Wondering how to start a Grace Brethren church? We take you step-by-step from start to success.
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The Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches
The Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches is an international network of churches with a heritage that reaches back to the late 1800s. It is a conservative, Protestant fellowship that places a priority on biblical truth and missions work.
Grace Brethren churches populate more than 250 cities in North America and there are 3,000+ Grace Brethren churches located outside the U.S. As a prospective Grace Brethren church planter, you will find plenty of opportunities and encouragement for your efforts. The Fellowship is very supportive of religious entrepreneurs interested in launching new ministries and maintains a church planting section on its website.
Financing a Grace Brethren Church Launch
Even though the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches encourages church planting, there are few, if any, financial resources available for church planters and religious entrepreneurs. So to finance a new Grace Brethren church, you'll need to rely on your own resourcefulness and charitable contributions.
Knowing how to attract donors to your church plant is a skill that needs to be mastered early. Without the funding support of committed donors, a Grace Brethren church is limited in its ability to execute its mission and expand its ministry offerings.
Since funds are usually limited during the early stages of a Grace Brethren church plant, many religious entrepreneurs start small, holding weekly meetings in a home or borrowed space. As the meetings grow, a core group of followers will coalesce and become the catalyst for a full-blown Grace Brethren church plant.
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