Free e-book Pursuing the Mission of God in Church Planting: The Missional Church in North America. Includes Dr. Allen's chapter "Redeeming the Culture through Missional Living."

Feel Free to Love Your Work

At the DayCenter for Church Planting, we help church planters, church plant teams, and sponsor churches to reach an area for Christ. Our principles come from the Bible and time-tested practices of successful businesses and church plants. Biblical principles work for any church—new, on plateau, or declining.

Healthy churches change their communities. We believe that God wants healthy churches sponsoring healthy church plants. You will find the freedom to love your work when you find the plan that makes the work . . . work.

The Most Diverse Laboratory in the Country

Our laboratory is the City of New Orleans.

New Orleans is a large metropolitan city, an international port and a "melting pot" of many races and cultures. It is also a remarkable collection of historic neighborhoods, many of them as separate and distinctive as if they were separate townships or small villages. (Mel Leavitt)

New Orleans gives us access to millions of people looking for God. We help churches reach people in the notorious French Quarter, poverty-stricken Bywater, urban professional Uptown, and artsy Central City. We live in one of the world’s great cities, on the campus of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. We work in partnership with the North American Mission Board and the Nehemiah Project.

Our director, Damian O. Emetuche is an experienced pastor, missionary, church planter, and missiologist. He pastored and planted churches in his home country of Nigeria, was a missionary in the Ivory Coast for eight years, and served as a church planter in Cincinnati, Ohio for four years. He also served as a church planting strategist for the Northwest Baptist Convention Puget Sound Metro-Region; Adjunct professor at Bakke Graduate University in Seattle, and pastor at Agape Community Church, which he planted, before joining New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  He obtained his PhD in Missions/cultural anthropology from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY.

We have experience.  Let us know how we can be helpful.