The Church Planting Residency Program of Family Church is a two-year intensive program designed to train and resource leaders for new church plants. Since we take a team leadership approach to church planting, this program is designed not simply for lead planters/pastors, but also for those who will lead in other roles, including worship leaders, associate pastors, operations/admin, student and kid’s ministry. Our goal is to plant viable churches in communities throughout Palm Beach County and beyond, in an effort to spread the gospel across South Florida.
Planting a church is a difficult task even for the most gifted individual. It is therefore our belief that there is no substitute for proper training and personal integrity for the person who believes he/she has been called to church planting. For that reason, our primary goals include: providing a solid doctrinal foundation, developing specific ministry skills and placing an emphasis on strong moral character. These themes have been purposely integrated throughout the program and, should the need arise, any observed deficiencies in these areas will be addressed in a constructive, Christ-honoring manner.
Throughout this program there will be on-going evaluations of each candidate, including his/her personal progress and the health of his/her family. It is our intent not only to prepare you for the immediate purpose of planting a church, but also to prepare you for the on-going challenges of maintaining a new church. Our hope and prayer for you is the process of planting a church will be a positive and rewarding experience for your entire family.