PURPOSE The purpose of this cohort is to create a church planters support network for men and women who will plant churches in the Greater Kansas City Region of the CCDOC.
PLAN Potential church planters will complete an application in order to discern their commitment to church planting as well as the assessment from the New Church Minister of the CCDOC in order to determine their aptitude for church planting.
Once selected, church planters must sign the memorandum of understanding found in the New church strategic plan and commit to the process of training and development of themselves as a church planter with the intent to plant a church within 6 months to one year in order to receive up to 5 years of support. Each church should be self sustaining at year 5.
FOLLOW STEPS IN STRATEGIC PLAN Identify/Recruit, Discern/Application and Assessment, Disciple/Training Send/ Launch
CURRICULUM Personality – Getting to Know Yourself and Your Leadership Style Spiritual Disciplines Passion - Vision and Mission Polity PLUS… GKC goals; Standing Place – What does your church look like? Where is it located? Neighborhood Analysis, Planting Models Capacity Building – Launch Team and Planting Calendar Capacity Building – Fundraising, Stewardship, Budgeting Capacity Building – Community Partnerships Preaching and Pastoral Care Administrative Process – 501c3, Bank Accounts, Post Office Box Conflict Resolution Anti-Racism Training Public Relations – Marketing, Social Media and more...
MENTORSHIP Each church planter will be partnered with an established pastor in the GKC Region for mentoring around church administration, Worship planning, Personnel, and Pastoral Care.
New Church Collective is another resource for mentoring and sharing ideas. Bi-weekly zoom call led by New Church Minister CCDOC. Church Hacks.
The Co-Hort will meet at least one to two times per month as a group in person or via Zoom unless traveling together for Conferences.
There will be reading assignments [books and articles] and written assignments throughout the training and development.
We will sponsor church planters attendance to one church planting or leadership conference in person that we will do together and one online of their choosing.