Antioch Collective

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Welcome to Antioch Collective

There's a Massive Shortage of Churches that Make Disciples

A few years ago, a major national study was published that revealed that of the approximately 350,000 churches in the United States, four out of five were either plateaued or declining. Of the 15% of churches that were growing, less than 1% of those were growing through conversions. Around 99% of growing churches were doing so through membership transfer from one congregation to another - not from making disciples.

In the years following this study, church attendance has declined further in the United States. Between the rise of the "nones" (individuals in the United States claiming no religious affiliation) and the Covid pandemic that wreaked havoc on regular church attendance, strong church ties are becoming more and more rare and the United States has become one of the most "unchurched" countries in the modern world.

We need Communities of Disciplemakers

Numerous studies show that the best way a healthy church can respond to this growing problem is through the planting of additional healthy churches. At Antioch Collective, we believe the best approach is for healthy local churches to bear the burden of this responsibility.

Our goal is to make resources available and to foster relationships between church leaders to assist local churches in starting their own regionally supported church planting movements. We would like to see healthy, disciplemaking churches planted that have the planting of additional evangelistic congregations ingrained in their DNA.

Inspired by the Church in Antioch

The Lord’s hand was with them, and a great number of people believed and turned to the Lord. Acts 11:21

In Acts 11:19-30, the church in Antioch became a pivotal hub that served as a catalyst for disciplemaking movements all over the Greco-Roman world. Jew and Gentile alike were taught by skilled teachers. Disciples were made, equipped, and sent to carry the gospel to new places.

Antioch Collective, inspired by the work of the original church in Antioch, seeks to serve as a community hub and resource network for like-minded disciples of Jesus Christ.


Mission & Values


For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” Luke 19:10

Jesus Christ was passionate about seeking and saving the lost. Driven by a compassion inspired by Jesus, evangelism is a non-negotiable for disciples of Christ. The greatest, most important decision a person will make in their lifetime is deciding who they believe Jesus Christ is.


So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Ephesians 4:11–13

Jesus Christ created the church to be an equipping community and loving family where an individual can learn who they really are and how to function as the person they were created to be by God.


Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. Matthew 28:19–20a

Disciplemaking and multiplication are core to the life of a healthy church following the will of Jesus Christ.

Love Jesus, Make Disciples