Dear church planter,

Our team here at LifeWay Research has partnered with organizations across Canada, Australia, and the U.S. to discover what God is doing through church planting. 
I know your time is valuable and limited. (I'm a bi-vocational planter myself.) I wouldn't ask if I didn't believe it is crucial to hear directly from you about your experience, your ministry, and the people you've pastored.

Please take a few minutes--actually, it's probably closer to 30--to help shape this story. 

While your responses will remain confidential, you will be among some of the first people who receive a copy of the compiled research highlights via email this fall.

Thank you, 

Ed Stetzer
Executive Director, LifeWay Research
Planter and pastor, Grace Church, Hendersonville, TN

survey will take about 30 minutes to complete. Please complete the
survey in one session. We recommend that you have some basic church
statistics on hand such as average weekly attendance for worship
services and gatherings, annual number of new (first-time) commitments
to Jesus Christ and total financial income for all years since 2007.
These statistics don’t have to be exact, rough estimates will do. If you
have led multiple new church works since 2007, please respond to the
questions for the most recent new church work. To complete a survey for
prior churches, or if you have questions about the survey, please email: If you know of additional church planters that
would be interested in this survey, please email
with that information.

I want to do the survey in:

English (United States)

French (Canada) - français (Canada)

Spanish (United States) - Español (Estados Unidos)

Chinese (Simplified, PRC) - 中文(中华人民共和国)

Korean (Korea) - 한국어 (대한민국)