Church planting is the life blood of our movement. It enables regions to be awakened by the power and love of Christ.

To have a leader to sow into a new region is a testament to healthy Churches.  Just as healthy plants produce fruit and seed that enables multiplication in the earth likewise the Church and its offspring.

In 1788 the first fleet delivered our first Chaplain Richard Johnson who a week after arrival preached under a tree from Psalm 116: 12&13.  In 1793 he built the Nation’s first mud brick Church in Sydney.  From humble beginnings Churches spread across our Nation to the point that in the smallest of towns a Church can be found. The wave of evangelical endeavour was linked to the movement of leaders to places. Today we need another wave to be stretched to places where pilgrims once journeyed and candles once burnt. Our Nation needs modern day Nehemiah’s that will restore breaches, build communities and plant Churches.

Psa 127:3  Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward.  Psa 127:4  Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth.”  (nkjv) “The psalmist likens children to arrows. The glory of an arrow is not its position in the quiver but in the target it hits and impacts. Arrows were born to fly and impact. Church planting is shaping arrows and launching them into places to bring change. The glory of the Church is it’s sons and daughters sent into the world with the power of the gospel.

Pr Roland Tankard
Church Planting Team Member

Toolshed provides valuable training in many practical areas of church planting, develops planters to be ready, connects you with others in the CRC who are also in the process of planting, has a strong connected group of experienced church planters at various stages of planting, students can stay connected after 2 years to provide valuable ongoing input to others

Register for TOOLSHED or to get more information contact Phil Cayzer, the National Church Planting Director

For more information on Church Planting CLICK HERE



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PROGRAM FOR TOOLSHED EVENT IN JUNE 2017 – this is typical of a Toolshed event


Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th June @ turningpoint Cranbourne 1785 South Gippsland Highway, Cranbourne East (opposite Devon Road).

Friday 7.30pm Introduction and Vision setting

Saturday 9.00am Teaching “How to Plant” – Ps. Bruce Sharman

Saturday 12.00pm Lunch

Saturday 1.00pm Teaching “Types of church plants” – Ps. Phil Cayzer

Saturday 3.00pm Open Panel

Saturday 4.00pm Break (those who need to return to their own churches head off)

Saturday 6.00pm Dinner

Saturday 7.300pm Plan Church plant visits for next day

Sunday 10.00am Visit a church plant (Preach, song lead, testimony, children’s work etc.)

Sunday 1.00pm Lunch with the Church plant pastor


TOOLSHED … March 2015

Hosted by Community Church Hornsby in Sydney

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Pr Barry Silverback sharing at the March 2015 Toolshed event

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Pr Barry and Pr David Wright (National Church Planting Coordinator)


TOOLSHED is not just for those who are planting churches, but for anyone who is exploring God’s calling for their life as a possible church planter. David Wright


The church planting school is a great asset to the movement as it is reigniting a core value within the CRC that will see us into the future and also gives those who attend the necessary skills and confidence required to plant a church.
Jeff Cottom


The Toolshed is absolutely fantastic as it is the most relevant and practical training that I have seen for church planting.
Margaret Sharman

  • Laying right foundations & spiritual DNA
  • How to break into the community
  • How to raise leaders & a team
  • Developing effective programs
  • Preaching in a church plant
  • Having right motivation
  • Using people in a pioneering situation
  • Developing an apostolic heart
  • Operating in the apostolic ministry
  • Evangelism for a church plant
  • Finances, duty of care etc
  • Establishing connections & good communication