The ACTS of Church Planting
Much is changing on the church planting horizon in Florida and we’ve been anticipating those changes at GOBA. We’ve been working diligently the past few months to make sure that GOBA churches still have access to the best church planting tools available. At GOBA, we’ve always believed that churches plant churches. The role of the association is to come along side and assist sponsor churches to help them to produce healthy church plants that become multiplying churches. To that end, we will continue to offer the ACTS of church planting to our member churches:
We are encouraging sponsor churches to use the LifeWay online church planter assessment for church planter candidates. This objective assessment tool was developed by Ed Stetzer and has been used with great results for several years. The assessment tool is available at churchplanter.lifeway.com.
Research has shown that church planters who meet at least monthly with a qualified coach tend to be more effective than those who do not receive the benefits of coaching. We have several trained coaches in our association who are willing to serve church planters in this manner. GOBA also offers in person and online coach training to our member churches. Visit goba.org/coaching for more details.
GOBA will continue to provide training for church planters and sponsor churches. We also conduct national-level training events for denominational leaders, missionaries, and local church leaders. For more information, visit goba.org/church-planting-process.
GOBA continues to facilitate monthly church planter network gatherings where church planters and multiplying church leaders receive encouragement and support from each other. These leaders get together each month to P.E.G. - Pray for one another, Encourage one another and Give themselves away. Visit reproducingchurches.com/orlando-city-group for more details.
While the Florida Baptist Convention will continue to offer church planting funding to sponsor churches, they will no longer provide training, assessment, background checks or any other services to support church planting in Florida. Sponsor churches are expected to provide these services to their own church plants. GOBA is here to help sponsor churches to be more effective at church multiplication. Contact Mark Weible at 407-293-0450 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Posted on Fri, August 7, 2015
by Mark Weible filed under