Brian Frye is the North American Collegiate Strategist at the North American Mission Board (NAMB), Alpharetta, Georgia. Together, Brian and the NAMB Collegiate team work to accelerate church planting on and near college and university campuses to reach the 21.7 million students across North America. Brian's team focuses on cultivating leaders to develop systems and initiatives that amplify the Gospel within the university context. Brian leads gatherings like Collegiate Church Planting Collaboratives, Hitchhikers, and collegiate think tanks, and is a co-founder/curator of He co-designed ForColumbus, a city engagement and church planting immersion experience for college students, and helped developed the Engage24 concept.

Brian joined the North American Mission Board in January 2013. Prior to this role he served as collegiate metro director at University of Toledo and at Bowling Green State University. Frye also holds a Ph.D. in Evangelism and Church Growth (focused on multisite churches) from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, and continues to serve as a collegiate strategist for the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio.


Workshop Session 5: Pipeline Creation: Developing Church Planting Flywheels with University Students
For most leaders/churches/networks primed to invest in planting, the ideal candidate seems to be married, in the 30's with some understanding of ministry and planting. But what if our bias toward the ideal planter is self-limiting? A growing number of churches are realizing that the best time to cultivate planters and planting teams is during college, before leaders have marriages, mortgages and managers influencing their vision for multiplication and Kingdom expansion. These churches, laser-focused on reaching collegians with the gospel, are winning freshmen to Christ, immersing them in planting scripts as upper classmen, and then deploying them out as cohort-based teams to plant on college campuses around North America. Join us for this breakout as we 1) share church planting scripts for college students and 2) process what a collegiate church planting pipeline could look like in your context. In the meantime, think about this one question: What would your life look like now if you had been part of a multiplying church plant during college?
Time: Thursday, 8:45 – 9:45am
Location: Faith Hall - Room 301C

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