NOC Strategy - Church Planters Network (CPN)
Our vision is to cultivate a culture where church planting is embraced, encouraged, and celebrated by all.
How do you know if you are a church planter?
Church planting is not for everyone - it takes time, perseverance, and boldness.
At the same time, we believe in church planting because it has proven to be one of the most effective tools of evangelism available.
If you have a heart for the lost, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a desire to be used by God to “pioneer” new territory for His Kingdom, we are looking for you!. Take this short quiz to see if you might be a church planting candidate. Check all of the questions you answer 'yes' to.
|Are you resilient, flexible, and adaptable? Can you be successful in a stressful situation?|
|Are you able to recover quickly from setbacks, losses, disappointments, and failures?|
|Do you exercise and understand faith? Do you know God's leading? Has this been confirmed in your life?|
|Is your motivation to be a church planter due to something other than frustration with where you are currently ministering?|
|Are you personally motivated to be a church planter and do you have the energy and stamina to plant a church?|
|Does your spouse concur with your call to church planting and is your spouse in agreement to do what it takes to plant a church?|
|Can you make friends easily with others who are not like you and might not share the same likes and dislikes as you?|
|Are you entrepreneurial and yet able to build a ministry team?|
|Are you visionary and can you pass on your vision to motivate others to work to complete it?|
|Can you reach the non-churched? Does God use you on a consistent basis to lead others to Christ?|
|Can you mentor others to reach people for Christ?|
|Can you articulate the type of church you would like to plant?|
|Do you know your community and know how to meet its needs through ministry?|
|Have you had exposure to church planting and are you aware of what the life of a church planter is like?|
|Can you articulate your ministry gifts and personal characteristics that would qualify you to be a church planter?|
|Do you have enough training to be a church planter?|
These are the kinds of things church planters do. They have a vision. They meet people to pass that vision along. They lead people to Christ. They mentor them. They solicit their help to build a new congregation. Church planters are engaging, encouraging, organized, motivating, patient, and strong. They know where they are headed and have a sense of what God is calling them to do. If this sounds like you - talk to us!
You can also find more information in the Church Planters Network section of this web site.