The summit, organised by church planting support network The Geneva Push, was held in Sydney from September 29-30.
It included representatives from a wide range of supportive organisations, including The Church Army, The Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches, Church Planting Australia, The Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students, The Ministry Training Strategy and Moore Theological College, as well as key Anglicans, Presbyterians, Baptists, Reformed Church and Independent pastors from Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, New South Wales and the ACT.
"The Church Planter's Summit involved guys with a passion to reach the lost, and guys doing the hard work of ministry," says conference organiser and The Geneva Push director, Al Stewart.
"We listened to reports on what was happening around the nation, and there is much more church planting happening than we could hear about," Mr Stewart says.
"But it was clear that we are just scratching the surface in reaching Australia."
The Geneva Push is a national body that exists to recruit, coach and connect church planters in Australia.
The primary objective of the summit was to discuss how The Geneva Push could support existing church planters and church planting networks, and effectively recruit more new church planters to assist the goal of evangelising Australia.
"There were full and frank discussions about the shape of The Geneva Push, and how it might be a servant to existing networks," Mr Stewart says.
"There was a very positive response to the launch of The Geneva Push, and each local network will now go back to their various states to decide at what level they will be involved."
Those present received and discussed a common doctrinal statement that will be developed over the coming weeks.
In the meantime The Geneva Push prepares to hold its first national church planter's conference, 'In The Chute' from December 7-9 where applicants will be given the opportunity to be assessed as church planters.