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Two Types of Church Plants: Sunday Morning vs. Flexible Paradigm

By Rachel Gilmore

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When it comes to the difference between a Sunday-morning paradigm plant and a flexible paradigm plant, it can be helpful to learn more about churches that are great examples of each type. Check them out:

Sunday morning paradigm examples:

Grace Avenue in Frisco, Texas (https://www.graceavenue.org)

Valley Praise in Harlingen, Texas (https://valleypraise.net)

The Story in Houston, Texas (https://thestory.church)

Cornerstone in Grand Rapids, Michigan (https://cornerstonemi.org)

Embrace Church in Sioux Falls, South Dakota (https://iamembrace.com)

Crossroads Church in Pittsburgh, PA (https://xr.church)

The Nett Church in Atlanta, Georgia (http://www.thenettchurch.com)

The Gathering in St. Louis, Missouri (gatheringnow.org)

Impact Church in Atlanta, Georgia (http://www.impactdoingchurchdifferently.org)

Providence Church in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee (https://prov.church)

The Table UMC in Sacramento, California (https://thetableumc.org)

Urban Village Church in Chicago, Illinois (http://www.urbanvillagechurch.org)

Flexible paradigm examples:

Church on Morgan in Raleigh, North Carolina (http://churchonmorgan.com)

Union Coffee in Dallas, Texas (uniondallas.org)

Acts Network in Williamsport, Pennsylvania (https://firstchurch.cc/acts-network/)

The Loft at Westwood UMC in Los Angeles, California (http://theloftla.org/welcome/)

Belong Church in Denver, Colorado (https://belongchurch.org)

Wildwood UMC in Wildwood, Florida (https://www.wildwoodflumc.org)

Christ Church Online in Fairfax Station, Virginia (https://www.christchurchva.org/online-campus/)

Church in a Pub at Sycamore Creek Church in Lansing, Michigan (https://sycamorecreekchurch.org)

After Hours in Denver, Colorado (https://afterhoursdenver.org)

Simple Church in Grafton, Massachusetts (https://simplegrafton.org)

Rachel Gilmore is the Director of Recruiting, Assessing & Training for Church Planting with Path 1. She stays away from foliage but loves to plant other things like churches, preschools, and ideas in the minds of those looking for innovation and inspiration in the church.

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