with the BSCNC are open to any church. Churches usually partner in one of three different ways: primary partner, primary cluster or primary support.
Some churches choose to be a primary partner, meaning they assume full responsibility for partnering with the new church. Since church planting is not purchasing land or building buildings, but reaching people, many North Carolina Baptist churches can be primary partners. God has already put the money for land and buildings in the pockets of the people the new church will reach.
Other churches choose to be a part of a cluster of several churches that will partner with a new church. In this arrangement three to five churches join together to start a new church. The cluster churches do not necessarily give equally to the new church. Each of the cluster churches brings to the partnership its uniqueness, which when added to the unique contribution of the other cluster churches creates the whole of the partnership.
Some churches choose to be a support partner. These churches bring to the partnership of the new church an event or an activity that will help start the new church. Their contribution may be a survey, Backyard Bible Club or lay person to lead a Bible study.
The Church Planting Team will provide training materials and are available to train and help churches decide and plan their level of involvement in the partnership of a new church. Any one-time contribution classifies someone as Primary Support.
How can I get involved?
Generally, no assets are in place when a new church is started: no nursery, preschool, sanctuary, music program, buildings or equipment. Each new church must acquire the necessary materials and equipment, and more funds are always needed.
This listing is just a few things needed by new churches across North Carolina. Pray as you read this list and find your opportunity to be part of a church planting team in a new North Carolina Baptist church.
- Assist with building and remodeling needs
- Adopt a church planter family
- Assist with cultivation events
- Prayer walk a focus community
- Open your home for a Bible study
- Pray for a church planter and family
- Provide childcare for adult Bible studies
- Serve as a core family for six months
Material & Equipment Needs
- Children's books
- DVD players
- Communion sets
- Office supplies
- Sound equipment
- Storage bins
- Witnessing tracts