Church Planting

Church Planting

“Church planting is essential. Without it Christianity will continue to decline in North America.” Ed Stetzer, Planting Missional Churches

Cityview Bible Church was planted in Round Rock, TX in September 2007 as part of a movement of churches who desire to impact Greater Austin with the gospel of Jesus Christ. The first Hill Country Bible Church (HCBC Austin) was started in 1986 as one church of 17 believers and has grown into a movement of thousands of growing disciples engaged in 25 vibrant churches throughout Greater Austin. You can see a current list of churches in our association on this website.

Each church is committed to the passionate and sacrificial pursuit of the Vision. However, it will take tens of thousands of growing disciples in many different types of these missional congregations throughout Greater Austin to see the Vision become a reality. What is our vision? That every man, woman, and child would have the chance to experience the life-changing reality of Jesus Christ because they hear the gospel from the lips of someone at a Hill Country Bible Church.

Our association of churches has a three-pronged strategy to reach the 1.8 million (and counting) men, women, and children who who call Greater Austin their home:

1) multiplying disciples (individual responsibility),

2) planting spiritually vibrant and strategically located churches (corporate responsibility),

3) partnering with like-minded ministries (regional responsibility). Our church has participated in church-planting since 2009.

We planted Summit Community Church in 2009 under the leadership of Josh Cagle and a board of elders. The church closed in 2013 after four years of life-changing ministry in Round Rock. Pastor Josh relocated to California where he serves as an associate pastor at LifePointe Christian Church.

In September 2011, we sent out our second church plant, 99.1 Church, under the leadership of Marcus Bell-Winston. 99.1 Church was a multi-ethnic congregation in northeast Austin. In January 2017, 99.1 Church merged with Harvest Bible Church in Northeast Austin.

In 2012, we sent out our third church plant, Redemption City Church, under the leadership of Nick Shock, one of Cityview’s founding pastors. Nick and his team planted Redemption City Church in south Austin. In 2014, they merged with LifePoint Church and renamed the church Point Community Church. You can also follow PCC on Facebook.

Cityview is now in the process of supporting our fifth church plant. Unity Bible Church is our first Spanish-speaking church in Round Rock. Unity currently meets at a home in Georgetown, find out more about Unity Bible church on their facebook page (needs updating). In addition, we worked with a group of five other association churches to plant our very first collaborative plant in 2016 – Renovate Church.

If you would like more information about our Association church planting training center, you can read about the residency program on the HCBC Austin website.