Partner With Us

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We are seeking partners, united in doctrine and in the work of planting new churches. There are three forms of TCT membership and one form of non-member partnership.

To begin the application process as a member or partner church:

1. Review our mission & visiondoctrine, and dimensions of church life.
2. If possible, we recommend you attend one of our events in order to talk with us more.
3. Contact us, to begin the process.

Three Forms of Membership

1. Church Planter membership (duration of 2 years) is for a church planter who has been assessed, approved, and is being coached for church planting ministry by TCT leadership.

Church Planter Membership Benefits & Expectations


Benefits of church planter membership include

  • Invitation to National / Regional Trainings & Gatherings
  • Access to Coaching Triads
  • Invitation to National Annual Pastors & Wives Retreat
  • Access to TCTN Planting Partner relationships
  • Access to application for church planting funding
  • International planting partnerships

Expectations for church planter membership include

  • Participation in regular TCT Gatherings / Trainings
  • Commitment to attend coaching at least six times per year
  • Attendance at the National Annual Pastors & Wives Retreat


2. New Church membership is for a church plant that has gathered an attendance of more than 40 adults, and collects an offering of over $1500-2500 per week.

New Church Membership Benefits & Expectations

Benefits of new church membership include

  • Invitation to National / Regional Trainings & Gatherings
  • Invitation for two couples to National Annual Pastors & Wives Retreat
  • Access to Coaching Triads
  • Access to TCTN Planting Partner relationships
  • Access to application for church planting funding
  • International planting partnerships
  • TCT Website Listing & Public Affiliation

Expectations for new church membership include

  • Participation in regular TCT Trainings & Gatherings
  • Attendance at the National Annual Pastors & Wives Retreat
  • Provide coaching six times per year (minimum)
  • Aim to recruit, identify, and develop potential church planters and leaders for TCTN
  • Serve on TCTN national assessment teams to assess other planters
  • Contribute from church budget
    • No less than 1% to TCTN and
    • No less than an additional 9%, totaling 10% to help fund the local, regional, national and global work of church planting, with special priority given to TCTN church plants


3. Parent Church membership is for like-minded churches whose elders embrace the TCTN Affirmation of Faith as well as a shared vision for planting churches. Parent Churches submit to TCT assessment to be approved as either 1) a church planting residency center or 2) a sending church which will supply potential church planters or church plant team members from its membership to plant TCTN churches.

Parent Church Membership Benefits & Expectations

Benefits of parent church membership include

  • Engagement in the work of church planting through a residency, assessment, coaching of planters, strategizing, and access to funding.
  • Invitation to National / Regional Trainings & Gatherings
  • Access to Coaching Triads
  • Access to TCTN Planting Partner relationships
  • Invitation for two couples to National Annual Pastors & Wives Retreat
  • Potential training of others regionally/nationally
  • Access to application for church planting funding
  • International church planting partnerships
  • TCT Website Listing & Public Affiliation
  • After 2 yrs of affiliation with network (or earlier discussion with the lead team), you may host a residency, have access to planting docs, and national & regional planting training

Expectations for parent church membership include

  • Contribution to coaching and TCT Gatherings / Trainings
  • Send representative leaders to scheduled TCTN gatherings and engage in relationships of mutual encouragement, accountability, coaching, and leadership development
  • Commitment to provide coaching at least six times per year
  • Attendance at the National Annual Pastors & Wives Retreat
  • Aim to recruit, identify, and develop potential church planters and leaders for TCTN
  • Serve on TCTN national assessment teams to assess other planters
  • Contribute from church budget
    • No less than 1% to TCTN and
    • No less than an additional 9%, totaling 10% to help fund the local, regional, national and global work of church planting, with special priority given to TCTN church plants

 

One Form of Non-Member Partnership

TCTN Planting Partners are churches and individuals who desire to provide financial and relational support directly to a partnering TCTN Church Planter. This partnership provides a relationship by connecting the church to an approved TCTN Church Planter. Planting Partners commit to one year agreements to prayerfully financially support their TCTN Church Planter. All money given through TCTN Planting Partner gifts goes directly to a church plant.

Planting Partner Benefits & Expectations

Benefits of planting partnership include

  • Invitation to Lead Pastor to attend National / Regional Trainings & Gatherings
  • Direct relationship with assessed, approved, coached TCT Church Planter
  • Introduction of church planting DNA to your local body of believers
  • Opportunity to support church planting directly

Expectations for planting partnership include

  • Prayer support for church planter
  • Financial support for church planter


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