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The Church Planting Process


The Church Planting Process is a formula which has been proven to facilitate the planting of healthy, reproducing church plants. It is divided into four key phases:

  1. Readiness
  2. Recruitment
  3. Mentoring
  4. Multiplication

Readiness

  • Area PROBEs

    The discovery of people groups and communities in need of new churches.

  • People Group Worldview Studies

    A process of gaining a better understanding of a selected people group for the purpose of developing and implementing relevant church planting plans.

  • Strategic Prayer

    Assisting SBCV churches in praying for the needs of the harvest in Virginia by way of sharing timely prayer guides as well as providing opportunities for on-site prayer activities.

Recruitment

  • Church Planter Enlistment

    Seeking those whom God has called to actively participate in church planting.

  • Church Plant Sponsor Enlistment

    Seeking churches that will partner together in planting a new church.

  • Church Planter Mentor Enlistment

    Seeking experienced pastors and church planters who will invest in the lives of current church planters, particularly in the early phases of their church plant.

Mentoring

  • Church Planter Mentoring

    Pairing current church planters with experienced pastors and church planters who will invest in the lives of current church planting, particularly in the early phases of their church plant.

  • Equipping for Church Planter Mentors

    Providing training for experienced pastors and church planters that will equip them to be effective church planting mentors.

  • Church Planter Networks

    Gathering church planters both regionally and statewide for the purpose of ongoing equipping, peer learning, prayer, encouragement, and celebration.

  • Equipping for Sponsoring Churches

    Providing consultation to local churches regarding effective models and activities for sponsorship.

  • Annual Church Planter Assessments

    Providing annual evaluations and feedback to church planters for the purpose of assisting them and their church plant to attain greater levels of growth and health.

Multiplication

  • Church Planting Mission Opportunities

    Providing local churches with hands-on ministry opportunities that are designed to assist new church plants to impact lives in their respective communities with the Gospel.

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