Reaching the Northwest ► to Reach the World ► by Planting & Assisting Churches

Northwest Independent Church Extension is the Church Planting Ministry of IFCA International here in the Northwest.

IFCA VISION AMERICA is designed to generate a perpetual surge of reproductive IFCA church planting efforts incorporating the direct involvement of an ever increasing number of IFCA related churches and the IFCA Church Extension agencies throughout the United States.” IFCA International Church Planting link.

Therefore, it is our goal to partner with churches in a cooperative effort in fulfilling the Great Commission of sharing the Gospel and discipling God’s people in communities of the Northwest. Click the header link to read more about each subject:

20/20 Vision Northwest

The objective of Northwest Independent Church Extension is to reach communities with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ…to fulfill the Great Commission by “Making Disciples of all Nations.” 20/20 Vision Northwest is an opportunity to invest in that goal by sharing in the starting of new churches. The resources received will help, in a small way, a Missionary Pastor for at…

Church Planter Qualifications – NICE

The Qualities a Mentor Will Seek to Develop in an Aspiring Church Planter The following ministry proficiencies will be evaluated and developed either through personal interaction or by use of such written or personnel resources that may be available to achieve the proficiencies listed in each of the categories below. Teaching & Preaching   Understand the importance of and be able to…

Church Planting Protocol

Example from Three Forks, Montana “Protocol” may be defined as “the established ceremonial forms in official dealings,” but it is also used of the order of things – what begins and what comes next. It is in that sense that I use the word in connection with church planting. What follows is an account of the five steps we followed to plant a…

Church Planting Strategy

In some ways, all church plants are alike. In some ways they are all different. This document is to guide the church planter in preparing a plan of action to pursue in a community that has already been targeted for church planting. It presumes that Community Evaluation has been completed and that a church planting team has been identified. If your are…

Community Evaluation – NICE

How does one know if a community needs a new church?Purpose: To help determine what communities to target for church planting. This somewhat extended procedure is designed to answer the question: “Should we seriously consider planting a new church in _____________?” Gather General Information:   Determine population of the area from the latest census data (http://www.census.gov/) and/or local estimates.   Find out…

New Church Constitution Sample

ARTICLE I – Name The name of this Church is _____________________________________. It is a corporation duly created by the Secretary of the State of ______________________ on (Date) as a Non-profit Religious Corporation located in _________________________________. ARTICLE II – Purpose This Church is organized to glorify God by conducting religious services and teaching and training people in the truth of God’s Word, the…

Our Goal — Healthy Churches

As we plant and assist churches, our goal is healthy ministries. Healthy churches are able to stand on their own without continued mission assistance. But what are the indicators of a healthy church? SOLID FOUNDATIONIONS A healthy local church is doctrinally sound and Christ-centered. Solid, consistent and systematic Bible teaching is necessary both to lay and to maintain a foundation that will…

Pastor Priorities Analysis

List the order which you feel the Pastor should do the following duties: * ___ Counseling ___ Teaching Bible Classes/Studies ___ Community Involvement ___ Preaching ___ Children’s Ministries (AWANA, VBS, etc.) ___ Shepherding the flock ___ Evangelism and Outreach ___ General visitation ___ Administrative duties ___ Hobbies ___ Visitation of sick, elderly, hospital calls ___ Training leadership ___ Youth work (Teens, youth…

Pastor/Elder Covenant

An elected Pastor/Elder and his wife must read and sign this covenant before assuming their office in ———– ———– church. I recognize that the task of shepherding God’s people is both a great privilege and serious responsibility. I also recognize that such leadership requires a higher degree of discipline and accountability than might be expected of other church members. I believe that…

Phases of Planting

Phases of Church Planting, by Rev. Earl Brubaker Visionary phase — seeing the need of a new church & core group development (up to one year) Unchurched community Underchurched community Unhealthy church community Unreached community Launching phase — just beginning, everything is new and challenging, energy is high. people are very engaged and excited, new people are checking you out, God is…