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The Luminex Church Planting Process
Step One: Confirm the Call
Before any other steps can be taken, you must confirm God’s call to start a new church. Is God calling you to collaborate with us in this disciple making mission?
Step Two: Be Assessed
Next, take the church planter profile online. Planter candidates who receive a 75% or better score will then be assessed using our best assessment tools. The planter candidate's spouse will fully participate in this process.
Step Three: Choose the Church Planting Model
There are three basic models of church planting. Each one is designed for a specific purpose; to reach a specific group of people; and to become sustainable in it's own way. The Congregational model includes a full-time pastor and seeks to establish a fully self-supporting church within 3-5 years. The Mission Outpost model focuses on developing a mission outpost among unreached people, those who have special needs, or those who live in an under-resources area. These churches take much longer to become sustainable and may need outside support and funding for many years. The Micro-Church model is a lightweight and low maintenance model of church. These churches have no building, budget or staff and often meet in homes, business, parks or hotel rooms. They are focused on reaching people within their unique context.
Step Four: Training
All of our planters participate in an extensive "in ministry" training course. On top of that, we have quarterly Luminex Praxis gatherings to provide continuing training and networking with other planters. Micro-Church planters gather monthly for our Micro Brew Church Planting Incubator.
Step Five: Sending
Along with your Sending Church and other collaborating churches, assemblies and agencies you will develop a church planting plan that will be custom tailored for the community in which you will be starting a new church. The sending church will formally recognize you and commission you to plant a new church on their behalf.
Step Six: Gather
Next, it's time to gather your core group and begin evangelistic outreach in your community. Laying a foundation for your new church is vitally important and we come alongside with careful coaching and support for this crucial stage.
Step Seven: Launch
Now it's time to start the weekly meetings of your primary church community. For Congregational model churches starting weekly worship services is the culmination of a patient process and just the beginning of developing a healthy new congregation! For Mission Outpost and Micro-Church models this stage is the beginning of a rhythm of regular worship, gatherings, and outreach. Milestones beyond launch include growing a strong leadership community, gaining long-term sustainability, and multiplying your church into a family tree of new churches that will reach future generations.

We are always looking for church planters