Church Planting and Partnering

training men and women to serve the church.

Midwestern Seminary has embraced a single purpose: we exist for the church. It is our desire to partner with churches in training men and women to serve the church. The Center for Church Planting and Partnering plays a central role in this purpose by recruiting men and churches to plant churches; by strategizing with men and churches to plant churches; by partnering men and churches together to plant churches; and by training men in churches to plant churches

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Recruiting

We love casting vision for church planting. If you would like to talk with someone about potentially planting a church, our team would be happy to set up a meeting to do that. You may visit us in Kansas City or we could come to you.

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Strategizing

If you would like to plant a church but aren’t sure how to get started, what to do next, or where/when to start, we would like to help you. Schedule a strategy meeting with our team today using the form below.

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Partnering

The Center for Church Planting and Partnering is actively building relationships with churches, networks, associations, and cities for the purpose of partnering men and churches together to plant churches. If you would like information about how and where you can partner please contact us below.

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Training

If you are interested in partnering with Midwestern Seminary in training men and women for ministry in your church, then we would love to talk to you about the Midwestern Training Network. For more information contact us below or visit the Training Network website.

Church Planting and Partnering Newsletter

Josh Hedger, director of the Center for Church Planting and Partnering at Midwestern Seminary, is pleased to provide a free monthly resource. The e-newsletter provides updates about how you and others can train leaders for the church in partnership with the Midwestern Training Network, highlights church plants and partnering churches, announces church planting and partnering opportunities, and provides free resources and tips for church planting and partnering. Join the list today.
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Meet Joshua Hedger

Director of the Center for Church Planting and Partnering

Joshua joined the Midwestern Seminary team in October 2013. He came to Midwestern Seminary from Bolivar, Mo where he planted Freshwater Church in 2009. In 4 years at Freshwater, the church planted 13 international and 2 stateside churches, trained dozens of college students through an internship program, and grew from 24 to over 700 in weekly attendance.

In addition to directing the Center for Church Planting and Partnering, Joshua is also a planter/pastor of Emmaus Kansas City (a church plant in the northland of Kansas City) where they are actively training men to pastor and plant churches through their pastoral residency called Train, and he is the Director of Plant Kansas City (a regional branch of Plant Midwest).

Joshua also served as the 2nd Vice President of the Missouri Baptist Convention from 2012-2014. He is a graduate of Midwestern Seminary and Southwest Baptist University. Joshua has been married to Tish since 2005 and they have two children.

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