Are You A Church Planter?

Why Plant With The EDA?

We plant intentionally and use a number of tools, support systems and church planting networks to make sure you are set up to plant a church that is healthy and successful. In the EDA we develop custom plans for church planters based on six church planting elements. We know that every church planter is different and these custom plans are designed to get you the support, resources, accountability and coaching you need to make a big impact. When you plant with the Eastern District you are planting a church as part of a movement of church leaders who will support you.


Top 5 Reasons To Plant With The Eastern District Of The EFCA?

  1. Our district is made up of 43 million people representing all nations.

  2. The Eastern District includes America’s largest cities, creating the opportunity for church planters to have a historic world-impact.

  3. In the EDA you plant with a team which removes the challenge of planting alone with little support.

  4. In the EDA you will engage with a cohort of other planters who you will grow alongside you, providing you with lifelong friendships and support.

  5. In the EDA you will be connected with established churches who are ready to parent, partner or participate in your ministry.


When you plant with the EDA, you’re connecting with more than a denomination, it’s a family. A family of friends, coaches and fans cheering you on, equipping you and committed to you, your family and your church!
— Tony Balsamo, EDA Church Multiplication Director

Our Mission

Our mission is to multiply transformational churches for all people. As a district of the Evangelical Free Church of America we view ourselves as a movement of churches with the shared goal to reach the 43 million people who call our district their home. Our role for all of our church leaders and planters is to help you live well, lead well and multiply because we know that healthy leaders, lead healthy churches and healthy churches multiply. How can we support you and help you live out the calling God has placed on your life?