The Church Starting Group of California Southern Baptist Convention is aware that some new congregations need a helping hand to get off the ground in their job of reaching the unchurched of our Golden State. We are glad to fund new congregations as the need arises. This assistance is made possible through the Cooperative Program and the California Missions Offering.
Each congregation is considered on a case by case basis. The primary criteria to receive funding are a core membership of 25-35 people, a strategy plan and goals for the church. The church must agree to participate actively in their association's programs and activities as well as financial contributions to both the association and Cooperative Program. The church planter/pastor must also agree to attend a Basic Training Seminar within 6 months of starting his new congregation. The amount of assistance given to a new work is dependent on need and availability of funds. This is negotiated with the Church Starting Group.
The North American Mission Board will assist in the process of applying for financial assistance. Please contact our Church Planting team if you are interested in receiving assistance.
Church Starting Team
Church Starting Group Leader
559.229.9533 x. 239
E-mail Anthony Ahaev
559.229.9533 x. 263
E-mail Christina Acosta
We look forward to partnering with congregations throughout California.