The Send Institute is a think tank for evangelism and church planting in North America.

North America’s social composition is changing quickly at an unprecedented rate. These challenges are producing more complexity than church planting denominations and networks have ever had to face.

The Send Institute is a think tank for evangelism and church planting in North America. We provide dependable research, content, and learning communities for church planting leaders as they create more effective church planting strategies for today and tomorrow.

What are Our Driving Questions?

  • What kinds of churches are being started today?
  • Who is starting them and how?
  • What kinds of churches are needed for tomorrow?
  • Who will start them and how?

The Send Institute is a partnership between the North American Mission Board and the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College.

Send Institute Leadership

Ed Stetzer

Co-Executive Director of the Send Institute

Jeff Christopherson

Co-Executive Director of the Send Institute

Daniel Yang

Director of the Send Institute

Tiffany Smith

Strategist and Managing Editor

Send Institute Missiologists Council

The council is composed of missiological thought leaders and practitioners. It gathers to address issues facing evangelistic church planting in North America and to propose new models and paradigms for church planting.