Pathway to Planting

Initial Contact
Discover what Converge is all about and how we can serve you as a church planter.

Church Planter Profile Survey

Follow-up Conversation/Interview
This is a time to really get to know each other either by phone, Skype or in person. Together we’ll set a date and time to talk.

Complete Church Planter Profile
You’ll be asked to fill out a church planter’s profile and provide six references. This helps us get a better picture of your church-planting possibilities.

Assessment Center
At Converge, we believe that church planter assessment is one key factor to our movement’s church planting success. The four-day experience for planters and their spouses is facilitated by a highly qualified assessment team and is offered at various times and locations.

Church Planting 101
Church Planting 101 is two days of practical training where you will learn the basics of church planting led by our team of successful church planters. This training is a great tool if you are interested in church planting, starting a church, learning how to start a new campus of an existing church or for churches wanting to improve how they minister to their community.

Expectations
Now it’s time to clarify and harmonize. You’ll have opportunities to ask questions and dive deep, and we’ll share our expectations for you, your planting team and the church plant.

Church Plant Proposal
Zero in. You’ll prepare a detailed proposal covering your prospective church planting area, target group and any specifics of the church planting project.

Partnership Details Discussed

Formal Call to Plant
Following the acceptance of your proposal, your regional church planting team or an area LEAD Team will issue a formal call as a church planter.

Training
Upon your acceptance of the call, you’ll be connected with an experienced church planting coach to help you and your team get moving. We’ll also provide you with strategic resources to guide you in starting your new church ministry.

Raise Funds
You and your team will raise both prayer and financial support. Your planting coach and regional team will actively be involved in this important process.

Develop Launch Team

Launch the Church
The pre-planting process is complete but the challenging work is just beginning. Our systems provide ongoing coaching and resources to church planters and their teams, even after their new churches are planted. But don’t stop here. Remember, healthy churches plant churches. It is never too early to begin thinking about planting again.

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