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Church Planting

Purpose and Function

The Church Planting Team will cultivate a decentralized church planting movement within the Tulsa region where a growing number of network churches are involved in the creation of new churches.


Team Leaders


Team Leaders


Jim Stratton

Church Planting Team Leader and Senior Pastor at Riveted Church, Skiatook


Lendell Nolan

Church Planting Team Leader and Senior Pastor at Bixby.Church, Bixby

Protocol for Requests


  • The Church Planting Team endeavors to assist both prospective church planters and associational churches with training, resources, or funding at any stage of the church planting process.
  • Church planters are expected to raise their own “primary” funding. The Church Planting Priority Team is available to assist church planters with preparing to raise support, including networking with associational churches who might be interested in supporting a new church. 
  • Association churches are encouraged to generously and directly fund, support, mentor, and pray for all church plants that demonstrate capable leadership and a clear vision. It is recommended that churches considering funding a


Funding Request Form


Please complete the Funding Request Form (download available below) and return to TMBN’s office no later than the Wednesday morning immediately prior to the announced team meeting date via:

  • Mail:

4502 E 29th ST

Tulsa OK 74114

Fax: 622-1862 

  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
  • By hand to the address above