Church Planting

Church Planting

Church planting strategy

We believe God has called our church to be a church that plants churches that plant churches.  Our strategy is that within a 20-30min drive of our main congregation we will plant “sites” or “congregations” of Reconciliation Road Church.  This enables greater speed for planting through support from main congregation, it’s leadership and facilities and resources and also ensures we replicate our vision, purpose and DNA effectively into these new plants.

Our first site was planted in April 2017 in Ilfracombe about 20min South of Amanzimtoti on the coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal (Click here for it’s location).  This site is lead by Thulani Gcabasche and the leadership team around him.

For all settings further than 20-30min drive we will plant independent churches that we will partner with and support.  Our first church plant of this nature is approximately 2hrs North of Amanzimtoti in Wangu, Mandini, Kwa-Zulu Natal.  The church is going to be called Impendulo Community Church and will be lead by Njabulo Shelembe.

We are about to launch (14/15 June 2019) the next cycle of our CHURCH PLANTERS MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME and urge you to contact either Gareth Bowley ( or Sibongiseni Dlamini ( to get into the programme.