Church Planting Proposal

Randy Knutson

Writing a Church Plant Proposal by Randy Knutson Instructions: The following is an outline for a written proposal. Think through each section. Create a written description for each item and compile them in the following order:

1. WHY START A NEW CHURCH?

  • a. State your calling
  • b. State what kind of church you envision
  • c. Demonstrate the need for new church
  • e. Explain why you are the founding church planter

2. WHO IS MY MINISTRY FOCUS GROUP?

  • a. Describe your target group
  • b. Describe the community needs
  • c. Include appropriate demographics
  • d. Describe your reasons for selecting your location site.

3. WHAT KIND OF CHURCH ARE WE TRYING TO PLANT?

  • a. State your core values
  • b. State and expand your mission statement
  • c. Describe your church's ministry style
  • d. Define your ministry model
  • e. Draw your ministry flow chart

4. WITH WHOM WILL YOU PLANT THIS CHURCH?

  • a. Describe your ideal launch team
  • b. Include a profile of any confirmed ministry partners
  • b. Define the specific roles your expect to fill
  • c. List the team members you will need

5. HOW AND WHEN WILL YOU PLANT THIS CHURCH?

  • a. Include a detailed strategic plan
  • b. Include a detailed time line for the first 18-36 months
  • c. Include a detailed explanation of how you will gather your core

6. HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

  • a. Include a start-up budget
  • b. Include a cash flow analysis
  • c. Define your funding strategy

7. HOW CAN ONE BE INVOLVED?

  • a. Join the Intercession prayer team
  • b. Volunteer time to help
  • c. Suggest potential contacts and network
  • d. Give Equipment you have for project
  • c. Financial support one time or monthly

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