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No organization starts more churches in Texas than Texas Baptists. No other state convention in USA starts more churches than Texas Baptists. What’s equally impressive is that over 95% of new church starts are healthy, growing and reproductive churches within three years.

Church Starting is a collective effort, but it is also the pursuit of a unique and personal experience with God. Church Staring is not just for traditional churches. Our mandate is to share God’s Word in Texas by planting new churches. Your gift helps us reach Texas by starting new churches. Give Now »

Church Starting

The BGCT Church Starting Experience involves many people–not just BGCT staff and Executive Board members, Church Planters, core groups and Church Planting Partners, but ultimately the unchurched people in every part of the state. It is the prayer of all those people that this process will encourage, facilitate and connect churches in their work to fulfill God’s mission of reconciling the world to Himself; and we know that when all parties have a clear, strong, common vision, the results are new churches that can grow, reproduce and replenish mission funds.

First Step

Submit a New Church Start Application form a Church Starter from the BGCT staff will meet with you, your Sponsor Church, and everyone interested in supporting your new church. If all Partners agree on what is expected and how to work together, everyone signs a New Church Start Covenant Agreement.

Next Step: Share the dream and make the plans

In visits with your Church Planter (the pastor or leader of the new church) and other Partners, the Church Starter assesses your group’s various strengths and weaknesses. He or she then helps guide you to make plans and find resources–both locally and from the BGCT.

New Church Monthly Report Form

If you need assistance getting to the church starting monthly report, please call 1-888-244-9400

The New Church Start Monthly Report provides a value-based level of accountability for each new church receiving training, consulting, and/or financial assistance from the BGCT. It is a required measure of accountability for each new church.

In an effort to better assist you, we have developed a new way of filling out the New Church Start Monthly Report. You may now access your report through any browser on any computer, IPAD, or Smart Phone. Just click on the following link: New Church Start Monthly Report