Church Planting doesn't just happen. We recognize it takes the work of God to change lives and build the church.
We approach the fulfillment of our church planting vision with plans and strategies that we believe God has enabled.
Prayer is foundational to our strategy. Church planting is a spiritual matter. Without the power of God we cannot take the strongholds of Satan.
We ask church planters to build a team of at least 25 prayer partners who will pray for them daily.
We are also building a team of people who will pray for our church-planting ministry and for God to send more church planters into the harvest field.
Church planters have unique gifts, abilities and skills. We assess potential church planters through behavioral interviews and other testing to determine their qualifications and to build an appropriate support system to help them be effective in ministry. We confirm our pre-assessment with an independent assessment.
This screen process has increased the effectiveness of our church plants. It has enabled us to tailor our coaching and support to each church planter's needs.
We provide a Church Planting Self-Assessment which can help confirm how God is leading one to be involved in Church Planting.
The Church Multiplication Training Center (CMTC) Boot Camp has significantly impacted our church planting process. This four-day intensive training helps church planters apply the principles of church planting to the community where their project is focused.
The CMTC has not only benefited the Missionary Church, but also more than 110 other denominations and mission agencies. The CMTC also provides training for parent churches, restart churches, culturally oriented church plants and the redevelopment of existing churches.
Each church planter is assigned a coach for the initial two years of the church plant. The coach and planter meet monthly for encouragement, accountability and consultation.
New Church Incubator
Support and encouragement are important in the early years of a new church. We involve church planters in a new church incubator with other church planters to help sharpen skills and maintain focus.