A Church Planting Proposal

By Daniel L. Sonnenberg

1. THE CALL TO CHURCH PLANTING (WHY START A NEW CHURCH?)

My call to church planting

For purposes of this paper, I am assuming the requisite key elements, competencies and confirmation of a call to serve as a church planter. The key elements of a call to church planting include spirituality, ability, affinity and opportunity. Spirituality includes spiritual life and family life. Ability includes spiritual gifts and ministry skills. Affinity includes desires and motives. Opportunity includes need and support, that is, there is a perceived need for a new church plant and support is available. These key elements are assumed in sufficient measure by the grace of God. Continue reading