Saylorville’s vision is to be a church-planting church. To this end, we are engaged in training, equipping, and sending out our members to strengthen existing churches and start new congregations that will reach more people with the Gospel. In 2005, Saylorville planted Lakeside Fellowship in Polk City, Iowa, officially launching the Engage Network of Churches.
What started as a fellowship of two churches has flourished into a gospel-centered church planting movement. Today, the Engage Network is a fellowship of gospel-centered churches planting gospel-centered churches.
We believe God has given the churches in the Engage Network a biblical mandate to identify, train, and equip men and women to reach the world with the Gospel, build up the Body of Christ, and do the work of the ministry. Scripture makes it clear that it is the Church’s privilege and responsibility to take a proactive approach to producing laborers for the world-wide harvest (Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 1:8, Ephesians 4:11-16 and 2 Timothy 2:2).
The Engage Network Leadership Development Program is an all-church strategy of identifying, equipping, and sending disciples into vocational ministry, especially the area of church planting. We want to move people from our ministries to the ministry.
Contact our Director of Development to find out more about the leadership pipeline, to apply for a local church internship, or to request information about a church planting residency.