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"Christ’s method alone will give true success in reaching the people. The Savior mingled with men as one who desired their good. He showed His sympathy for them, ministered to their needs, and won their confidence. Then He bade them, 'Follow Me'" (Ministry of Healing, p. 143).

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“Christ’s method alone will give true success in reaching the people. The Savior mingled with men as one who desired their good. He showed His sympathy for them, ministered to their needs, and won their confidence. Then He bade them, ‘Follow Me'” (MH:143)

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Missional Group – Church Plant

Definition of a church plant in NCC: A healthy church plant in the Northern California Conference consists of a core leadership team engaged in the process of establishing a new mission-focused group that meets at least weekly to strategically minister to its community with the goal of growing His kingdom and becoming a self-sustaining and self-replicating congregation that glorifies God.

When God calls a person, a core group of people or a Congregation to plant a new church, this calling is confirmed by Northern California Conference through the following process:

1. Missional Group – Church Plant Process

  • Sponsoring Church Pastor & Church Planter utilize NCC Church Planting Essentials.
  • The idea of planting a new congregation is presented to the church leaders.
  • A core team, which will be the nucleus of the new congregation, is identified within the membership of the sponsoring church(es).
  • The core team creates a shared strategic vision for the new congregation.
  • The core team presents the vision and plan for establishing the new congregation to the sponsoring church board and the church in business sessions.
  • The pastor submits an application on behalf of the church to the Evangelism Department.
  • The Church Planting Advisory votes to recommend forming the new Missional Group to the NCC Administration.
  • NCC Administration votes the new Missional Group into existence.

2. Missional Group Training and Launching

  • The core team goes through the training on mission and policies required by the Northern California Conference for new church plants.
  • The Conference designates a coach for the leader(s) of the new Missional Group.
  • The pastor or lay leader will coordinate with the Executive Secretary and Evangelism Director the new church plant ceremony of the new missional group.
  • The pastor, the church board(s) of the sponsoring church(es), and the Church Planting Advisory, support and give leadership to the new missional group.

3. Becoming a Self-Sustaining and Replicating Church

  • The new missional group forms strategies for engaging (meeting community needs) for discipleship and evangelism.
  • In time, the new Missional Group is expected to grow and mature in discipleship, leadership, member engagement in the community, conversion growth, attendance, and financial solvency.
  • The sponsoring church accounts for remittances of tithe and offerings. The lay leader must attend the Lay Pastor’s training at the Northern California Conference and other church planting Conference-sponsored training events.
  • The new missional core team is expected to be faithful members of the Northern California Conference.
  • The Missional Group should be organized for evangelistic reasons and can apply for Church Company status after a minimum of one year of existence as an approved Missional group, as a minimum and an average of fifty (50) baptized members attending weekly services over one year.


Kevin Robert

Church Growth and Evangelism Director
916-886-5600 ext. 220


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