Are you called to start a church
CBF's new church starts initiative provides resources for individuals and churches interested in spreading the Good News through a new church start in the United States.
• an individual considering planting a church?
• a core group interested in establishing a CBF presence in your community?
• an established congregation exploring or supporting a new start?
BEGIN THE DISCERNMENT PROCESS:
As a first step in our process, we ask those discerning a call to church starting or those discerning a partnership with CBF’s church starting network to take part in a 8 week online discernment process.
Learn more about CBF’s church starting discernment process.
We are now accepting registration for our upcoming online cohort beginning July 7, 2014. Go ahead and sign up now through our information form. We will host a cohort in the fall (October 12-December 6: registration deadline October 6) and in the winter (January 11-March 7: registration deadline January 5).
Does your vision for starting a church align with the Fellowship's partnership model? Learn more about CBF's church starting approach.
Are you or your congregation interested in starting or supporting a Hispanic church start? Watch a 6-minute video highlighting how CBF and partner congregations are starting Spanish-speaking congregations.
Each year the Fellowship hosts several conferences and retreats for church starters, providing opportunities for networking and exploring your calling. Check out the CBF calendar for the next event or contact Andy Hale to be added to the mailing list.
Connect with your local or state CBF organization to learn about church starting resources and needs. View the list of church start contacts.
Read stories on new church starts:
• Church Starters in Oct/Nov. Fellowship Magazine
• Churches, CBF state organizations partner to start church
• Hispanic congregation in Alabama growing quickly
• North Carolina couple engages young adults, starts church
• Recent seminary graduates start church in urban neighborhood
• Hospice chaplain responds to call to start a church
• Florida church start reaches out to the 'broken'
• Church starts uses technology to reach community
• New Virginia church focuses on ministry to community
• Cowboy church hosts variety of outreach events
• Church start emerges in aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
CBF church starters are included in the Fellowship's annual prayer guide, Prayer Pathways. Order a free copy of the prayer guide online or by calling (888) 801-4223.
Do you feel called to support church starts in the United States through financial gifts? Send your check with "CBF church starts" in the memo line.