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Greetings from the Dean of the Fresno Sequoia Evangel School of Church Planting! 

We are excited to offer our 2-1/2 day Boot Camp for those of you and your teams that are called to urban ministry in the most under-resourced and underserved communities in the city. Evangel is like no other Boot Camp training or assessment center that you will ever experience. We focus on contextualizing the Gospel in the communities where you serve. We would like to welcome you to Fresno Evangel 2019!

- Rick Browatzke, Fresno Evangel Church Plant School Dean




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Sequoia Evangel Church Plant School is officially sponsored and facilitated by World Impact and its partners. World Impact is an experienced missions organization with more than 29 years of urban church-planting experience in the U.S., and urban ministry experience of 47 years. 

World Impact is a Christian missions organization committed to facilitating church-planting movements by evangelizing, equipping, and empowering the unchurched urban poor. Sequoia is a key strategy to this end. This church plant school is designed to instruct, coach, and charter church plant teams made of local pastors, church-planters, and church members in planting healthy, multiplying urban churches and renewing passion for building God's Kingdom in the city.

Designed over 2-1/2 days right in the city at World Impact's Center, participants can expect to experience great training, devotions, hospitality, coaching, worship, prayer, rest, refreshment and food. All of the church plant teams will go through the training and worship sessions together, and then break out into their own team-specific planning, praying, and strategizing sessions accompanied by a pair of experienced ministry coaches. By the end of the time, each team that completes all of the sessions satisfactorily will receive a charter for their church plant, a certificate of completion, and will be publicly commissioned with the others.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Rick Browatzke at 559-977-3641 or




Thursday, October 10, 2019

6:30pm - Registration Opens
6:45pm - School Begins
7:00pm - Welcome & Intro
7:30pm - Worship
8:00pm - Devotional 1 - Let God Arise! Prayer Concert
8:30pm - Seminar 1 - "What Is a Church?" 
9:00pm - Announcements/Dismissal

Friday, October 11, 2019

9:00am - Optional Silent Reflection/Worship
9:30am - Worship
10:00am - Devotional 2 - The Power of Praise
10:30am - Seminar 2 - "Church-Planting Overview" 
11:15am - Seminar 3 - "PWR" 
12:00pm - Lunch
1:00pm - Team Exercise 1 - "Establishing Context" 
2:00pm - Team Exercise 2 - "Defining Vision and Values" 
3:00pm - Team Presentations 1
3:30pm - Seminar 4 - "The Difference that Difference Makes" 
4:00pm - Seminar 5 - "Theology of the Poor" 
4:30pm - Seminar 6 - "Building the Team for Success" 
5:00pm - Team Exercise 3 - "PREPARE: Be the Church" Part I
5:30pm - Dinner
6:30pm - Team Exercise 3 - "PREPARE: Be the Church" Part II
7:00pm - Team Presentations 2
7:30pm - Seminar 7 - "Evangelism and Follow-Up" 
8:00pm - Team Exercise 4 - "LAUNCH: Expand the Church" 
9:00pm - Team Exercise 5 - "ASSEMBLE: Establish the Church" 
10:00pm - Announcements/Dismissal

Saturday, October 12, 2019

9:00am - Worship
9:30am - Devotional 3 - Freedom In Christ
10:00am - Team Presentations 3
10:30am - Seminar 10 - "Discipling Urban Christian Leaders" 
11:00am - Seminar 11 - "Preaching the Teaching" 
11:30am - Seminar 12 - "Selecting Credible Criteria for Independence" 
12:00pm - Lunch
1:00pm - Team Exercise 6 - "NURTURE: Mature the Church" 
2:00pm - Team Exercise 7 - "TRANSITION: Release the Church" 
3:00pm - Team Presentations 4
3:30pm - Team Exercise 8 - "Bringing It All Together: Team Charter" 
4:30pm - Team Presentations 5
5:00pm - Testimonies
5:30pm - Commissioning Banquet
6:30pm - SCHOOL ENDS




Registration must be completed for each member of your entire church plant team.
There is a maximum of 3 people per team including the team leader. There is a $200 scholarship for the first 5 teams that register.

Full Name *
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Mailing Address *
Mailing Address
Church Plant School Role *
Please mark all that apply.
Answer this only if you are attending the Church Plant School as an attendee.
Answer this only if you are attending the Church Plant School as an attendee.
Do you have a disability that would affect the housing you need, your mobility at the camp, or any allergies we should know about? Please describe below.


The cost per team leader for the entire school is $260, and $50 for every additional team member.  There is a $200 scholarship for the first 5 teams that register. A breakdown of the costs are below:

Commissioning Banquet - $20
School Textbooks - $50
School Anthologies - $70 (One per Church Plant Team)
Welcome Packets - $20
Coverage of Coach & Staff Fees - $100
Total per church plant leader - $260
Additional team member attending - $50




Fresno World Impact Center
1955 Broadway
Fresno, CA 93721