Feel called to plant a church? We can help. The Evangelism, Collegiate Ministry and Church Planting Team of the Kentucky Baptist Convention stands ready to help you fulfill your God-given calling to plant a church. We can help you:
- Define your vision and strategy.
- Create a prayer network for your work.
- Review your Planting Prospectus.
- Find ways to impact your community with Affinity Evangelism strategies.
- Strengthen your marriage.
- Learn excellent stewardship and accountability of funding sources.
- Develop effective communication with partnering sponsors.
- Receive personal encouragement and support from your KBC Consultant and other planters.
We will assist planters, churches, and associations in planting sustainable, healthy new churches throughout Kentucky for the glory of God.
Cultivate an environment for church planting among Kentucky Baptist churches, pastors, staff, church leadership, associations of the KBC, and college campuses by encouraging each of these to engage their community utilizing the Affinity Evangelism process.
Recruit and enlist Kentucky Baptist churches, pastors, church leadership, associations of the KBC, and college students to participate in a church planting effort and to pray for a church planting movement in Kentucky.
Equip and encourage Kentucky Baptist churches, pastors, church leadership, associations of the KBC, and church planters for the task of raising up church planters and planting more churches in Kentucky.
Establish and promote a strategy of multiplication/reproduction among Kentucky Baptist churches, pastors, church leadership, associations of the KBC, church planters, college students, associational and state missionaries. The strategy for multiplication and reproduction includes raising up strong church planters and churches that will plant churches in accordance with the Affinity Evangelism process.
I am interested in the possibility of planting a church. How do I get started?
We are excited about your interest! We would like to help you explore God’s calling to plant a church. To get started, you must create an online profile on our church planting website: www.kybaptisttracking.org. From there, we will provide you with multiple opportunities for assessment as you discern the call to plant a church.
What financial resources are typically provided by KBC to a new church start?
The KBC will provide a total of up to $20,000 over the course of a three year period to churches. However, this amount could increase to a total of up to $40,000 for churches that demonstrate high potential. This is called Church Planter Assistance (CPA). These decisions are made on a case-by-case basis and are contingent upon the situation of each individual church. In addition to CPA, the KBC provides a one-time gift of $1,000 to assist with initial start costs. In the case of a high potential church, the one-time gift can be increased up to $2,000.
If I receive assistance, what kind of accountability is expected?
Accountability is imperative when it comes to planting a church. Indeed, God calls each church planter to lead and develop new ministries, and to use any and all resources to help make the church a success. The KBC and its supporting churches believe in the planter and the new church plant. Therefore, it is important to keep the KBC and those supporting your ministry informed.