Being confident of God’s calling to church planting is only the first step in the process of becoming a Planter. Those that God has called must also determine where His Spirit is leading them to plant a church. Experience has demonstrated that God calls certain people to plant churches in particular areas. In His wisdom, God matches the personalities, socioeconomic backgrounds, ethnicities, and psychographics of the planters and the planting field. In some instances He calls a planter that has significant skills in cross-cultural ministry to plant in a pioneer area.


With the assistance of the Oregon Mission Coalition,  you can find a field of focus that matches your team’s giftings. First, get to know the Oregon region. There are a number of regional cultural nuances that make this a particularly difficult but exciting field to plant a church in. Then connect with us for direction to key areas that might be a good location for you and your team.

Oregon by the numbers


  • Total Oregon Population: 3,871,859 people in 36 counties
  • Total Region 4 Population: 1,754,449 people in 20 counties
  • 45% of State’s population and 70% of the State’s land mass
  • 1 SBC church for every 23,393 residents in Region 4
  • 72 Cooperating NWBC churches
  • 70%+/- residents are unchurched/uninterested
  • 9 out of 10 residents considered “spiritual pluralists”
  • 1 out of 10 residents considered “Evangelical” Christian
  • 10-15 % Healthy & Multiplying Churches
  • 70-75 % Plateaued or Declining Churches
  • 10-15 % At or Near Risk  Churches