basic training

Basic Training is a required class offered by the Seattle Church Planting Group for area planters. It is essentially boot camp for planters new to the field. The training takes place over an intense four day period. Planters, Spouses, Planting Team Members and Mentors/Coaches remove themselves from the distractions of the field and commit time, thought, and prayer to developing a Church Planting strategy. Planters leave with a specific strategy and identified milestones to begin implementation. If you have questions, please contact Natalie Hammond.

Our next Basic Training dates are TBD.

Schedule - Contact Natalie for the latest schedule. Below are approximate times based on past trainings.

BASIC TRAINING – (For Planters/Spouses/Team Members AND Mentors/Coaches)

Tuesday, 8:30am Registration; 9am – 8:00pm

Wednesday, 8:15am – 5pm

Thursday, 8:15 – 7:30pm

Friday, 8:15 – 12:45pm


PRE-REGISTRATION: Please register by filling out the form below.




HOUSING: Hotel rooms are strongly advised unless you live very close to the conference. The days are long and the nights are short. We are usually able to obtain hotel rooms for about $99/night + tax. To reserve a room, please complete the online registration form. Please specify exactly which nights you will need a room and for how many people. Those whose room expenses are provided courtesy of CCSB, NWBC and/or PSBA will be paid directly. All others are responsible for paying their hotel room directly unless prior arrangements have been made. **Note – if your plans change and you will not be checking in on the night you originally requested, PLEASE let us know so we are not paying for unused rooms! Thanks!**


MEALS: Continental breakfast is provided at the hotel. Lunch, dinner and snacks are provided at the conference. See costs below.


CHILDCARE: Childcare will be provided on a need basis…Please register ASAP so childcare can be arranged.


COSTS: All expenses of NWBC church planters and spouses are covered. Registration and meal costs are covered for CCSB church planters.

  • Mentors/Supervisors/Coaches expenses are the responsibility of the individual or their local association.
  • Team Members/Observers are responsible for their own expenses unless prior arrangements have been made. Payment is due upon registration. Team includes: Planter, spouse, mentor, supervisor, and team members.



  • Registration/Materials: $250/team (covered by NWBC for NWBC church plants)
  • Meals Per Person: $100 for Tuesday – Friday
  • Hotel: approx $99/room per night (pre-taxes)


Questions? Contact:


Natalie Hammond

Church Planting Administrator

425.640.3676  email