If God is calling you to plant a new church, it may be that a church planting residency in an existing Treasuring Christ Together Network church is the next step. The Residency is our way of establishing an intentional relationship designed to further evaluate, equip, and commission you as an approved network church planter. Generally, we recommend the completion of a residency for all prospective church planters.
If you have already launched a new church plant and want to partner with us, check out how you can do that as an existing church.
The Church Planting Residency
The first step toward applying to the Residency is to review our mission & vision, doctrine, and dimensions of church life. Applicants must have completed their formal theological training (M.Div. or equivalent) and sense a calling from God to plant a church through one of our existing regional networks.
Here are the highlights of our Church Planting Residency:
- Content: At the beginning of each residency, the church planter works with his supervisor to establish a learning contract that is tailored to the network aims, the goals of the church planter, and the needs of the host church. The residency entails supervised ministry, seminars, classes, mentoring, and ongoing evaluation.
- Timing: The term of a residency is at the discretion of the parent church.
- Support: Financial assistance varies depending on the parent church.
While we work carefully to assess applicants and equip residents, completion of the Residency does not guarantee being affirmed as a network church planter. The elders of the parent church, in collaboration with the network leadership, will make final approval of a resident as a network planter upon completion of the Residency.