Footstool partnered with Torch Trinity Graduate University to provide 20 Torch Trinity students and 8 local lay leaders and pastors with a Church Planting Boot Camp. The Boot Camp was a 7-day course from June 17-21, introducing the different stages of church planting and some of the major start-up issues the planter may face in the first year of starting a new church. The class was for people interested in church planting, church planters looking for more insight, pastors ready to plant a church, or seminary students generally interested and looking for more information to one day plant a church.
With the support from international churches in Korea, Footstool was able to bring Dr. Ray Chang all the way from Southern California to South Korea to teach the class. Dr. Ray Chang has an extensive academic history from Biola University, Talbot, Dallas Theological Seminary, and Trinity Divinity Evangelical School along with many years of ministry experience in second generation Korean American and multi-ethnic ministries. He has taught many Church Planting classes, helping to guide several pastors and lay leaders to plant a new churches in their communities. Throughout the class, he invited local pastors to speak and share their own experiences church planting in Korea
It was an extensive class that introduced, inspired, and equipped students to make their own path. It also provided students coaching on how to plan, strategize, and launch a new church. Everyone who attended the class left feeling completely empowered to cast their vision and one day plant a church to further God’s Kingdom.