Dale Spaulding
Dale Spaulding is the director of Passion for Planting. Located in Chantilly, Virginia, Passion for Planting was founded by church planters to help church planters stay focused on people. Passion for Planting provides tools, free downloadable resources, and project management to ensure the multitude of tasks required to plant a healthy church comes together at the right time. The ministry also offers a church planter residency program that teaches the nuts and bolts of how to start a new church from the ground up.
Dale is a marketplace-to-ministry guy. Prior to his time with Passion for Planting, he worked as a software quality engineer and technical fellow with The Boeing Company. Before Boeing, Dale served in the U.S. Navy for 22 years, retiring as a Lieutenant Commander. Dale holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Auburn University and an M.S. in Information Systems from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School.
Dale and his wife, Nancy, live in Fairfax, Virginia. He has two sons and two grandchildren. He enjoys golf, Auburn University football and all Washington, D.C., sports teams, which takes a LOT of patience.

Articles + Resources


Getting Butts in Seats (Building Momentum)

One of the key challenges for the church planter is building momentum - yes, getting butts in seats. During this…

The Launch Plan

The Launch Plan for a church plant is a clear and concise narrative that answers a number of basic questions…


Getting Butts in Seats

It's not about the numbers but let's be honest… to survive, a church has to draw a crowd beyond the…