Starting a new church is the most wonderful and powerful opportunity you could ever experience. Like anything that is worthwhile, starting it is very hard work. This is where we can help. Seven Cities Church is committed to providing church planters with the tools necessary to plant a healthy, vibrant church that will influence and impact the city they plant in. In this case, Suffolk, Virginia. A wonderful community in the Seven Cities of Coastal Virginia or Hampton Roads. Planning and preparation are the keys factors to determining success as you pursue your dream of planting a new church.
The following steps are vital components that increase the chances of a church establishing itself as a long-term and influential part of the local community:
Step 1 – Pray
For guidance regarding where should be started or planted in one of the 7 Cities of Coastal Virginia.
Step 2 – Connect
Contact the leadership of the sending church to seek guidance and wise counsel regarding the path to choose for starting a new church, i.e. multisite, Parent-daughter church, or partnership.
Step 3 – Initiate
A sending church works directly with you on each of these six crucial proven steps to launch a successful church:
Go through an assessment process -Assessment testing will help you discover your readiness for planting. You will gain insights into the strengths and weaknesses you bring to the planting process.
Be trained – Attend a Church Planting training program of some type. There are many or varying quality and cost.
Build a Team – This will include prayer team, core team and launch team.
Development of Operations/Administration/Legal strategy systems
Your sending church will have a team to serve, partner, and pray with you as you pursue God’s vision to build His church.