To Every Tribe’s Center for Pioneer Church Planting (CPCP) endeavors to train and mentor cross-cultural missionaries for the remaining unreached regions where there is still no grace, no gospel, and no name for Jesus Christ.
The 60/40 blend of in-class and on-the-job training exercises makes the CPCP unique in its missionary training philosophy. The CPCP is distinctive in its combined commitment to:
BIBLICAL THEOLOGY We are committed to a reformed, baptistic understanding of Scripture.
UNREACHED PEOPLES Our training is specifically designed for those wanting to be prepared for pioneer evangelism and church planting in remote regions of Mexico and Papua New Guinea.
TEAM MINISTRY Pioneer church planting is physically, emotionally, and spiritually demanding. It is most effectively carried out by a healthy team approach to ministry. A significant part of the CPCP training is to equip missionaries to be a part of successful church planting teams.
ON-THE-JOB TRAINING We provide experience. It is our belief that church planters cannot be adequately trained in a traditional classroom alone. We intentionally create practical cross-cultural training situations in Mexico, Papua New Guinea, southeast Asia, and First Nations in Canada.
PERSONAL MENTORING The CPCP is not interested in merely informing your mind, but transforming your character and abilities into experiential, cross-cultural know-how.
MAKING DISCIPLES Pioneer church planting begins with making disciples. CPCP Missionary Trainees will develop strategies to bring the gospel to communities in northern Mexico with the goal of establishing new believers in the faith and equipping them to make new disciples.
The CPCP was a 20-year dream for David and Tommi Sitton. Their passion is to reproduce themselves into hundreds of radical, God-honoring, gospel-loving, missionary martyrs for the hard-to-get-to places where the name of Christ has never gone.
The Lord is gathering an incredible team that is fulfilling this vision of mobilizing significant numbers of well-trained missionaries for the nations.
The first year of CPCP training was held in rented church facilities in San Benito, TX. By the time the second year began, we were able to purchase an apartment complex in Los Fresnos which housed our trainees and provided classroom and office space. Year three brought the addition of two adjacent single-story duplex apartments to our campus, which were converted into a classroom, a guest speaker’s apartment, and offices. The following year we were able to complete the acquisition of the remaining two vacant lots at the end of our block, allowing for future expansion. In August of 2012 we opened a new apartment building on the two vacant lots to accommodate the rapid growth of the CPCP. In August of 2013 we moved into our new offices and classroom on the new To Every Tribe property at Chachalaca Bend.