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A Lead Church Planter is a man who “takes the lead” in establishing a new church. He has a solid sense of calling from God to be involved in starting a new church. He exhibits exemplary Christian character and is supportive of the Baptist Faith and Message (2000) and the Cooperative Program. He exhibits certain competencies and strengths necessary for the activities of church planting while remaining humbly committed to personal and professional development.
A Church Planter Apprentice is a man who, as an aspiring church planter, is willing to spend up to a year in an endorsed learning environment (Church Planting Center or Church Planting Church) following God’s call, developing competencies and skills and practicing the activities of church planting all in preparation for planting a church.
A Church Planting Intern is an individual who commits to a maximum of 12 months in a developmental internship program at a church plant to learn about church planting and to discern their future involvement. These men and women serve in various church planting roles for the purpose of evangelism and disciple-making.
A Church Planting Team Member is an individual who commits to serve on a church plant team as the church is being planted. These men and women serve in various church planting roles for the purpose of evangelism and disciple-making.
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