We welcome you to the Hawaii/Pacific Church Planting, which will be the exciting journey of His Kingdom extension throughout the Hawaii/Pacific Islands and the Pacific Rim.
We will see a day when healthy, reproducing churches are planted for every person in every community in the Hawaii/Pacific. Our desire is to reach out to over 4 million Pacific Islanders on 1,600 islands and people in the Pacific Rim through the church planting ministry. We invite you to our ministry for the Church Planting Movement to reach out to Hawaii and the Pacific.
We desire to resource local Hawaii/Pacific Baptist Churches to help multiply healthy, reproducing local churches.
Churches plant churches.
Identifying the People Group
Engaging the Community
Establishing an Intentional Gathering
Launching a New Church
CHURCH PLANTING RESOURCES
FREQUENTLY USED FORMS
Hawaii Pacific Church Planting Environment
The churches and the church planters may research the church-planting environment via the following websites (click on name to go to the website):
The HPBC Church Planting Team partners with multiplying missional churches. We help the church multiply other multiplying missional churches along with planters, partners and spiritually needed people groups. We explore with the missional church for the voice of God to search needed people and partners. We work along with the church as they enlist the planter and the supporting partner churches, and equip the church multiplying team. We facilitate the churches to mobilize their support team and celebrate together. We emphasize the prayer because the church plant is the spiritual fruit that is produced throughout His spiritual awakening. We invite churches to His Church Planting Mission. It is for spiritual impact to the Hawaii Pacific.
Click HERE to see the Church Planting System.
We invite you to join the mission of HPBC churches as we pray for acceptance of the gospel, people of peace, and co-laborers
Hawaii Pacific has a great spiritual need with fewer than 10% of residents identifying themselves as evangelical Christians, 1.4 million population with 8 million visitors annually, and population growth of 12% in the last 10 years.
Is the Lord of the harvest calling you to our local churches for Backyard Bible Club, sports camp, construction project, or church planting?
Click HERE for brochure
There are four things you need to keep in mind when thinking about planting a church.
- Identifying the People Group
- Engaging the Community
- Establishing an Intentional Gathering
- Launching a New Church
IDENTIFY. Your local church can identify specific people groups who need the Gospel. The Church Planting Team of the Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention is available to help you through this process through several different resources.
ENGAGE. The HPBC staff will assist your local church in formulating a strategy that will impact the community. This strategy will allow your church to interact with the local community and help develop lasting relationships.
ESTABLISH. Your local church will assist the community in establishing an intentional gathering to make disciples. They will also enlist a leadership team to guide the new church plant. HPBC will assist your church in discovering a church planter and the planter is required to go through the assessment process.
LAUNCH. Your local church will assist the intentional gathering to launch as a reproducing local church and will help them become an autonomous church. This includes constituting and affiliating with the local association and HPBC.
We see a day when healthy, reproducing local churches are established to reach every person in every community in the Hawaii/Pacific Island.
We invite you to share with us!
SHARING. Share your story, your calling and your vision to reach local people. We will assist you in developing your ministry strategy, which will help formulate a timeline for your church start.
PARTNERING. Partnerships are a key to starting churches. You must have a local sponsoring church and at least two other supporting churches. We will assist in finding these churches that will help your church be successful.
ASSESSING. The North American Mission Board has created a tool that helps predict your success as a church planter. The assessment includes personality profile, spiritual gifts, strengths and weaknesses, work style, family health and finances. We can walk with you through this process that takes 3-6 months.
EMPOWERING. We offer training, throughout the year, to help build a team, develop a vision and an action plan, and share resources that will help start a church.
We are looking for church planters committed to:
– Disciples making disciples
– Churches planting churches
– Raising local leaders
– Multi-cultural ministries
Hawaii Pacific Church Planting adopts two types of sponsorship. One is the Motherhood Sponsorship that functions as a mother to the daughter missions, not matured church, or the fellowship that desires to start a new church. The sponsor church looks after and guides them until they become a matured self-sustaining, multiplying church. The church may adopt a step-daughter mission.
The other is the Mentoring Sponsorship. The church may adopt a HPBC affiliated church that needs a sponsorship. The church walks alongside the new church, mentoring to grow the church as a mature self-sustaining, multiplying church.
HPBC Church Planting Office resources the Missional churches, sponsoring the new congregation.
Click HERE for brochure.
Interested in Becoming a Church Planter?
The church planter candidate may apply for the opportunity of church planting in the Hawaii/Pacific Islands through the NAMB website, https://www.namb.net/church-planting/. Find your position of interest (Lead Church Planter, Intern or Apprentice) and register for an application. NAMB will send you the application guide.
The HPBC-affiliated local church may apply for church planter position assistance. The church is required to have a congregational vote to serve as the local sponsor church for the new church plant. To be qualified to apply, the church is to participate in global missions through the SBC Cooperative Program through HPBC by giving a minimum 6% out of undesignated church income, and the church is to give minimum 4% to other SBC entities such as a local association, Sue Nishikawa (HI Pacific Missions), Annie Armstrong (NAMB), Lottie Moon (IMB), World Hunger and other SBC entities.
The Application Forms are downloadable.
Click HERE for Church Planting Funds Guidelines
Click HERE for Lead Church Planter
Click HERE for Church Planter Internship
The church planter is required to work with partner churches and individuals, and to complete the projector through the NAMB website, www.plantingprojector.com. The projector is helpful in planning out with partners for continuous, intentional support with their financial gifts.
The church planter candidate may use the Initial Screen Assessment, which is a self-assessment tool. Go to www.churchplanterprofiles.com and try the initial screening assessment.
NAMB requires the church planter candidate to complete the Full Planter Profile Assessment. They reimburse the cost ($99) when you are approved and selected as a HPBC church planter through the NAMB personnel process.
Church Planters are required to watch the video of MSSAAT, and to complete the quiz after watching the video in order to apply for Church Planting Funding, which is 100% funding from NAMB. Visit www.ministrysafe.com.