SBTC Church Planting Funding Support
This support system is specifically designed for new church starts that would like to affiliate with the SBTC, connect with other planters, benefit from the SBTC coaching support and need some funding support.
PLEASE NOTE: While SBTC funding is substantial, it will not be enough to support a full time planter. All planters are strongly encouraged to be enlisting all the support they can from family, friends and other churches.
Also, we recommend the planter start some small group Bible studies and building core group even before finishing the SBTC support process. The SBTC usually prefers the planter have at least 15-20 adults gathering in weekly Bible studies before funding will commence. The planter should plan to attend a Church Planter Training very early in the plant process so as to avoid making unnecessary strategy mistakes.
Steps for Planter:
This is a two part application and information gathering to help us know you and the area in which you desire to start a new church.
During this phase, you will be asked to fill out an online form for completing a background check.
Next, you will be given instructions for completing a formal Church Planter Assessment
The SBTC Planter assessment consists of two parts:
2. Once the PLACE online survey is completed, SBTC will instruct its assessors to schedule a personal interview with the planter and spouse.
Each prospective planter will need to have three references complete a reference form and return it to us. Here is the form for download. Planter Reference Form
The Prospective church planter will need to attend a Church Planter Training (Basic Training) This can be done at any time.
The SBTC acknowledges other quality church planter trainings. If you have attended on in the past 3 years, please contact us to let us know when, where and by whom for the training event.
Upon finishing the planter training, the planter will submit a Strategy Proposal and Budget.
SBTC Affiliation is a requirement for the new church plant.
The Resource Meeting
As you commence your new work, please explore the church planting resources page. We continually add new resources and links of materials and other helps for the various ministry needs of the new plant.