How V3 Supports Women Planting Churches

A toxic approach to gender is having tangible effects on our culture. Recently, we’ve seen Hollywood shaken by a widespread and ignored sexual assault scandal.

Some voices are pointing out that this problem will never go away as long as men hold the primary places of power as producers, studio executives and directors.

It would be naïve to think this isn’t a problem for the Church in America as well. The church needs to ask itself “who holds the power and are we silencing the very voices we so desperately need to hear from?”

The V3 Movement believes that God wants women and men to lead the Church together. More importantly, V3 believes that God calls BOTH women and men to plant churches!

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We are proud that we have churches which have been planted by women.

For instance, Taeler Morgan planted Gather Tacoma, a new church in Tacoma, Washington. You can read about her unique—and not so unique—challenges in our free ebook “Survive and Thrive in Your First Year.

We also consistently rely on proven women leaders to teach us about Church Planting.

This includes

Christine Sine is the executive director of Mustard Seed Associates, a small community based organization with a passion for sustainability, simplicity, spirituality and hospitality. She is a keen gardener, and an author who loves to help people connect their spiritual practices to their everyday life. Her latest books are Return to Our Senses: Reimagining How We Pray and To Garden With God. She blogs at Godspace.

A few of her articles include:

Does the Church Trust Women?

4 Keys to Individual and Congregational Disciple Making

5 Practices for Rediscovering Civil Discourse

Linda Bergquist is a church planting catalyst and coach, and teacher in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. She teaches church planting, urban immersion and cross cultural ministry classes as an adjunct at various seminaries. Linda is the co-author of Church Turned Inside Out, The Wholehearted Church Planter and author of the Exponential eBook The Great Commission and the Rest of Creation.

A few of her articles include:

How to Plant a Church Without Going Broke

Teachability: The Making or Breaking of a Church Planter

Knowing Where It’s Worth Planting a Church

Shelley G. Trebesch (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) has served as vice president for capacity development for Prison Fellowship International, as well as assistant professor of leadership and organization development at Fuller Theological Seminary and in Singapore as global director for Membership Development for OMF International. An active consultant, trainer and seminar leader, Trebesch has facilitated complex change processes and developed leadership curricula for churches and organizations around the world. Learn more about Shelley’s writing here.

A few of her articles include:

A Practical Guide to Having Missional Vision

4 Ways Jesus Established Culture

Rejected, Dejected, Confused: Dealing with Frustration

Deb Sternke lives in the Indianapolis area where she is helping to plant a church ( and train leaders to grow Jesus-shaped cultures ( She is mom to four, wife to Ben and has a passion for women to be equipped and empowered for the work on the Kingdom.

One Simple Practice When Evangelism Completely Freaks You Out

4 Things I Wish I Had Known Before We Planted A Church

Ministry’s Most Commonly Forgotten Secret

Cassie Carroll, M.Div., graduated from The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology. Prior, she spent five years as the Director of Youth Ministry at Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church. Cassie is happy to be back in California and currently resides in North Bay. She has begun the Listening in Place Project, traveling throughout the US to collect stories from those thinking outside the traditional Church box. Cassie seeks to become ordained with the PCUSA. Learn more about Cassie by visiting

A few of her articles include:

Single White Female Pastor

The Fear of Your Calling: A Narrative of Faith

Lessons From the Field: A New Type of Missions

Because of our passion for women and men leading the Church together, we’re proud to that our partners at Missio Alliance have organized SheLeads. This one-day summit, featuring Nancy Ortberg, Todd Hunter and Jean Burch takes place October 28 and will be streamed to cities around the world.

Learn more about SheLeads here.

If you are a woman or a man who feels called to plant a church, check out our learning cohort here.

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