Tentmaker Group – Church Planting Funding & Creating Sustainable Movements

The Tentmaker Group is launching.  On August 13th & 14th a group from the Tentmakers will travel to Las Vegas to observe and meet with one of the companies to participate.  This company has a role that fits well with the need for church planters to fund a transition into ministry as described previously.  Training for this role will take place August 27th through 29th.  We expect a class size of 5-10 for this first round of training.  This role is a sales role, but allows for flexible work-schedules and the ability to work from home.  People who are interested in moving to San Diego to participate in a church planting movement will be able to shortly.  (We are looking at office space Friday.) We also have a second opportunity for pastors or ministry leaders who seek to supplement their existing income with part time work.

After we launch this out of San Diego, cities who would like to start their own Tentmaker Group will be able to.   

The Vision of the Tentmaker Group

1. Helping fund local church planting and ministry movements.

2. Allowing church planters, ministry leaders and others to augment their existing salary or setup a transition into ministry.

3. Providing a Kingdom expression through the value of work and a desire to demonstrate the cultural mandate to cultivate this earth to reflect God's glory.

4. Involving local organizations and businesses in these expressions.

5. Providing gospel consulting to people starting companies who want to give back to the city.

The Opportunity to join the Tentmaker Group

1. Church planters or ministry leaders who would like to raise support through one of the Tentmaker Group's positions.

2. Companies who would like to provide flexible part or full-time jobs to people transitioning into ministry.

2. Business leaders who want to impact their local city with a gospel-centered view of work and the city.

3. Entrepreneurs who desire to start business to impact their local city with a Kingdom mindset.

If you would like to learn more, feel free to contact me.  At this time we also will seek to raise some seed capital to fund the development of the Tentmaker Group. 

UPDATE: The Tentmaker Group has launched to help church planters raise funding.

  • Abraham

    July 13, 2007, 11:58 am

    Interested. Would like more info.

  • Julio

    July 16, 2007, 1:51 pm

    Hey Drew,

    This sounds like a great idea. Please keep me informed on this and how its going to roll out. Thanks!


  • Timothy Culling

    August 9, 2007, 10:04 am

    Hi Drew,

    I would like info when it’s available.


  • Heru Tjandra Mulia

    November 25, 2007, 12:49 am



  • Joe OConnor

    May 4, 2009, 10:32 pm

    Hello Drew, Joe O’Connor here, we are praying and brainstorming with David F about developing the neighborhood and community center with Kaleo, hopefully launching the planning initiative this month. This concept for a tent maker funding group is identical to what we have in the development of sustainable, life giving neighborhood centers that grow into vibrant, healthy churches! I just happen to google and run across this blog and thought it was inspired! Blessings- Joe O’Connor
    I am excited to work with you guys.

  • Ahin Chakraborty

    June 24, 2009, 6:44 pm


    I am planting a church in Mansfield, PA. A small town with a population of 4500 people and an University boasting about 3000 students.
    I have a full time job and I am beginning to see the church plant soon becoming part of the statistics.
    Would the Tentmaker Group be interested in helping with this Church plant in a NorthEast small town?


  • D. Goodmanson

    June 25, 2009, 2:56 pm

    The Tentmaker Group doesn’t fund churches. We are church planters looking for ways to fund our plants. Right now it’s on hold because the roles we were looking at haven’t worked as we would like.

  • nguinamau pedro álvaro

    December 29, 2010, 5:00 pm

    salut Drew Goodmanson!
    Je suis ravi d´etre en contact avec vous et j´aimerai que vous sachiez que je suis faiseur des tentes de formation, je suis Angolais, un pays de l´Afrique, et je voudrais collaborer avec vous dans le ministère, dans l´implantation d´églises dans mon pays et dans la recherche du travaille pour le souyien financier car implanter une église est vraiment couteux en Angola,pays qui est sorti pas longtemps dans la guerre.
    J´ai suivi ma formation au Caméroun, à Douala, le mois d´aout de cette année dans une conférence organisée par Tentmakers International;cela s´est passée dans Kadji Sport Academy.Pour avoir encore d´information ou la véracit´r de mes paroles, vous pouvez vous informer auprès de la direction de TI.
    Merci pour votre étroite collaboration dans le Seigneur.
    Meilleurs voeux.