Church Planting Pastor’s Non- Negotiables

Complete the Three Year License to ordination

Follow District Policies

Work with an Assigned Coach

Attend Healthy Church Network (HCN) and District Conference


By-Law Non Negotiables

New church always stays a Free Church

Congregational rule/ elder led form of government

  • Affirming/choosing of the Pastor
  • Affirming/choosing Elders
  • Affirming/choosing of Members
  • Affirming/choosing Budget
  • Affirming/choosing Facility purchase

Only Free Church doctrinal statement

Assigned 5% Tithe at 3 year mark or before (1%-Nat’l Office; 2% General fund; & 2% to district church planting start up fund)

Dissolvement By-law – assets go to Free Church if church closes.