A Vision for Multiplying
At Storyline, we have a vision to not only see the Kingdom of Christ advanced here in Arvada, but also throughout Denver and up and down the Front Range. In order for that vision to become reality we need to plant other multiplying churches that are reaching, developing, and discipling people for Christ.
As a church we are actively seeking and praying for planters who God is calling to help us accomplish His work.
A Mountain to Climb
Church planting is hard. Between 1998-2008 in the Denver metro area, there was a staggering 80% failure rate among evangelical church plants. What are some reasons? Lack of leadership training, inadequate funding, family pressures and inability to share the gospel to name a few. What can be done minimize the risks of failure and strengthen planters where they are vulnerable? A church planting residency can adequately address these issues and more.
A Strategy to Get There
Our strategy is a church planting residency where planters can be equipped, sent and cared for as God builds new churches through them. The residency combines the benefits of a formal church planting assessment (Send Network) with the informal, ongoing assessment of a local church (Storyline). In this 9-month incubator the planter can survey the city, gain valuable church planting leadership tools, allow time to acclimate to the culture, and experience the joy of being sent out by our church. With confidence, tools, relationships, funds and the blessings and prayers of the church community the chance for success is radically improved.
“Seminaries, even at their best and most faithful, can only do so much. The local church is the most important school for ministry and the faithful pastor is the crucial professor.”
– Dr. Albert Mohler