March 31, 2020  
 
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Starting a Bible Church

Starting a Bible church is an excellent opportunity but it's important to plan out the startup process in detail before you start. Here are a few secrets on the startup process.

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

There are an astronomical number of independent and denominational congregations that define themselves as a Bible church. Although the inclusion of the term "Bible" in church names primarily denotes an emphasis on Scripture, it has also come to be understood as a sign of conservative theology, ideology and practice.

Since many Bible churches are evangelical, Bible church leaders tend to be active church planters and a popular target for religious entrepreneurs interested in launching new ministry works.

The startup requirements for Bible churches are minimal when compared to mainline and denominational church plants. Clergy may not be required to possess advanced theological training and Bible churches are usually self-governing, making it much easier for dedicated and passionate new leaders to get their ministries off the ground.

Bible Church Organizational & Administrative Requirements

Most Bible church leaders have no shortage of energy and vision. But many new pastors lack the administrative experience and expertise to run a successful organization, especially if they are new to the field of vocational ministry.

From an administrative standpoint, a new Bible church isn't unlike a new small business. Religious and secular entrepreneurs both struggle to create processes and systems capable of handling administrative and organizational requirements.

For a closer look at how you can learn from the small business community, we recommend exploring the administrative issues and solutions that new entrepreneurs typically face during their organizations' initial stages.

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