You’ve discerned your call and are excited to plant a church—now what? From setting the direction of your new church to form a contextual biblical community to sending your own planters out through multiplication—practical, biblical instruction will guide you in your church planting journey.
One size won’t fit all when it comes to church planting. Your context informs and determines your approach. New Life Bible College will provide training to help you prepare to succeed whether you’re planting on a college campus, replanting an older congregation, or establishing a plant while maintaining another career in the community. Interactive peer-learning environments guided by an experienced trainer give you the tools to develop and implement a strategic mission unique to your gifts, chosen model, and context.
This class is divided up into several sections which are designed to give you a comprehensive look at Church Planting. It can be utilized by pastors on all levels of Church Planting from those who want an understanding of it, to those who would like to improve their skills and techniques, to those who would like to restart a church.
The first part looks at the first steps taken to develop a vision and core values and develop and recruit team members. This leads into strategies for integrating into a culture or community and how to reach your audience most successfully. A section on administrative, financial, and legal issues will help you recognize and be familiar with some of the issues that a new church may face and how to deal with each matter. It will discuss those legal matters that are essential in providing the framework for a successful new church.
The next part looks at how to integrate and grow Evangelism within your church. It will discuss how to reach individuals in the community which includes setting the stage for soul winning by utilizing a number of successful techniques. It discusses the Biblical Basis of Evangelism and how you can grow your church and Sunday school.
The goals of this class are to: