The church is not a building you sit in, it is a movement you choose to be part of. When you join Converge, you become part of a movement of like-minded, Bible-believing churches focused on the mission of Jesus. We are spiritually dynamic, relationally devoted,
missionally driven and culturally diverse.
As partners on the same mission, we’re more effective working together to reach more people with the gospel.
With Converge, you’ll get personalized coaching, practical training, relevant resources and tested strategies that work in ministry context. Rather than committing your own resources (time, money, people), we’ve developed proven systems that
will help increase the long-term success of your ministry. More importantly, you'll be part of a family with other church leaders and mentors to support you, enthusiastic partners who want to see you succeed. Converge churches and pastors also have
access to additional services and resources, including individualized coaching, training events, conferences and more.
Staying connected with other leaders in ministry is vital. When you join Converge, you get a family that will walk with you, brothers and sisters that will sharpen you, coaches that will train you and a team that will minister with you.
Throughout your journey you’ll continue to receive coaching, training, church planting resources and the opportunity to connect with other leaders in Converge. When your church plant is ready to plant a new church, we'll walk alongside you throughout the process. We can help you with:
Learning how to raise up leaders within your church
Planning for capital campaigns and expansion
Keeping you and your church healthy as you fulfill God's calling in your ministry
After some conversations together, you'll have the opportunity to attend Converge's highly-trusted Church Planting Assessment Center. During the assessment, trained assessors will help you discern your calling, fit in ministry and capacity to be the lead pastor on a planting team. Next, we’ll outline partnership details, discuss your salary and explain what church planting grants you will receive.
We’ll teach you how to raise funds, recruit your launch team and fill out the legal forms to establish your church as a 501c3 non-profit. We can even help with the creative aspects of your church plant such as naming, branding, logo development and getting your website up and running.
The support doesn’t end just because you're ready to launch your church. Now the real fun begins. When it’s time to launch, we stand with you to support you and your team. We want to make sure you're ready to launch successfully.
God designed us to live for something bigger than ourselves and our churches. So our movement of autonomous congregations choose to work together, starting and strengthening churches and sending missionaries. Their collaboration includes participation in resourcing those efforts locally and globally.
Our prayer is that every individual would lead someone to Christ and disciple him or her: Each One Reach One, Each One Raise One.
And we call every church to start a congregation and send a missionary: Each One Start One, Each One Send One.
We ask each pastor to develop relationships with other Converge pastors and district leaders by participating in national and regional initiatives:
LEAD Teams, coaching, trainings, events and conferences.
We ask each church to become a percentage giver to the following Converge ministries: first to your district, second to local church planting
and third to the national movement. Supporting the district and national ministries gives your church real partnership in a dynamic worldwide movement.
Converge knows the value strong churches add to people, communities and nations, and it shows through a commitment to strengthen churches by investing in leaders. Our church is much more effective in reaching people for Christ because we’re stronger spiritually, organizationally and relationally.”
Rod Hairston, Messiah Community Church, MD
Imagine partnering with other like-minded churches, pastors, staff and congregations–all working together to accomplish the same goal. Your goal. Our goal. God’s goal: helping people meet, know and follow Jesus. What
if you could take more ground for the kingdom, faster and better? With Converge, you can.