a Movement,
Not just
a church.

Pursuing a Movement,
Not just a church.

The Cypress Project exists to help disciples, leaders, and churches think like missionaries, as they together engage and take gospel responsibility for their geography!

Cypress X

In 9 years we've seen...


Teams &

engaged in Cypress coaching



engaged in the U.S., Canada, Central America, Africa, & South Asia


U.S. Cities

hosted Cypress involving 12 different denominations



& translations
into 4 different languages

The Cypress Project has been of strategic importance to us as we continue to expand the SouthTrails Church-Planting Network in Calgary, Alberta. I am convinced that a major component in strategic thinking is discovering the right questions to ask. Neal and his team have caused us to work through the right questions.

Robert D. Blackaby

President, Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary and College

Cypress is the most comprehensive training/coaching program for missional church planters that I have ever seen. It’s not just about information but about application, personal transformation, and high impact church planting. This is the program that every church planter needs.

Glenn Smith

Founder and President, New Church Initiatives, Inc.

Cypress really works! I just got back from a 24-hour retreat with 10 pastors from 7 churches praying and strategizing for our 38,000 person COA (circle of accountability). We came away with really solid stuff from the overnight and a lot of that has to do with the DNA thinking they received at Cypress.

Ben Rudolph

2017 Charlotte Cohort Host & City Leader

I felt like you guys were able to put pieces of the puzzle together that made for many "aha" moments. It has really helped me prioritize ministry efforts, create a greater sense of purpose, and it was packaged in such a way that it works in many models.

Mike Seaver

RePlanter, Rising Hope

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Where We're Going...

Year 10 is a transitional year for Cypress. Rather than our traditional eight-month coaching groups, we are building new resources, launching new platforms, and connecting leaders with new coaching processes.

Hundreds of leaders have been envisioned through Cypress, but how can we implement the principles and pursue the priorities of gospel saturation on a higher level? That’s our motivation for making a Cypress X shift in 2018!
For Leaders

New 2 day missional DNA workshops.

Workshop Dates
For Leaders

New 6 session small group coaching on systems and scorecards  launching late 2019.

For Congregations

New 2 day, missional DNA workshop for congregationslaunching late 2019.

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Our Aim.

OUR AIM is to equip leaders who MOBILIZE Gospel-TRANSFORMED people as missionaries where they live, work, and play; COLLABORATE with other churches that do the same; together MULTIPLYING more missionary disciples, leaders, and churches for their city, SO THAT every man, woman, and child has repeated opportunities to hear, see, and respond to the gospel, without having to come or go anywhere.

Establishing culture is hard. Shifting culture is even harder.


Cypress workshops help establish strong Biblical and missional DNA that fuels growth and impact in any model.


Cypress helps build systems that help shift our church cultures towards being missionaries in our geographies.


Cypress helps establish scorecards that support missional DNA in our churches, and force us to think outside-in as much as inside-out.

Cypress Project
every man, woman, and child
has repeated opportunities
to hear, see, and respond
to the gospel.

Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress;
   instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle;
and it shall make a name for the Lord,
   an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.”
Isaiah 55:13 ESV
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Support By Giving

Cypress Project has only had impact in its first decade because of the generosity shown by Kingdom-minded businesses, churches, and individuals. If you would like to support this mission financially, please use the form below, or contact us.