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PJ Smyth, Donnie Griggs, Alan Frow and Brian Barr, and Tom Tapping lead our partnership in North America.

Early Days

We currently have 15 congregations partnering with Advance in North America, and 11 more are looking in.


In view of the small number of churches that we currently have in North America, all our partner churches  are currently working together as one Hub, although we do have has different regional gatherings for leaders. For more about Hubs, please read Document 6: Leadership and Regions.

Upcoming Events


Join us!

Now, more than ever, the church needs leaders that last. Join us in Southern California on October 24-26th for three days of cultivating sustainable, joyful leadership in the church. Southands Church will host this 3-day event where we will gather with our Advance partners and friends from around North America to encourage each other, enjoy some great equipping and have fun. We hope to see you there!

Learn More


West Coast: Alan Frow 

Mid-West: Brian Barr

East Coast: Donnie Griggs

Canada: Vik Stander

Giving To Our North American Mission

For giving to both our Global Mission and your Hub Mission, please click here:


North American Church Plants

In March of 2017, Chris Knight launched Stone Church in Auburn, WA, which is the first church to be planted by an Advance Church Planting Course resident.

In the fall of 2017, One Harbor Church is planning on launching a new congregation in the town of Havelock, which is home to a large Marine Corps air base.

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