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Aspen Grove Church Planting Network exists to start church-planting churches.

We form various church-planting churches throughout major cities and cultural centers of the Western U.S through recruiting, equipping, funding, and caring for both church planters and church plants.

The Parable of the Aspen Grove

Then Jesus continued, “What can we say the kingdom of God is like? How shall we put it in a parable? It is like a tiny grain of mustard-seed which, when it is sown, is smaller than any seed that is ever sown. But after it is sown in the earth, it grows up and becomes bigger than any other plant. It shoots out great branches so that birds can come and nest in its shelter.”

Mark 4:30-32

What can we say the kingdom of God is like? How shall we put it in a parable? It is like an aspen grove which reproduces new trees from the roots of established trees allowing it to become one of the largest living organisms on earth. Aspen groves become a network, sharing DNA and resources through their root system making them one of the most successful and widely distributed native trees in North America. They provide beauty and shelter for all.

Church plants also grow and thrive best when connected to the life-shaping DNA and life-giving resources of a network of churches. And churches are designed by God to reproduce new churches. But that work is easier when we engage in it together.

Our mission is to plant gospel-centered, relationally based, theologically reformed, outward-focused church planting churches in the major cultural centers of the mountain west such as Denver, Colorado Springs, Phoenix, Bozeman, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Salt Lake City and beyond.


Blogs and Updates

February Newsletter

The Changing Landscape of Church Planting

Seven Vital Church Planting Resources

What We Provide

Planting Cohort

A cluster of planters pulled together with a need for personal, professional, and spiritual growth.


AGCPN has designed a yearly “how are you?” retreat for church planters and their spouses.


A thorough opportunity to gauge your potential calling as a church planter and spouse. Our next assessment is August 6-9, 2019.


We offer partial funds for church plants, and train church planters in the essential task of fundraising.


This ongoing process addresses the heart and hands of every church planter and spouse.


Throughout the year, we offer coaching, planting cohorts, seminars, and individual training discussions

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