This custom version of the Church Planter Profiles website has been created as a partnership between ABWE North America and the EVERYETHNĒ initiative, and Gateway Leadership Initiative to help potential church planters discover their aptitude and readiness for church planting quickly and easily in an online environment.


For over 90 years, ABWE has been a leader in training and sending people to share the Gospel, develop leaders, and plant churches in more than 70 countries. From its inception, evangelism, church planting, and training of national leaders have been hallmarks of ABWE. This work has been accomplished through developing teams to work in partnership with national leaders and churches in order to ignite movements that engage EVERYETHNĒ in God’s global mission. As a result, hundreds of churches have been planted, thousands of leaders have been trained, and several nations are already engaged in sending missionaries to plant churches around the world.


Our passion is to be on mission with the Church to reach EVERYETHNĒ in North America through a disciple-making movement that multiplies leaders and churches. This initiative is focused on seeing the Church advance, mobilize and multiply.

We desire to partner with churches to identify and own the lostness of their culturally, socially and religiously diverse communities, so that every man, woman and child has repeated opportunities to hear, see and respond to the Gospel.

Gateway Leadership Initiative

Gateway Leadership Initiative's vision is to mobilize thousands of leaders to start new churches out of the culture - churches molded from messy people rising up out of the culture to become the Body of Christ. Our efforts are focused on:
  • Inspiring leaders to start new churches out of the culture.
  • Discovering leaders with the ability and experience needed for church planting.
  • Equipping leaders for starting new churches formed out of the culture.
  • Multiplying new churches as part of the reproducing movement.

If you have any questions regarding this site, please send an email to our support team.