We are one of several organizations that have been birthed out of the ministry of John Piper and Bethlehem Baptist Church. Three of those organizations with whom we are closely associated are Desiring God, a ministry aimed at spreading God-centered resources, Bethlehem College & Seminary, an academic institution providing church-based higher education, and Training Leaders International, a ministry that seeks to meet the growing need for theological training overseas.
As we seek to develop as a network and spark church planting movements in the United States and across the globe, we have partnered with Global Church Advancement, an independent, interdenominational training organization.
The map below provides the locations of our network churches. Select a city to find a church near you.
Urban Harvest Fellowship
Little Rock, AR
San Diego, CA
Kaleo Church began working toward establishment with missional communities in January 2009 in the urban area of San Diego, California.
It is their passion that Kaleo would become a community that is being freed and transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ that is learning to worship God as his sons and daughters and that is inviting others to experience the liberating power of the gospel. They aim to transform San Diego into a God-glorifying city through the faithful proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ while they live in response to its reality in our lives daily.
Covenant Life Church
Covenant Life Church exists to display God’s glory by becoming a gospel-centered community that works for the gospel renewal of Tampa Bay and all nations.
By God’s grace through a faithful sending church in North Carolina, Covenant Life Church was planted in Tampa in April of 2010. It is our hope that disciples would be made who will delight in the Father, for the glory of the Son, by the power of the Spirit. We labor by His grace for right enjoyment and worship of God by patterning our lives after His word and living for His glory. We aim for authentic fellowship through “one anothering” each other with the gospel and gospel-informed care. We also leverage our lives across Tampa Bay and the world at large with the hope of spreading our enjoyment and worship of God through evangelism and missions.
The Heights Church
The Heights Church exists to make disciples who treasure Christ, love the church, love the city and love the nations.
Church Plant: City of Joy Fellowship
East St. Louis, IL
City of Joy Fellowship exists to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the glory of God, and the joy of the city, the St. Louis region, and the world. We want to see the gospel so transform East St. Louis that multitudes of souls are rescued and established in the faith, families are restored, prevailing cultural brokenness is healed and churches are planted near and far.
Church Plant: Legacy Christian Fellowship
Legacy Humboldt Park aims to produce a cross-cultural family of disciples transformed by the joy of the Gospel, made strong by the Word of God, and sent by the power of the Spirit for the glory of God
Redemption City Church
Grand Rapids, MI
Redemption City Church was approved by Bethlehem Baptist Church as a TCT Church Plant in July 2011 to plant in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We exist to pursue a relationship with God, His people, and the advance of His kingdom for the glory of God and the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Bethlehem Baptist Church
Minneapolis, MN | Multiple Campuses
Bethlehem Baptist Church was planted in 1871 by twenty-two charter members from the First American Baptist Church of Minneapolis. Bethlehem is a founding member of the Network, planting all of our original partner churches.
Minneapolis, MN | Longfellow
Cities Church began building Community Groups in the fall of 2014, and now meets weekly for worship at Minnehaha Academy North. The mission of Cities Church is to make disciples of all nations. We are a community of Christians in Minneapolis committed to worshiping Jesus, loving one another, and seeking the good of the Cities.
Christ Redeemer Church
Christ Redeemer Church began working to make disciples on the east side of the Twin Cities when they started meeting in Woodbury in September 2010. Christ Redeemer Church aims to make disciples of Jesus through gospel-centered community on mission for the glory of God and the joy of all peoples.
Glory of Christ Fellowship
Elk River, MN
Glory of Christ Fellowship exists to make disciples of all nations by living lives of worship, walking together in community, and engaging in the mission of Christ that we may grow to full maturity for the glory of Christ.
Glory of Christ Fellowship opened its doors in Fall 2007 in Elk River, Minnesota.
Their vision is to be enthralled with the glory of God and to proclaim the excellencies of God among the nations through Jesus Christ.
The Heights Church
St. Paul, MN
The Heights Church is a body of believers that meet in St. Paul, MN. We are committed to helping each other know and treasure Jesus Christ above all things. Our vision is to be a faithful and fruitful local church magnifying the glory of God through the transforming power of the gospel of Jesus Christ for our neighborhoods, the Twin Cities area, and the world.
Jubilee Community Church
Minneapolis, MN | Powderhorn
Jubilee Community Church started in January of 2010. Our vision is to proclaim the Good News of Jesus to the peoples of South Minneapolis, to train urban leaders, and to do life as a God-centered community of faith.
Church Plant: Redemption City Church
Redemption City Church is a new church plant seeking to experience the redemptive work of Christ among individuals, peoples, and in all of creation.
Albert Lea, MN
Sojourners Church exists to make eternally joyful disciples of Jesus Christ through his word in the power of the Spirit to the global glory of God.
Sojourners Church hopes to carry out its mission by prayerfully pursuing these nine Gospel-Centered Priorities...
- Gospel-Centered Worship in Corporate Gatherings
- Gospel-Centered Expository Exultation in Preaching
- Gospel-Centered Sacraments
- Gospel-Centered Corporate and Individual Prayer
- Gospel- Centered Care and Life Together as the Family of God
- Gospel-Centered Individual and Family Discipleship
- Gospel-Centered Witness
- Gospel-Centered Support of Global Missions
- Gospel-Centered Justice and Mercy Ministry
Word Of Grace Baptist Church
Minneapolis,MN | Standish
Word of Grace exists to glorify God by making disciples who love Jesus, one another, and the world.
We want to be a neighborhood based church in south Minneapolis that makes a global impact for the glory of Jesus. Our vision is to multiply gospel-centered churches near and far.
Church Plant: Northfield Community Church
Northfield Community Church exists to know Christ and make Him known. Our church seeks the gospel-good of Northfield and the Nations by making disciples that know God through Christ by the power of the Spirit and seek to make Him known through the proclamation of the gospel and lovingly serving our neighbors.
Desiring God Community Church
Desiring God Community Church aims to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things, for thejoy of all peoples. We believe that our greatest obligation is to delight in God. For God created us for His glory – and God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.
Here in Charlotte, God has called us to establish a church that builds true, joyful community from themany people-groups God has brought to the area. We thus aim to be a church of the nations, with ministries to the nations, both those in Charlotte and around the world.
Our vision is to build a God-centered, Christ-exalting, Bible-saturated, diversity-loving, missions-mobilizing, family-strengthening, disciple-producing, prayer-powered, joy-pursuing church.
Treasuring Christ Church
Treasuring Christ Church exists to spread among all peoples a joyful love for Jesus Christ in all things for the glory of God. The church was planted in 2005 in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina.
Refuge City Church
Refuge City Church officially began as a church on October 20, 2012 in Dayton, OH.
Pastor John Pope writes: “First, we have a vision: this is what we’re always going back to, striving towards. It is our passion. Our greatest desire, ‘We desire to see the Glory of God increase in the City of God by living out the Mission of God.’ Glory. City. Mission. Pretty easy to remember? But what does that mean?
Simply: it means that we, above all else, want to see God get all the credit. The passion of our lives is toward this end. Everything we do: from the biggest events, all the way down to the every-day details of our lives. We want to recognize that God is the one who sustains all things. We want this passion to be enjoyed throughout all the earth, so that, when he returns, His eternal kingdom will be filled with a joyful people.
So, in order to do that, we need to live out His mission in every aspect of our lives. That mission is to spread the story of Christ and His love to all the earth.
So how do we get there? Well, for that we have a mission, and that mission is, ‘We develop generous people who redeem communities through creative, Christ-centered ministries.’ In short: we want to develop people who are selflessly giving their time, money, and efforts to redeem the community of Dayton and communities across the world with creative solutions that are centered around the continuing story of Christ.”