Become a Church Planter!
Interested in Planting a New Church in New Mexico?
If you feel that God may be leading you to a church planting ministry, we are privileged to assist you by providing information and guidance about the process of becoming a church planter in New Mexico. The guidelines for application for a church planting position are listed below.
When a church or an association starts a new church, they may prefer to design their own process for locating and calling a church planter. Through Church Planting Ministries, the Missions Mobilization Team of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico is available to partner with churches and associations and assist them in starting new churches. Individuals who wish to apply for a church planting role funded by the Baptist Convention of New Mexico must follow the approval process below, which is carefully designed to match the church planter to the local situation.
1. To provide direction in partnerships between all entities involved in the support of a new church start.
2. To provide a support system for church planters in New Mexico.
Process for Approval:
Candidate submits a current professional resume
Completion of a BCNM Background Check
Personality Profile (Online PLACE Ministries) (BCNM will provide access code for PLACE Ministries Profiles)
Spritual Gifts Profice (Online PLACE Ministries)
LifeWay Assessment (Online) (BCNM will provide access code for LifeWay Assessment)
Assessment of Church Planter and Spouse
Attendance at New Mexico Church Planting Conference
Development of a Support System
Development of a Partnership Agreement
Signs Covenant: Minimul Doctrinal Statement and Cooperative Program
Candidate submits NAMB Personnel Information Form
Continuing participation in training events that will further develop the church planter and/or church planting team
Benefits of the Process:
1. Explores the personality, spiritual gifts, abilities, and passions of the individual.
2. Explores sixteen critical behaviors vitally important to church planting.
3. Facilitates professional development of the church planting team.
4. It allows for accountability from all partners.
5. It serves as a timetable to get goals accomplished.
6. It provides for an initial ministry plan.