Church Planting Spouse Network
Couples go into church planting together. They are called, assessed, and sent as a unit. However, somewhere along the way many church planting spouses become disillusioned and lost in the field. Research has shown that a church plant is more likely to succeed if both the planter and the spouse recieve coaching and training. The CMC is committed to creating an environment where church planting spouses can find support, encouragement, and coaching. For more information on how to get connected and resourced go HERE.
CMC Equip Videos
*Links coming soon…
How Do I Know if I’m Called to Plant?
How to Launch Large
How to Get the Most Out of Your Coaching Relationship
The Top 5 Questions Every Church Planter Must Ask
How to Have a Healthy Marriage While Planting
How to Make Co-Planting Work
How to Become a Sending Church
How to Handle Challenging Circumstances
How to Grow Closer to God While Planting
How to Maintain Momentum After Launch
What it’s Like to Be a Female Church Planter
The Top 3 Things I Wish I Knew Before Planting
How to Raise Lots of Money for my Plant
What Not to Do When Recruiting Launch Team Members
Neighborhood Church Planting
How to Multiply Through Multi-Sites
Stay connected to the latest movement-makers by listening to the CMC Podcast. Click HERE for the web-link or type “Church Multiplication Collective” in your iTunes or Podcast app.
Why Church Planting Matters
Is God Calling Me to Start a New Church?
Church Planting Systems EvaluationTool
5 Indicators that You Might be Leading a Church Planting Church
Developing Your Leadership Pipeline
The State of Church Planting (2015 Research)
Send Well: 9 Things Sending Churches Must Do
Multisite Church Scorecard Report
Church Planting Consultants
Church planting is a unique adventure filled with many unknowns. Below is a list of experts in key areas that are willing to provide you with wisdom and consultation for free.
Fund Raising | Scott Rhyno (Fund Developer of TWC)
Fund Raising Resources
Raising money for a church plant is one of the most important parts of church planting. Raising funds takes vision and a clear way to communicate that vision. Unless you are independently wealthy, starting a church will take more money than you currently have at your disposal. The average church plant raises $100,000 in the first four years from outside support. Only 60% of those are self-sufficient by year four. To learn how to be a successful fund raiser go HERE.
Become a Sending Church
Is your church ready to multiply? A sending church is responsible for church plants until they are self-sustaining, self-governing, and self-propagating. Serving a church planter as a sending church is incredibly generous, sacrificial, and rewarding. Learn more about becoming a sending church HERE.
Become a Multi-Site Church
One multiplying church expression gaining traction is the multi-site strategy. Multi-siting should not fully replace church planting; however, studies demonstrate it is producing kingdom fruit. Many innovative churches are choosing to campus AND plant. According to Leadership Network, approximately 5 million people worship in a multi-site church on any given weekend. Learn more about becoming a multi-site church by ordering Leadership Network’s Multisite Resource Kit.
Church Planting Residency
A church planting residency is an intensive 10-month immersion program designed to prepare a church planter to effectively launch a new life-giving church. Residents will be given hands on ministry opportunities along with prepatory coaching and training established by multiplying church pastors. For more information go HERE.
Church Builders Club
The Church Builders Club is a community of financial investors who believe in supporting church plants. After a new church launches, the church planter is eligible to apply for a CBC grant. An informative newsletter is sent out to all CBC members and a call to action is enacted. Want to join the CBC? Find out more about the CBC HERE.
More Downloadable Resources
For more free downloadable resources that will help you build your church multiplication ethos and ecosystem go HERE.