Cultivate is a unique 9-month curriculum designed to help you develop the habits and skills essential to plant and grow a new church that reaches your culture. Cultivate was developed by successful church planters who have seen thousands of people find faith, grow in Christ, and become leaders of the church. Cultivate combines expert content, guided real-world experiences, and transforming relationships to help you develop a contextual strategy specifically for your culture. Cultivate was designed for the contemporary church planter seeking to reach our global, post-Christian world. Cultivate will help you start a new church that will grow by conversion growth rather than just transfer growth.


Cultivate provides:

  • Expert content by renowned authors and experienced church planters delivered anywhere through online video and readings.
  • 60 online exercises designed to catalyze you into the real-world experiences necessary to develop the knowledge, character, and skills of a successful church planter.
  • Relationships with a coach, champion, and other like-minded church planters to guide and support you in this courageous kingdom venture.
  • 6 hours of Masters-level (M.A. or M.Div.) seminary credit available through Wesley Seminary.


Are there additional course assignments beyond the Cultivate Training program?

Yes. Beyond the assignments within Cultivate Training, you will be required to:

  1. read five church planting related books
  2. write a summary on each book
  3. write an eight-page praxis paper


How do I sign up for the Cultivate course and receive the 6 credits?

You can register for MISS-530 during the Fall and Spring enrollment time periods. Since Cultivate Training extends over a 9-month period, you will need to register for MISS-530 during the semester that you will complete your 9-month training.


What does MISS-530/Cultivate Training cost?

In addition to paying your Wesley Seminary tuition rate for six credit hours, you will also be required to pay for the Cultivate Training online platform and your coach. Both the online platform and the coaching fees are to be paid outside of Wesley Seminary’s billing processes. *Note: Some church planting residency programs will cover your online platform and coaching fee.

  • Regular tuition fees will be applied to your student account
  • Cultivate Training online platform: $250
  • Cultivate Coach fee: $1,000


Register now register for Cultivate Training?

You can register and pay for the online platform here.