We are Greenhouse

A relational network of churches working together to transform lives and communities through disciple making and church planting!

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Stay updated on what is happening around Greenhouse and what we are thinking and dreaming about.

When I saw that they were not acting in line with the truth of the gospel….

About 4 years ago I was at a great spot in my life. I was in seminary studying what I loved, I was (and am) happily married to the woman[…]

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Saffron Hills MC Garden Project

The Saffron Hills MC got the garden planted at Gunnisonville this past weekend!! Lots of tomatoes, peppers, salad greens, beans, basil, zucchini, and squash.  

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The Oaks

The Oaks is our newest Greenhouse church! Niccole and Mark Franklin have an incredible story of God’s redemption in their life that led to reconciliation. Since then they have given[…]

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What we do

We want to help like-minded churches grow and plant churches in a healthy environment.

We recognize that the local church is responsible for their own multiplication vision, but there are many advantages that come when a group of churches “network” together and develop a collective planting strategy. By offering shared assesment, training, coaching, and funding, we can make a larger footprint and help church develop their unique multiplication vision.

Who We Are

The Perfect environment to grow.

A greenhouse is an envionment in which plants are grown. The structure is usually made out of glass walls so that the incoming visible solar radiation form the sun is absorbed by the plants and soil.  In addition the warmed atmosphere inside the greenhouse re-radiates some of the thermal energy, which causes the energy to be re-circulated throughout the glasshouse. A greenhouse is about the atmosphere and relationship.  Without a greenhouse environment, plants could not  survive and thrive.

Within the Greenhouse Planting Network, we believe that church planters and pastors desperately need an environment where the Son of God warms and energizes their heart and soul. In order to survive and thrive in a 21st century ministry context, planters must have a supportive environment of energizing relationships. Our network exists to creat these life-giving atmospheres so that church plants have everything they need in order to follow through with Jesus’ mission of seeking and saving the lost.

Our Strategy

Relational Infusion

We gather monthly and retreat annually for support, connection, story swapping, and vision development.

Jesus Infusion

We want the presence of Jesus to be the center of our churches and our movement.

Vision Infusion

We collectively labor toward and desire to see 25 new churches planted by 2025

Resource Infusion

We help equip each other with the best resources, church health strategies, and wisdom from real life experience.

Training Infusion

We facilitate church planting learning experiences, assessment processes, and offer coaching to church planters.

Financial Infusion

We sacrificially give 10% of our local offerings to the Greenhouse network and multiplication strategy so that new churches are funded at a significant level.

Internships, and Residency

To be a multiplying network you have to multiply people!

Greenhouse has a track record of multiplication. It’s in our DNA to invest into people and then release them into ministry.

What to expect:

We offer internships from 3 – 9 months, and residency programs up to 2 years. You can expect to be immersed in the world of multiplication (not just church planting). Planting is one element of the overall picture of Kingdom growth. You will be surrounded by practitioners of multiplication at every area of the local church; we recognize that we are not the only ones out there multiplying ourselves, which is why part of the intership experience is designed to connect you with the best and brightest in the field of multiplication. From beginning to end, our programs are intended to provide you with the chance to grow spiritually and professionally. Our intership and residency program centers on the values of Spiritual Intensity, Leadership Development, Ministry Engagement, Multiplication, and Networking (partnering). Our heart is to train and release people who will plant churches and multiplication centers in order to reach people who do not know their Lord and Savior.

Coaching makes all the difference.

We believe in multiplication. We believe in multiplying leaders and churches. Engaging in a strategic coaching relationship is one of the best ways to develop as a high impact mulitplication leader.  We enjoy helping people start churches in organic, creative and relavent settings. We will work with the church planter and team in the development and implementation of effective strategies to start a new faith community and church planting network.

Interested in an internship, residency, or coaching relationship?

Do you bleed for multiplication?

Greenhouse might be for you if you have a multiplication mindset and are in of the following situations:

1. You are exploring whether or not church planting is for you, and are seeking an internship with a church plant. (3-9 months)
2. You are fairly sure you are called to church planting but you’d like to learn about and gain experience in church planting with a multiplication residency (9 months – 2 years)
3. You are a planter on the runway to plant or have already planted and are looking to network with others who have a multiplication mindset.
4. You are a pastor of a church that is looking to band together with others so you can become, or be more efficient at being a multiplying church.

If this sounds like you, 

Contact Us!

Our Churches

Our Greenhouse family!

The Oaks Wesleyan Church

Goose Creek, SC

The Mix

Lansing, MI

Thrive Church

Eaton Rapids, MI


Huntington, WV


Barboursville, WV


Grand Ledge, MI

Epic Community Church

Portland, MI

Epic Community Church

Eagle, MI

Encounter Community Church

Belding, MI

Encounter Community Church

Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility, Ionia, MI

The Well

Ionia, MI


Lowell, MI

Homegrown Church

Lansing, MI

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