As our family of churches has grown and we continue to assess future leaders, we have found that a greater percentage of our planters are coming from the staff of our existing churches. That means we are able to plant more churches per year than we used to and a large percent of our plants are actually granddaughter and great granddaughter churches. It’s wild!
The odd thing about all of this is that, in North America, the current narrative is that there is more money ready to plant churches than there are leaders ready to do the planting.
In the Summit Collaborative, we have the opposite problem.
We are looking for aunts and uncles to join our family by helping us build an endowment fund.
In the next 5 years, we are going to need a warchest of money ready to fund each of our church plants. Then, as all of our existing churches continue to mature, we find that their giving back to the Collaborative actually continues to build that fund, so we can continue to increase in the number of churches we can plant.
We just need that head start. We need to be ready.
Will you join us? If you are ready to give, you can do that here.
If you are interested in more information or would like to visit a Collaborative Church to see the movement in action, please email our director, Clayton Greene, at firstname.lastname@example.org.