Church Planting

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


An existing pioneering work with regular Sunday Service can only be chartered and endorsed as a Foursquare church when it qualifies to the following criteria:
    1.   Regular Number of Baptized Members/Attenders
      15/25 Regular Attenders (for rural/for urban)
      (With attendance record of not less than 3 consecutive months each.)
    2.   Average Monthly Income/Giving
      3K Minimum - For rural church
      5K Minimum - For urban church
      (This should be a consistent average income or more from its own giving, for not less than 3 consecutive months before the chartering.)
    3.   Place and Schedule of Worship Service
      The gathering of believers is being done in a specific once a week and the venue must be both visible and accessible to public transportation.
    4.   Initial Set of Basic Officers
      At least there is a church council or deciding body, secretary, treasurer which later on may include ministry coordinators and other admin officers.
    5.   Designated Credentialed Worker/Pastor
      This designated worker/pastor should be part of the core team, if not the leader of the team during the inception process.
    6.   Church Planting Core Team
      The church plant must have a church planting team composed of 3-5 members, including the planter/pastor.
    7.   Mothering or Sponsoring Church/Organization
      The existing church plant should have a mothering or a sponsoring church or organization.
    8.   Completed Five or Three-year Action Plan
      This Five-year Plan of Action should describe and outline the program for growth of the church plant from the time of chartering to the time of weaning.


A system has to be in place in order to ensure sustainability or viability of the church plant until it is weaned by the mothering church and or by the sponsoring church/organization.
The following system must be set, to this end:
    1.   A Mentoring and In-service Training
      The church planter and his team must be closely monitored and personally mentored by a mentoring pastor. In-service training should also be provided to enhance capability and increase capacity of the team.
    2.   A Progress Evaluation and Assessment
      Progress evaluation is to be done every 3 months for the the first 3 years and every 6 months for the succeeding years.


Before considering applying in the program, the pioneering work should first qualify according to the Criteria for Chartering a Church Plant.
Once qualified, here is the procedure for application:
    1.   Write a Letter of Intent
      This letter is addressed to the Church Development Department, expressing desire that you want to apply for the church planting program from the national.
    2.   Download and fill out the following Forms from our website:
      Church Planting Profile Form
      Church Planting Progress Report Form
    3.   Take and attach 3 Pictures
      1 picture of the Pastor, 1 of the Congregation, and 1 of the Front view of the venue with the signage.
      Attach the filled out forms and the pictures to your Letter of Intent and submit to your district office.
    4.   Supervisor's Endorsement to the National Office
      The District Supervisor shall write an Endorsement or Recommendation Letter attached which is addressed to the Church Development Department for the approval of the President.

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