How to Start a Church

How to Start a Gospel Church

This advice is written for aspiring religious entrepreneurs who want to open a Gospel church. Make sure you consider this advice before you begin your venture.

Wondering how to start a Gospel church? We take you step-by-step from start to success.

The Gospel Church Tradition

"Bible believing", "Christ-centered" and "the simple gospel" are just a few of the phrases that are used to describe the gospel church tradition. Gospel churches are independent, biblically based churches that tend to be conservative in theology and fiercely committed to evangelistic activities.

Unlike a denominational church, there is no central governing authority for gospel churches. Many gospel churches choose to band together in loose affiliations or networks, but each church within the network is responsible for their own governance and planning.

Traits of Successful Gospel Church Planters

Gospel church planters are highly entrepreneurial by nature. They are committed believers who are passionate about preaching, teaching and evangelization. The most effective gospel church pastors are relentless in their pursuit of new strategies to further their church's mission.

If you're the kind of person that needs a clear process laid out for you in advance, a gospel church plant might not be a good fit. As a gospel church leader, you will be expected to forge your own path and find creative solutions to complex congregational challenges.

It's not unusual for gospel church planters to focus in a specific area of ministry. In the business world, it's called "finding your niche". Counseling, teaching, missions, music, family programs and other niche ministries are all viable focus areas that you can use to build your ministry and your church.

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