TYPES OF CHURCHES
A group of disciples, about the size of an extended family, who unite around a common mission to reach a particular neighborhood or network of relationships.
An intentionally simple, streamlined approach to church that is often small, volunteer led, and informal in style.
- Resource Person: Rev. Mark Bane- Director of Evangelism and New Church Development, Church of the Nazarene, Lenexa, KS; firstname.lastname@example.org
Churches that seek to interact in the lives of others by fellowshipping with them, feeding them, and helping them become followers of Jesus Christ
Churches that strategically plan to start and/or reach 200 plus from the launch day on.
- Resource Person: Dr. Larry McKain – Chicago Central District DS, Bourbonnais, IL; email@example.com
Hoops, Footzal, Pickelball, etc…- Churches designed around sports teams and leagues.
- Resource Person: Rev. Ronda Rieves- Apopka Calvary Church of the Nazarene, 750 Roger Williams Rd, Apopka, FL 32703; firstname.lastname@example.org
A specific church congregation which holds services at multiple geographical locations, either within a specific metropolitan area or, increasingly, several such areas.
A new church that intends to operate in the manner that most Americans still identify with as a church.
Churches that meet in a house, coffee shop, business break room or in a nursing home and seek to reproduce other churches in a geographic area.
Churches that meet in homes and seek to reproduce other house churches in a geographic area.
Churches tied to or within a thrift store are designed to meet spiritual needs as well as material needs.
Local Christian churches within the cowboy culture with a distinctive Western character.
- Resource Person: Rev. Ron Riddle – Crossroads Cowboy Church, 3071 Hwy 5, El Paso, AR 72045; email@example.com
Churches that reach out to the community with a strong compassionate outreach as a means for making disciples.
Coffee shop churches
Churches that use a coffee shop as a means of making disciples.
Church within a Church
A church that operates different styles of worship services, including multi-cultural/language churches, in the same building.
Churches that work with prison to offer worship services and discipleship.
Email us firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on these types of churches.
Traditional church plant | Mike Kraemer
Urban Core church plant | Marie Mondesir
Cowboy Church plant | Ron Riddle