Church Planting

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Definition of a Church

A church is a gathering or assembly of group of believers in Christ in a particular locality or place for a purpose of fellowship, nurture in the word and the worship of God.

Classification of Churches

I.    Churches that are capable (Active and Inactive) of church planting:

  1. Leadership Mindset
    1. Has passion for the church planting
    2. Develop programs that are geared towards church planting
      1. Leadership Training
      2. Missions Program
  2. Manpower (Workers)
    1. Equipped/trained workers
    2. Available workers
    3. Shares the church planting vision of the church/pastor
  3. Financial Capability
    1. Should have an income more than their regular/operational expenses
    2. Currently active in missions giving
    3. Potential partners (outside resources)

II.    Churches that Are Not Capable of Church Planting:

  1. Churches that are significantly deficient in all the criteria are not capable of planting church.
    1. Has passion for the church planting

Programs for Churches

I.    For Churches That Are Capable Of Church Planting:

  1. (Active)
    1. Recognition and awards
    2. Sharing opportunities
    3. Publish their accomplishments/activities
    4. Send them cards, texts and other encouragement ways
  2. (Inactive)
    1. Talk to the leaders of the church individually
    2. The Church Planting Department will provide the format/template for the action plan
    3. Partnership with churches that are actively engaged in church planting

II.    For Churches That Are Not Capable of Church Planting:

  1. Work on the health of the church through the NCD implementation
  2. Conduct separate conference for these churches
  3. Talk to the leaders of these churches individually

III.   For Churches That Have Potentials in Church Planting

  1. Talk to the leaders of these churches individually
  2. Conduct regular conference for these churches
  3. Partnership with another church that is currently active in church planting

Qualifications of a Church Planter

I.    For Churches That Are Capable Of Church Planting:

  1. He believes in church planting/missions.
  2. He supports church planting/missions program.
  3. Has undergone or willing to undergo training on church planting or missions.
  4. He is an active member of a local church
  5. He has an experience or exposure to the church planting ministry
  6. He exhibits the virtues of perseverance, commitment and submission to authority
  7. He is a soul winner