Church Planting Residency
North Shore Community Baptist Church is offering a church planting residency to invest in a future church planter on the North Shore.
A church planting residency is an opportunity for a church planter to receive specific training, work on leadership gifts, invest in the community, plan and fundraise, all as part of their preparation to plant a church.
Our residency is an 18-24 months program that includes
- Church planting specific coaching from experienced planters at Converge
- Leadership training from the pastors of the North Shore Gospel Partnership
- Entrepreneurial ministry experience on the North Shore in partnership with NSCBC, starting and growing a new ministry
- Opportunities to attend conferences and courses
- Developing relationships with people on the North Shore
- Developing a planting plan for a new church plant on the North Shore
It is our hope that upon completion of the residency to be able to send the church planting resident out as a planter from NSCBC.
Who can be a resident?
We are looking for someone with a passion for church planting and the gifts to carry it out.
Having a passion for the gospel and for the people in this area is essential. A church plant is for those who don't know Jesus yet so a mission mindset is needed, as is evidence of entrepreneurial leadership to be able to start something from scratch.
A church planting resident will need to love this area and be committed to the people and communities here.
It is also important to have a godly character and a vibrant faith, possessing the qualifications of an elder.
We recommend the following very helpful self assessment resources for anyone interested in church planting.
Acts 29 - https://www.acts29.com/competencies/ Entirely self-directed process with e-books and great reflective questions
Stadia - https://stadiachurchplanting.org/plant/ The Stadia Discovery process is mostly self-directed but they also provide a coach to help you through the process and answer any questions
What is a resident?
The following video from Stadia describes one church planters experience of a residency.
Residency with Stadia Church Planting
from Stadia Church Planting