Ultimately, the call and development of a church planter is the work of the Spirit. However, we follow ten best practices to nurture a healthy church plant with a healthy church planter. We often cluster them with the acrostic ACTS.
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Jesus said, “Apart from me, you can do nothing.” The effectual, fervent prayer of a body of people is what is necessary to transform America. We are asking everyone to set their alarms for 10:02am to pray that the Lord of the Harvest would send workers (Luke 10:2).
C2C helps planters to discern their calling and vision to plant a church. We walk with them, as a shepherd, to help them make one of the most important decisions of their lives.
C2C network provides a formal Assessment Center with many seasoned leaders to measure a candidate’s capacity according to our Ten Dimensions of a Church Planter.
Every church planter receives a gospel coach to meet with the planter monthly to shepherd and equip in personal, spiritual, and missional aspects of their lives.
C2C enters into a covenant with the church planter, the sending church, and the denominational partners to facilitate the planting of a healthy church by healthy partners.
C2C planters enter into an apprenticeship prior to launching their new church. This on ramping allows the planter the time necessary to prepare properly and to develop a core group.
C2C holds a high value on the authority, inerrancy, and proclamation of the Scriptures in a bold manner. We train our planters to become effective gospel communicators.
C2C equips local leaders through a learning community of fellow planters in Incubator, a 16-module church planting school. We sponsor a National Conference, MULTIPLY, to embolden leaders for planting, replanting, and multi-site expansion. We have regional events like Ascent Basecamp to recruit and encourage church multiplication.
C2C seeks to ensure that every new ministry has a good financial base and good financial systems.
C2C works with the planter to establish a temporary external leadership team to give oversight, accountability and support to the planter and church.