Through planting new churches helps fulfill CTR's vision to seek, love, and disciple others beyond the Fox Valley, from house to house, city to city and nation to nation.

We train, equip and raise up quality Christian leadership teams to establish local churches. We desire to see those church plants become dynamic, vibrant, alive, autonomous, disciple-making churches who will also, in turn, plant new churches.


Joel Zeiner

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Reach Team Leader


Current Church Plants

These are the places Christ The Rock church plants have taken root:

Christ The Rock (De Pere)

In November of 2002, Christ the Rock was officially planted in the Green Bay area, and has grown from 30 attendees and supporters to more than 70!

Pastor: Mike Mader

Address: 556 Main St. DePere, WI 54115

Service Time: Sunday, 9:30 AM

Phone: 920.338.0219

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Essential Rock (Fond du Lac)

After about a year of planning, prayers and budgeting, Essential Rock began weekend services in 2013 at the Fond du Lac YMCA. They soon grew beyond what that location could hold and found a place in downtown Fon du lac. When the former Immanuel-Trinity church building became available, the elders prayed on it and decided the location was a better fit for the long-term plans of the church and they made their most recent move.

Pastor: John Slotten

Address: 40 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac, WI 54935

Service Time: Sunday, 10:30 AM

Phone: 920.933.3233

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Portico (Oshkosh)

In 2006, Christ the Rock officially planted a daughter church in the Oshkosh area. This church, under the pastoral direction of Eric Leverance, has a unique approach and a unique name: Portico. A portico is an ancient Greek or Roman architectural structure of a covered porch supported by columns. They often became meeting places where people had conversations about spirituality and the meaning of existence. The desire is that Portico is a place where similar conversations take place today.

Pastor: Eric Leverance

Address: 302 Church Ave., Oshkosh, WI 54902

Service Time: Sunday, 9:30 AM

Phone: 920.966.0314

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Christ The Rock's Involvement

  • CTR provides leadership and financial assistance to help establish church plants. 
  • CTR helps recruit staff for the new church and assists with communications.
  • CTR seeks volunteers to help organize the worship team and fulfill basic technology needs.
  • CTR helps promote the new location to existing members who live in the area of the church plant.