About Life of a Church Planter

This website is designed for church planters to share resources, questions, concerns, and prayer requests with a network of men who are experiencing the challenges of church planting. Church planting is high risk and high reward. It is filled with unique ministry issues and challenges you only know about if you have been there. The goal of this website is simple. To help church planters connect with other church planters. Guys that may not be in your district, network, or denomination. This will be...


1. A place to share resources, questions, struggles, and prayer requests.


2. A place to connect with other church planters who care about reaching people far from God.


New planters this is a place to ask questions, and find resources. It's also a good place to identify coaches, mentors, and friends.


Current planters this is a place to share resources, ask questions, and connect with other guys in the trenches.


Veteran planters this is a place for you to share resources and mentor new and current planters. Your wisdom is something we can all learn and grow from.


Follow this link to request an invite to join our facebook group, "Life of a Church Planter."


  • Matt Peeples - Host & Founder

    Christ Follower, Husband, Father, Pastor, Church Planter, Church Plant Trainer, Director of The Kairos Network.


    Rev. Matt Peeples is passionate about connecting the disconnected, training the next generation of church planters, and preaching the gospel.  


    When his is not hosting the podcast Matt is the director of The Kairos Network, a church planting network dedicated to planting churches that will connect the disconnected to Jesus in New Jersey.  He is also the Senior Pastor of Bethlehem Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Ridgewood, NJ.


    Before this Matt was the Lead/Founding Pastor of The Point in Knoxville, TN.   The Point was founded in a movie in the middle of a mall.  The average first time guest was 10-20 years disconnected from church if they were every connected at all.  They started the church with two simple promises, "Come as you are" and "Text in your questions." 


    Matt graduated from Concordia Seminary St. Louis in 2009 with his Masters of Divinity. He is the first graduate of the Mid-South’s church plant training program and is the recipient of the LCEF 2012 Fred E. Lietz Ministry Award. 2015 Key Note presenter for The Day of Homiletic Reflection, and the Fall preacher for the 2015 Walt Wangrin Jr Preaching series at Valparaiso University.


    Matt is husband and father who is passionate about partnering with his wife Liza to raise their 3 boys.