Pastoral Launching Pad

At Bent Tree, our passion is to see God develop more churches where Christ is central, the preaching is nutritious, and mission is prioritized. We believe that the most effective way to raise up churches who raise up Christ is to raise up leaders who raise up Christ, compelling us to develop Pastoral Launching Pad (PLP). PLP is a one-year residency program geared toward men and women who feel called by God to lead a local church. Please take a couple of minutes to hear the vision for this new initiative.



Training the next generation of pastors is something that is very close to my heart and I am excited to see everything that God has in store for Pastoral Launching Pad!

PLP residents will spend 20 hours per week working directly in the ministry of Bent Tree church and 20 hours per week being mentored and trained by myself and other Bent Tree staff members. The resident's year in PLP will include intensive training in the areas of preaching, leadership, community, worship and arts, missions, and pastoral care. At the end of the residency, PLP will assist each resident in connecting with and launching into a church in need of a lead pastor. 

If you are interested in Pastoral Launching Pad, please complete this short profile and applicationZach Lambert, Director of PLP, will then contact you with the next steps in the application process. More detailed information regarding PLP can be found on the Frequently Asked Questions page.  

Thanks for your interest in PLP! 



Pete Briscoe 
Senior Pastor 
Bent Tree