Launch Pad

One church cannot reach a city by itself

AN INVITATION FROM OUR LEADER

MELBOURNE PLANTING PROCESS

The purpose of the Launch Pad is to create a discipleship process that equips FBC Melbourne to be continually engaged in local campus planting and domestic church planting by developing church plant leaders and members. Church planting has been at the core of FBC Melbourne’s identity. We have been blessed to plant 10 churches in our history. We believe that we can do greater things in the future to reach Melbourne and beyond!

269 MILLION PEOPLE

IN NORTH AMERICA DO NOT HAVE A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST

TODAY

There is ONE Southern Baptist Church for every 6,828 people

100 YEARS AGO

There was ONE Southern Baptist Church for every 430 people

282,000

live within 10 miles of our church

>200,000

of them are without Christ

83%

of North Americans live in a city

 

Our goal is to plant 1 church a year starting in the year 2021.

"We feel that God is funneling us in the direction of planting a church. By joining the pipeline, we get to be a part of something that started 2,000 years ago: to go out and plant churches. The reading and writing pushes you and has allowed us to feel ready and equipped for whatever God wants us to do."
Aaron & Cecilia Copeland, Members of FBCMel Launch Pad

Become a Planter

We believe that we’ve identified a proven strategy to make disciples and multiply the church because we understand that one church cannot reach a city by itself. We are excited to come alongside you in your church planting journey.

We believe that long-term success for a church plant and its ability to reproduce and multiply rises and falls based on the strength of the training and equipping the planter receives. To develop healthy church planters who lead healthy church plants, we have established a multi-step process. Below is our church planting process.

INTEREST

1. Information Meeting
2. Application

TRAINING

1. Core-Team Training
2. Assessment
3. Ministry Leader Training

INTEREST

1. Application & Interview
2. NAMB Assessment
3. Residency

LAUNCH

1. Commissioning
2. Advocacy Teams
3. Financial Partnership
4. Multiplication

“I feel like the Lord is leading me to do more with my life. One of the most beneficial parts of the Church Planting Pipeline has been putting my mind to work in different areas. No matter your age or status, the Lord has a place for you and wants to use you — you just have to be willing to be a part of the process.”
Donna Delaney, Member of FBCMel Launch Pad