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Sending Church

A Sending Church partners with a new church plant with prayer, participation and provision, taking responsibility for the plant until it is self-sustaining, self-governing and self-propagating. 

Sending Churches take the lead role in planting new churches. They demonstrate their commitment to the plant’s long-term success by ensuring the planter has been properly assessed and trained, celebrating and encouraging the planter by commissioning him, ensuring ongoing care and coaching and providing accountability for giving, conduct and teaching.

The resources below are designed to help Sending Churches better understand and fill their role. A Sending Church Lab is a great place to learn best practices from some of the nation’s best Sending Church pastors.

March 15, 2017 | Church Mobilization
Sending Churches must often provide a church plant with practical guidance on various administrative and legal matters. We provide this document to outline some of the issues that typically should be addressed.
November 8, 2016 | Church Mobilization
Why would a church want to be a Sending Church? Sending your people, investing your time and sharing your resources all require giant steps of faith. So what moves a church to take on this great task? Here are nine reasons your church should become a Sending Church.
November 8, 2016 | Church Mobilization
A Sending Church takes responsibility for a new church plant until the plant is self-sustaining, self-governing and self-propagating. Here are some of important tasks and characteristics to keep in mind as you seek to be a strong sending church.
December 20, 2016 | Church Mobilization
Where do you start when coaching your church planter? Use these scripts to start conversations about many of the significant issues your planter will face in the days ahead.
November 8, 2016 | Church Mobilization
Sending Churches take responsibility for a church plant until it is self-sustaining, self-governing and self-propagating. Here are 10 basic things a Sending Church should do.
November 8, 2016 | Church Mobilization
Sending Churches take responsibility for a church plant until it is self-sustaining, self-governing and self-propagating. This PDF clarifies what NAMB expects of Sending Churches and what Sending Churches can expect from NAMB.
November 8, 2016 | Church Mobilization
A Supporting Church comes alongside a Sending Church to support a church plant by praying, participating and/or providing. This PDF will clarify, in detail, what NAMB expects of Supporting Churches and what Supporting Churches can expect from NAMB.
November 2, 2015 | Church Mobilization
A “Catch the Vision Tour” (CTV) is typically a two-day experience where pastors/key leaders from your church travel to a Send City where you will be hosted by NAMB’s Send City Missionary. To download this video, click on the "Vimeo" link at the lower right of the player above, then click the...
Church Planting Agreement MS Word Document
March 15, 2017 | Church Mobilization
NAMB strongly recommends that Sending Churches and church plants formally document their relationship in a clear, written agreement as early as possible. This model agreement provides as an example that addresses the typical issues known to NAMB and the Send Network.
November 8, 2016 | Church Mobilization
Planting a church on the edge of lostness is often difficult and lonely work. One of the best things you can do as a Sending Church is to serve your planter by taking a proactive role in encouraging and caring for him and his family. Here are 10 practical ways you can care for your church planter.
November 8, 2016 | Church Mobilization
November 29, 2016 | Church Mobilization
Sending Churches will intentionally speak into the calling of a church planter and walk with them through every crucial step of the planting process. Here are six steps you can take to help planters grow in your church.