To start a new life giving church we need:

  1. The right church PLANTER who has been assessed and trained to start a church.
  2. In the right PLACE where there is a cultural fit with the community.
  3. With the right PEOPLE who can form a launch team to start a new church.
  4. Who has developed the right action PLAN that sets a course for the first two years.
  5. With the right financial PACKAGE which opens multiple streams of income.

Are you interested in becoming a church planter?

  1. Set up a roundtable appointment with the New Start Coordinator. This is an informal time to discus what it takes to plant a church and an opportunity for you to ask questions.
  2. Do an informal assessment with the New Start Coordinator. This is a one hour interview that covers the thirteen qualification of a church planter.
  3. Be formally assessed. This is for the prospective church planter and spouse who are assessed by Nazarene New Start or another church planting agency.

Recommended reading

  1. Launch by Nelson Searcy and Kerrick Thomas (also Fusion and Activate)
  2. Planting fast Growing Churches by Steven Grey
  3. Big Dreams in Small Places by Tom Nebel
  4. How to Multiply your Church by Ralph Moore
  5. The Multi-Site Church Revolution by Geoff Surratt, Greg Ligon and Warren Bird
  6. Launching Missional Communities by Mike Breen and Alex Absalom (available in e-book only)
  7. For the City by Darrin Patrick and Matt Carter