Churches Planting Churches

Converge is unique because of our commitment to multiply movements of spiritual reproduction. We are about churches that are movement-focused and kingdom-minded.  Converge plants churches that plant churches and resources established congregations who have a vision for multiplication.

How can your church be engaged in parenting, partnering, or the multisite movement?

Parenting

Churches that engage in parenting new churches provide the most effective and the lowest risk model for successful church planting. The emotional, spiritual, financial, and human resources that a parent church can offer are irreplaceable. Converge’s vision is to raise up a movement of churches that have their own vision, plan, and commitment to parenting new churches. Converge is an integral partner! Resources are available for any church interested in exploring the parenting vision!

Partnering

Churches partnering together to plant a new church can be a very effective model for planting. Churches from a LEAD Team can partner together. They can share in the risk and in the resources. Together, they can do much more than they may be able to do alone. Again, Converge can help in this process.

Multi-site Expansion

The multi-site revolution is gaining traction all across the Converge movement. Converge church planting leadership have affirmed the multi-site model as a genuine church planting strategy. Converge is able to assist your church in exploring this vision and method to impact other communities with the good news of Jesus.

Church Multiplication Centers

Churches that have the vision and capacity to multiply three or more new churches within a five-year period of time are considered church multiplication centers. Obviously, these church planting churches are key to a growing movement. Converge is committed and able to partner strategically with these multiplication centers in helping recruit, assess, train, coach, and potentially fund these church planting movements. What an exciting thing to see churches engaged in the vision of spiritual reproduction at this level.

Resources

  • 12 steps to Becoming a Parent Church - Download PDF (1.2MB)
  • Planting Fast Growing Churches by Stephen Grey
  • Churches Planting Churches by Bob Logan
  • Parent Church Landmines by Tom Nebel
  • A Multi-Site Church Roadtrip by Geoff Surratt, Greg Ligon, & Warren Bird
  • Better Together: Making Church Mergers Work by Jim Tomberlin