bay area, only 4% of the population are active evangelical Christians. This is one of the most culturally, ethnically and religiously diverse areas in the United States. People are open to discussing spiritual things and God is working here in amazing ways.

Although we have seen a significant increase in church starts since 2000, we have a long, long way to go. You can be part of what God is doing here in the Bay Area in many different ways. You may start by signing up for our newsletter, or check out Current Plants or Future Church Plants pages to look for opportunities to connect.


Prayer is essential for the work of planting a church, especially in the Bay Area where there is intense spiritual warfare. Planters are stepping out of their comfort zones and church families to follow God’s leading. Their work is spiritually challenging and the warfare is overwhelming without a solid base of prayer support. Partners are needed who will be on prayer teams, conduct prayer walks, meet for special seasons of prayer, and adopt a neighborhood for which to pray. Many of us in the Bay Area set an alarm for 10:02 to pray Luke 10:2b for the Lord of the harvest to send workers into our field. Please sign up for our newsletter for help in knowing how best to pray for the Bay Area.


Missions teams also play a strategic part of starting a church. They break ground through prayer walking. They provide the needed hands and help for outreach events that reach greater numbers in a community. They encourage the church planter and their team by their helping hands and hearts. Some individuals serve as short-term interns or lifelong team members for a church plant. We have personnel in place that can help you with the details of vision tours and short-term mission trips that will help you move toward a partnership commitment. For more information on planning a mission trip to the Bay Area please click here.


The Bay Area is one of the most expensive places to live in the US. They also have a much higher than average level of education. In order to reach people who seemingly “have it all” already, planting a church requires a great deal of financial resources. In addition, experience has shown that it is important to live among the people you are trying to reach. Planting a church in affluent community is often beyond the financial means of a planter by themselves. Partners can help planters afford to do their God-given ministry. If you would like to support church planting the Bay Area with a one-time contribution or ongoing gift, please click here.

Also, check out our “Wishlists” for needs for people, money and things.

A committed partner is one that partners in ALL of the above ways – pray, play and pay.

–There’s also one more way you can help…

Be our Advocate!

Talk to others about our Pray, Pay, Play strategy. Be willing to post about on Facebook, your church newsletter, and other media outlets. Talk about us, pray for us, and let other know how they too can be involved in Bay Area church planting!

Please click here to request more information about any of the ways you can partner with the Bay Area.