Growing churches get their start in the fertile soil of church planting. The time is Now to plant a new crop of Regular Baptist Churches in communities across America. The Regular Baptist Builders Club Start Up Fund grants churches, mission agencies, and state organizations up to three years of service, support, and financial assistance up to $60,000 for church-planting efforts. These funds and services will be used in the prenatal, birth (launch), and growth of the church in the first three years of the churches existence. Each recipient agency will account for its usage of funds and services.

We are praying that this initiative will encourage more folks to consider church-planting ministries. Further, this project will allow donors an opportunity to be involved in church planting across America! As they’re available, these funds will be distributed equally in the four time zones across the continental United States. Below is assistance that could be available:

Prenatal—Year 1

  • $10,000 check for postcard/blitz advertising and for assistance with church’s temporary rental location (year 1 only)
  • Website design
  • Brochure design and printing costs
  • Boot-camp training for “things to come,” in cooperation with agencies, to ensure the planter is prepared
  • Baptist Bulletin spotlight on the church plant
  • Chaplain work in the community in conjunction with Regular Baptist Chaplaincy, led by Regular Baptist Ministries

Birth/Launch—Year 2

  • $10,000 check (presented at the GARBC Conference)
  • Website design
  • Sunday brochure design and up-front printing costs
  • Teacher/leader training
  • 1 year of RBP material
  • 1 year of Baptist Bulletin subscriptions
  • Baptist Bulletin spotlight on the church plant (update)
  • Strategic planning and financial planning assistance
  • Paid registrations for entire church to attend the GARBC Conference (1st year, after churches’ official organization)
  • $1,000 for entire church to use for travel to GARBC Conference

Growth—Year 3

  • $10,000 check for land/building costs (presented at the GARBC Conference)
  • Builders and people to help (coordinated among missionary builders through RBBC)
  • Baptist Bulletin spotlight on the church plant (update)
  • Follow-up strategic planning and financial planning assistance
  • Organizing established churches to help with equipment and furnishings

 

For Guidelines and a Start Up Application visit the Applications Page.