Discerners become starters and starters start churches. These churches, as time passes, and as God blesses, move into moments of sustainability.

On the journey into sustainability, churches have a key choice. Churches can choose to start new churches or choose to refrain from this opportunity. At Cyclical LA, we believe that the choice to begin new churches is not only the best decision, but also a natural step in the ongoing lifecycle of the church. 

The task of beginning a new church can feel overwhelming for churches. We get this. To simplify the task, we have developed a three phase framework that all churches can accomplish with one goal in mind: to identify people you would like to invite to begin the process of discerning a call to start a new church. 

Three-Phase Process for Beginning a New Church

Rev. John D'Elia prays for Commissioned Ruling Elder Ashley Myers

1.) Gather a team to identify potential church starters

This group is essential as they identify people to invite to begin discerning becoming a church starter. Church starters are diverse and come for various backgrounds, vocations and cultures. Choosing the right people to be a part of this team will be essential as they engage with the Holy Spirit with regard to inviting people to discern church starting. 

2.) Choose your Cyclical LA coach

Cyclical LA has coaches the specialize in working with existing churches. The coach will lead you through your process of discernment. 

3.) Identify the potential church starters

In coordination with your coach, Cyclical LA invites you to strategically ask the right people form your context to begin the discernment process with regard to starting a new church. Once the invitation is accepted, that person begins as a discerning church starter with Cyclical LA.


Moving from being a starter to a sustainable church is a process that involves key relationships. Cyclical was that key relationship connecting us to coaching, training, and financial support. If it takes a tribe to raise a child, then it takes a network to raise a church.
— Cory Marquez, Founding Pastor of New Abbey