About

Upstate Carolina Greenhouse is the latest chapter in a series of monthly planter/pastor gatherings that originated in Columbia, SC through the vision of pastor James Walden of Riverside Community Church along with the Third Thursday Gatherings in Asheville under the direction of pastor Bryan Robbins of Missio Dei Church. Our gatherings serve to cultivate an intentional opportunity to encourage, equip, and empower pastors in collaboration with the Acts 29 Network.

Our strategy is to bring in gospel-minded leaders from diverse backgrounds to provide us refreshing perspectives on essential topics for pastors.  This is why you’ll see us collaborating with any tribe, network, or group that loves the gospel, wants to see pastors & their churches healthy, and is favorable to the planting of new churches.

We are excited to continue through 2018 with a partnership with the Association of Related Churches (ARC)  ARC’s aim is to work with church planters and church leaders to provide support, guidance, and resources to launch and grow life-giving churches.