Welcome to the GCBA church-planting page. This page is for:
- Potential Church Planters
- Church Planters
- Sponsor and Partner Churches
- Established Churches
I hope that you can find some good resources on this page.
My goal as the Church Planting Consultant is to be a resource for both individuals and churches that are interested in church planting. So if you have the slightest bit of curiosity on what all this church planting talk is all about or if you are already in full swing of starting a church, I would love to connect with you.
Church Planting Catalyst, SEND Network part of NAMB
New Work Team Leader
Why Plant Churches
Why do we need more churches? Well the answer is simple; history shows that planting new churches is one of the most effective ways of reaching the lost world for Jesus Christ.
Listed below are a few resources on this topic. Check them out and see why we feel that there is a great need to plant more churches.
Why Plant Churches by Tim Keller
Thanks for checking out this tab. If you are a pastor or leader of an established church, we would love the opportunity to share with you about church planting in our area and ways that you could get involved.
There are many ways to help sponsor a church plant and most of them do not involve writing a check every month. Church planters have many needs that the established church may have readily available, such as office space, worship space, Lord's Supper supplies, equipment, and even mission-minded workers.
Below there are a couple of links on how the established church can help in church planting efforts. Again, we would love to hear from you so please contact us!
The NAMB Send Network has a lot of great articles for church leaders.
Check those out here: www.sendnetwork.com
Free E-book: Leading Your Church in Church Planting by JD Payne
Planting churches can be exciting and fulfilling work but it takes a tremendous amount of work, dedication, and always takes a calling. If you are considering the idea of planting a church, we would love to talk with you. There is an abundance of resources out there for church planting but due to the many ideologies of the matter, it is hard to wrap your mind around it all. Listed below are several great resources.
The NAMB Send Network has a lot of great articles for all stages of church planting. Check those out here: www.sendnetwork.com
Missouri Baptist Church Planting Ministry has a lot of great resources on their site as well. https://mobaptist.org/church-planting/
JD Payne, a leader in the church-planting world, offers many great resources. On his website you can find his books, his blog, and even a couple free E-Books.
Highly Recommended Book – Discovering Church Planting
Nelson Searcy also has a ton of resources on his website. Nelson is a systems guy and that is probably why I like him so much. He has several great books and he offers a lot of materials for free on his website.
Highly Recommended Books: Launch and Fusion
Making it Legal
There are many stresses that come along with the job of church planting but making everything legal has to be towards the top of the list.
This link provides a great info graphic of what it takes to make a church legal.
Another great resource is Guidestone.
It is crucial that your payroll is on the up-and-up. Having a CPA friend is always a plus but when you don't have one of those there are a lot of good resources out there.
There are certain things that have to be done bi-weekly, monthly, or quarterly depending on the total payroll of the church. It is very important to have all of your ducks in a row so that you don't have the IRS knocking at your door. You can rack up some pretty hefty fines if you do not file things on time.
Please contact Adam if you have any questions regarding payroll.
Guidestone is a great resource for many things when it comes to a minister's salary and compensation.