We help plant new churches across Ireland, both North and South. Our experienced team of church leaders and planters from both sides of the border are here to help you however they can and make your church the best it can be. We also want to strengthen existing churches by creating a community of leaders with a heart to reach the nation together.
If you want to start a new church or if you are involved in leading an existing church, we want to equip you with whatever we’ve got, and connect you with other great churches and leaders in Ireland
ARC partner churches include ARC Ireland in their missions budget and give financially towards church planting on an ongoing basis, starting at any amount. More importantly than just financial giving, we invite our partner churches to have a long-term relationship with the ARC family. That way, together we can equip, fund and connect life-giving churches across the island.
Nobody should feel like they are without a family of supporting churches, and at ARC Ireland we want to invite you to join ours. You will meet like-minded leaders as we create space for people to love, support, and pray for each other.
The church is called to reach the world around it. We will help you to fulfil your calling as a church to change your world, and by contributing to ARC Ireland you impact more than your city, you reach all four corners of the island.
You might not have the resources to fund a national church planting movement, but at ARC we combine what we have and place it in the best possible hands. Together we reach much further and impact vastly deeper than we can on our own.
All money given to ARC Ireland from partner churches is used in the launching of new churches. Administrative costs are covered by the churches on the ARC Ireland Lead Team, not partner churches. If you would like to contribute to ARC Ireland as a private individual or company, rather than a church or ministry, you are also welcome to do so. Whilst we are primarily a family of churches, you are still extremely welcome to give and attend ARC events if you like!
If you have a dream in your heart to start a church and reach your town, city or county with the hope of Jesus, ARC Ireland wants to help and support you. Our aim is to provide the practical tools and relational support so that you can launch the church God has called you to build in the best possible way.
Hear about ARC Ireland, come along to our conference, road trip or visit an ARC church. Say hi to one of our lead team or staff, and let us know who you are!
Come to Launch Training, a two day training course which equips leaders to launch life-giving churches. Led by leaders of thriving churches from around Ireland, including Open Arms (Newbridge/Dublin), Christian Fellowship Church (Belfast/Inner East), Thriving Life Church (Newtownards) we offer not just theory, but real life experience from both sides of the border.
Once you have attended Launch Training, if you would like to plant together with us, you can apply for further coaching and funding. This involves a thorough assessment on your ministry track record, marriage health, and financial stability, so that you can launch in the healthiest and best way possible.
If you pass the Face The Facts assessment process, you will be invited to launch your church together with ARC Ireland. You will receive coaching from a church leader/planter connected to ARC, and receive financial support based on matching fund..
We had a phenomenal launch Sunday, over 225 people attended our church for the very first time. God did exceedingly and abundantly more than we could ever hope or imagine. We saw numerous salvations and many taking their first steps in becoming part of our church family. All of this we give glory to God but it would not be possible either without having the full support of ARC behind me. From the intense and detailed church planting training to the frequent mentoring sessions which encouraged, equipped and empowered me to go further faster. I also feel that I am part of a wider tribe where I can relate to other church planters and see what’s working across the land.
Open Arms Dublin, who is part of Christian Churches Ireland, opened its doors to 300 people on Sunday morning. Open Arms Dublin is led by Sean & Gillian Booth and is a church plant from Open Arms Kildare. Leading this new church Pastor Sean Booth said “this launch has exceeded all of our expectations. Our heart is to share a message of hope and new life, and our goal is to be a life-giving church in our community, our city, and our nation. This launch has shown us that there is a need and a hunger for more, and we are committed to helping people find more in their lives over the coming decades.” We would like to thank ARC Ireland who has helped us carry out our vision in launching this church giving us the tools, language and structure to do it to the best of our ability. We received great wisdom, encouragement, as well as financial and spiritual support. We are excited to continue to serve ARC to see thousands of churches and churches of thousands launched in our nation, and around the world.
All money given to ARC Ireland from partner churches is used in the launching of new churches.