Church planting leaders around the world recognize Converge as one of the most effective church planting movements. Converge Church Planting achieves a success rate of over 85% by:
- assessing potential church planters
- effectively coaching for success
- managing environmental risk factors
- enlisting parenting and partnering churches
Nationally, Converge Church Planting has a vision to plant over 300 healthy new churches by 2015.
Pathway to Planting
Discover what Converge is all about and how we can serve you as a church planter by checking out information on this site and then contacting Katie Nelson. She'll ask you for a resume and preaching sample, so work on getting those prepared.
Time to really get to know each other by phone. Together we'll set a date and time to talk.
You'll be asked to fill out a church planter's profile and provide six references. This helps us get a better picture of your church planting potential and background.
Now it's time to clarify and harmonize with one of our Regional Directors. You'll have opportunities to ask questions and dive deep and we'll be able to share our expectations for you, your planting team and the church plant.
At Converge, we believe that church planter assessment is one key factor to our movement's church planting success. The four-day experience for planters and their spouses is facilitated by a highly qualified assessment team and is offered at various times and locations throughout the year.
Zero in. You'll prepare a detailed proposal covering your prospective church planting area, target group and any specifics of the church planting project.
Formal Call to Plant
Following the acceptance of your proposal, your regional church planting team or an area lead team will issue a formal call as a church planter. This will include a meeting where you go over an expectations agreement with your Regional Director.
Upon your acceptance of the call, you'll be connected with an experienced church planting coach to help you and your team get moving. We'll also provide you with strategic resources to guide you in starting your new church ministry.
You and your team will raise both prayer and financial support. Your planting coach and regional team will actively be involved in this important process.
Plant a Church
The pre-planting process is complete but the really challenging work is just beginning. Our systems provide ongoing coaching and resources to church planters and their teams even after their new churches are planted. But don't stop here. Remember...healthy churches plant churches. It is never too early to begin thinking about planting again.
Join a Network
Our Regional Directors sponsor four gatherings throughout the year to encourage pastors, planters & teams to raise the missional temperature in their regions and to fuel our multiplication movement.
Join a Senior Pastor Coaching Group
These supportive groups meet six times a year to help you strategically think through your ministry and to assist you in breaking the critical growth barriers you will face. Remember: healthy leaders plant healthy churches who in turn plant healthy churches.