How to Start a Church

How to Start a Christian Church

These tips are ideal for entrepreneurial folks who want to open a Christian church. Read this advice before you begin your venture.

Thinking about opening a Christian church? We tell you what you need to know to get started.

Christian Church Opportunities for Religious Entrepreneurs

If you're a religious entrepreneur with a passion to start a Christian church, you have a lot of options to choose from. In the U.S., Christianity dwarves other religious affiliations -- nearly 80% of the American public self-identifies themselves as "Christian". But the denominational and non-denominational identities of American Christians run the gamut and offer Christian religious entrepreneurs a vast menu of startup possibilities.

In broad terms, most American Christians fall into a handful of affiliation categories: Roman Catholic, mainline Protestant and evangelical/independent. Church planting opportunities in Roman Catholic and mainline Protestant denominations are limited for non-ordained religious entrepreneurs, making evangelical and/or non-denominational church plants easy targets for Christian church planters.

Market Research for Christian Church Plants

In today's religious environment, market research plays a role in the shape and form of new Christian churches whether church planters like it or not. Various regions and communities have differing ideas about a range of issues including worship style, ministry programming and even theology.

As a religious entrepreneur in the Christian tradition, it's important to become attuned to your spiritual marketplace. The way to do it is by learning how to properly conduct market research and by implementing sound marketing strategies that enable you to perform your church's mission in an effective manner.

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