Start and Shape Churches that
Love like Jesus
We empower, coach, and send you to transform neighborhoods around the world through local church planting.
International church planting for anyone with a passion for cross-cultural ministry and a longing for a new expression of the Church.
The world is deciding they don’t need Jesus but are searching for everything He offers – purpose, belonging, community, and life.
Every neighborhood needs a radically new church. Churches that honor cultures, embed deeply into communities, and earn the right to be heard.
They don’t need buildings; they need people like you to move into neighborhoods with a vision to love and see the community transformed.
“We start and shape churches that love like Jesus to transform our neighborhoods, cities, and world.”
What We Offer
for the pioneer
for the team player
for the unsure
For the pioneer
Your dream of missions is a unique combination of your giftings and callings. Every expression of the Church is a unique community that grows from local contexts and the vision of the leader.
For the unsure
If you feel a stirring but don’t yet know where, when, or how, we can help you distill where God is moving. Join a conversation and discover full-time, bi-vocational, internship opportunities and more across the world.
For the team player
Throw out what you’ve thought makes someone “qualified” to go on mission. You don’t need to be a church planter, pastor, or seminary graduate. We have existing teams that need your unique gifts and dreams. Join an existing project and do ministry among friends.
A Trusted Church Planting Partner
Communitas has been equipping people to start and shape churches across the world for nearly 50 years.
We are about recognizing the calling God has laid on your life - not fitting you into our box. Whether you're looking to do ministry where you're at or in another country, you can find a team here with Communitas.
"I’ve stayed with Communitas for 18 years because of the people and the vision."
"I’ve had a lot of bad experiences with religious people in the past, but I'm finding that everyone here doesn’t always think the same, and that’s ok. We don’t have to."
"The thing about Communitas that I connect with most are the values; the grace oriented value in particular and how that is described and talked through. The way I see Communitas staff living out those values is so attractive. I just kind of fell in love with Communitas."
1. Start a Conversation
We start with your dream. Let’s get to know each other and talk about what God is stirring within you. Our role is to equip you to follow that call.
You’ll walk through both group and individual training that will help you refine your dream, navigate the fundraising process, and prepare to go.
Once you’re ready, you’ll embark on your adventure. Whether you’re planting yourself or joining an existing project.
Ready for a First step?
Start by filling out a simple form. A Communitas team member will get in touch with you to get to know you and give you more information about the path to the field.
A new approach to church planting.
Starting a church begins with healthy and growing leaders and team members. We’re committed to holistic church planting, caring about your personal calling, context, and wellbeing.
BUILD UPON CONTEXTUAL PRACTICES
Each Communitas church begins with attentiveness to what God is doing in their local contexts. Our churches share the same DNA and values, but leave room for vastly different expressions.
BEGIN WITH INCARNATIONAL PRESENCE
We’re committed to putting roots in our context, intentionally listening and looking for how God is moving. When we embed ourselves and initiate from a humble heart, we’re sensitive to how the Holy Spirit is moving and inviting us to join in.
EXTEND BEYOND YOUR CHURCH
As our churches mature and grow, we can then turn around and do it all over again in new contexts. Relationships evolve into new initiatives in the same neighborhoods or across the world.
Take A Next Step
Are you sensing a call to cross-cultural missions, but not sure what that looks like yet? An open opportunity in an existing project might be the perfect fit for you. Work together with like-minded, passionate followers of Jesus.
Co-Director of People Care and Formation
Missionary Kid/Third Culture Kid Family Pastor
Director of Operations
Marketing Specialist: Latin America
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LET’S HAVE A CONVERSATION
Fill out the form and we’ll reach out to you shortly. We would love to connect with you and find out how we can journey along side each other in God’s leading! You will also receive a link to download a section of Dynamic Adventure: A Guide to Starting and Shaping Missional Churches as our way of saying “Thank you!”