CPT: Church Planting Training course

Antioch’s CPT course is designed for individuals and families who have the calling and commitment to plant churches overseas. CPT will be focused field training on: 1) the five competencies of field staff, 2) leadership development, 3) Antioch movement Church Planting Intensive training, 4) customized training to optimize trainees development. Only graduates of CPX and those who have received provisional acceptance as Field Staff are permitted to take the CPT course.Classes will be on Sunday evenings from August through December. The CPT course also includes a weeklong Antioch Movement integrated Church Planting Intensive Training. Trainees are responsible for travel and lodging expenses to the movement integrated training. The prerequisites for CPT are as follows:


  1. Provisional acceptance from church elders and GIO team for a Church Planting Field Staff Position 

  2. You must have completed BOTH ATS: Antioch Training School (or an Antioch Movement discipleship school) AND CPX: Church Planting Exploratory. *A full overseas internship is a satisfactory substitution for the CPX requirement. This does not include a summer internship.

  3. Must be a member of Antioch Houston (Bay Area, Galveston or Central Houston)

  4. You must be an active member of an Antioch Houston lifegroup. *Team Leader applicants must meet additional requirements, see GIO administrator for more information on Team Leader application requirements.

  5. Must have served for a minimum of 1 year in a volunteer role at Antioch Houston and they may not be currently serving in more than 3 volunteer roles.

  6. You must be 100% free of debt on depreciating assets by the first day of Church Planting Training (CPT). Examples of depreciating assets are car loans, student loans, credit card dent and sometimes phone plans. Home mortgages are not a depreciating asset.

  7. You have been given an invitation from an Antioch Houston or Antioch Movement team leader to join their team, or you have been given approval by the Antioch Houston elders to become prospective team leader to a new location.

For more information email Meg (meg@antiochhouston.com)