Anglican Church Planting in California

Saint Paul's is planting Anglican Churches

Saint Paul’s Is Interested In Establishing And Supporting Anglican Worshipping Communities In Northern California – Especially In The Sacramento Valley, San Francisco Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley, And Central Coast Regions 

So many people in California don’t know Jesus; many of them are people you know. Church planting is one of the most effective ways to reach people, so we’re focused on starting new churches. We’re planting these churches to introduce people to Jesus and raise them up as disciples. 

Are you interested in planting a church?

Contact Rev. Steve Macias
 ( for information about church planting resources, grants, and training.


Why Plant Churches?

Christ’s promises were given to the world through the sacramental life of the church. From our adoption into God’s family through Baptism to the weekly proclamation of his life, death, and resurrection in the celebration of Holy Communion. Planting a church directs the missional identity of an Anglican community by placing evangelism as its primary focus. This is one reason why church plants have been more effective at reaching people who don’t know the Lord.

Saint Paul’s joins with denominational leaders in the Anglican Church in North America and the Reformed Episcopal Church to support church planting leaders and their efforts.

We believe our communities are in great need of the life and liberty promised by Christ. We expect Christ’s Kingdom to prosper in our neighborhoods, cities, college campuses, and homes. We believe the harvest is plentiful and we hope to be the laborers.


Bishop Sutton's Video Resources on Church Planting

Church Planting Guide

This Church Planting Guide will help explain the process of church planting.

Three Stages of Church Planting

There are three primary and distinct stages in the church planting process following the initial planning. In the Reformed Episcopal Church, we refer to these stages as Extension Work, Mission Parish, and Parish. Each phase has a distinct focus, and each requires different levels of administrative responsibility and ministry.