Church Planting – Preparation

Starting the process.

Start the journey of planting a church by having key conversations, taking assessments, and building a profile with OCMN.

Conversations

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After seeking the Lord’s will through prayer have key conversations with local pastor(s), Presbyter, and OCMN Director. These are very important partners to help you along the journey.

Pastor or Planter desires to plant a new church or site:

  1. Contact OCMN Rep & area Presbyter(s) of target community
  2. Area Presbyter contacts nearby churches regarding new church
  3. Area Presbyter invites Planter to share at  an area meeting
Find your Area Presbyter.

Once you’ve completed your Initial Conversations, you’ll be ready to move on to the Application part of the Church Planting Preparation Process.

Assessments

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Assessments are a great way to learn about who you are, where you are at as a leader, and core competencies for church multiplication purposes. However, they are a tool and not a qualifying mechanism. They help to reveal strengths as well as areas of needed development.

The following Assessments will be required:

  • Church Planters — CPCA & CMN Assessment
  • Parent Church Pastors — CPCA & Jung Personality Assessments

We will provide you with your Assessment link and code (if applicable) via email. If you are ready to begin your Assessments, click below to let us know and reach out for your links.

Get your assessment link.

Once you’ve completed your Assessments, you’ll be ready to move on to the Applications part of the Church Planting Preparation Process.

Applications

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If you are planting a church as a PAC, both the Parent Church Pastor and the PAC Church Pastor will need to fill out an application.

Please be prepared with the following when filling out your applications:

Parent Church

  • Online Staff Survey (Please give each of your staff members the link sent from our office to complete the survey)
  • Document showing organizational structure (organizational chart, statement in the bylaws, or a memorandum of understanding
  • Launch Matrix (Sample will be given to you)
  • Last 2 ACMR reports & last two annual financial reports
  • References

PAC

  • Photo of Pastor and Spouse
  • Brief personal and ministry biography (include description of your call to plant a church)
  • Ministry plan for the new church including Vision Statement
  • Resume
  • References
Parent Church Application
PAC Site Pastor / Leader Application

*Send forms to ocmn@ohioministry.net


Once you’ve completed your Applications, you’ll be ready to move on to the Review part of the Church Planting Preparation Process.

Review

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Application review by OCMN team.

We’re reviewing your applications.

Once we have reviewed your Applications, we will be in touch within two weeks where you can move forward to the Interview part of the Church Planting Preparation Process.

Interview

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Scheduling and completion of the OCMN team interview.

Schedule your interview.

After you have scheduled and completed your Interview, you’ll be ready to move on to the final part of the Church Planting Preparation Process.

Final Review

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Application review and decision by Network Presbytery.

We are giving your applications a final review.

Once we have made a final decision, we will be in touch within two weeks to confirm your next steps.

Continue your church planting process.