CHURCH PLANTING RESIDENCY

A residency is an important step for a potential church planter. In addition to theological training (formal/informal), a 12-month residency at Appleton Gospel offers valuable knowledge, experience, coaching, and assessment to confirm and clarify a call to church planting.

The vision of Appleton Gospel is that the Gospel of Jesus Christ will transform the people of the city in every way. Our dream is to see this vision ripple out from Appleton—even to the ends of the earth! We believe that it takes all kinds of churches to reach all kinds of people. So by planting healthy, gospel- centered churches, we will effectively share the good news of Jesus in word and deed with a world that is lost without him. Appleton Gospel will plant churches. Would you join us?

A church planting residency includes:

  • Required reading and EFCA church planter training

  • Leading a Community Group

  • Observation of pastoral ministry

  • Preaching opportunities

  • Developing a church planting plan

  • Monthly coaching meetings with the Lead Pastor

  • Coaching on next steps in partnership with the EFCA church planting assessment process


 

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