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Opening a Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Church

Here's some helpful information that is perfect for those who want to open a Fellowship Of Christian Assemblies church. Read this article before you open up shop.

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

Snapshot of the Fellowship of Christian Assemblies

Though they share historical ties and similar theology, the Fellowship of Christian Assemblies is a distinct denomination from the Assemblies of God. Like the Assemblies of God, the FCA is a Pentecostal Christian organization with roots in the late 18th century revival movement.

FCA churches are autonomous, independent congregations that elect to participate in cooperative relationships within the Fellowship of Christian Assemblies association. Church planters should be familiar with the national and regional conferences, and have connections with FCA ministers since formal FCA recognition requires the recommendations of two active FCA members.

How to Write a Mission Statement for a FCA Church Plant

Any church plant worth its salt starts by drafting a mission statement. A mission statement is a seminal church planting document because it describes the reason for your organization's existence and sets the stage for the development of a strategic plan.

The business community has learned that vague, non-specific mission statements are useless. According to business experts, mission statements should be short and focused, emphasizing the things your church does best. Your mission statement should also exhibit a high degree of clarity so that it can be easily understood by both church members and prospective attenders.

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