Why Plant?

"A vigorous and continuous approach to church planting is the only way to guarantee an increase in the number of believers, and is one of the best ways to renew the whole body of Christ." Tim Keller

Experts say that church planting is the number one way to reach unchurched people and make new disciples for Jesus Christ. Likewise, statistics show that it is much harder for traditional churches to reach the unchurched. Therefore, there is an even greater need to plant churches that reach the unchurched in our nation. Church planters are modern day missionaries to North America. 

  • There are 130 million unchurched people in the United States 

  • The number of unchurched has almost doubled from 1991 to 2004

  • The U.S. is the largest mission field in the Western hemisphere

  • The U.S. is the fifth largest mission field on earth. 

Church Planting Application Process

If God is calling you to plant a church and you would like to do so with Karida or you are an existing church planter or established church that desires to partner with us, then please complete the following steps.

Once you submit an online application you begin to move through our application process, which essentially is the process of us getting to know you, and you us. The process has multiple steps moving through three stages: Applicant, Assessment, Candidate.

1. Applicant Phase

The initial applicant process begins when you fill out our online application where  you will submit your resume, highlight your ministry background, and provide references pertinent to your ministry experience. We will ask you to tell us about your calling, your marriage, your theology, and your plans.  If all of that material is sufficient, we will then have a phone interview.

2. Assessment Phase

If you are approved at the end of the application phase, you will then be asked to meet meet face-to-face with our assessment team. Here, we will sit down for an interview/coaching time with you and your spouse (required). We will look at your strengths, your weaknesses, and your unique situation. We will help you consider your next steps as you pursue the ordination process. This will finalize our formal assessment process, and provide you with our recommendations.

3. Candidate Phase

If approved through the assessment interview, the final application phase is the candidate phase to officially begin the process of preparing for ordination and membership in the network.