Church Planting


We believe that churches that are healthy should be reproducing themselves and starting new congregations and ministries. SMBA has identified more than 60 locations where additional churches are needed.

We deploy the A.C.T. system for church planting

Assessment: The process begins with the prospective planter enrolling in our assessment process by going to Select Stone Mountain Baptist Association New Work Foundation as the agency.

Coaching: Each church starter is provided a coach who has previously started a church. This person serves as a “sounding board” to the church starter.

Training/Church Planting School: Upon completion of assessment, church starters are involved in a 9-week training on the process of church.

Our Association partners with the Georgia Baptist Convention and the North American Mission Board for resource support. Supplemental funding is available for qualified church starters.   For more information, contact Larry Cheek at 770-483-2776 or