Our Church Planting Committee has identified at least ten different models.
Church Planting Models-
(Without external membership or finances)
- The Transplant- a portion of a church body moves to the jurisdiction of ANiC. St. John’s Vancouver, Saint Matthew’s Abbotsford, All Saints Bona Vista.
- The Organic Plant- a group gathers around a leader or study group to spontaneously form an ANiC project with few external resources. Resurrection Kelowna, Ascension Langley, Christ the King Toronto
- The Embedded Model- A leader who can be prepared locally for ordination gathers a team to launch a plant. A hosting church is identified and linked where possible. Christ the King Sussex NB
- The Tent Maker Model- A leader is co-vocational and leaves a host parish to establish a team and a plant in a new area. All Saints Calgary
- The Missioner Model-A co-vocational ordained person goes to an area without an ANiC presence to minister to isolated individuals and groups and to scout out possibilities for a future community. Cariboo District BC, Gulf Islands BC.
(With a sponsor parish, a transferred launch team, or with sizeable external funding)
- The Strategic Plant- an initiative is formed with an assessed church planter, a clear vision, and considerable external resources, in a key area.
- The Satellite Model- a church begins nearby congregations but maintains a single budget, staff etc. until the plant is well established. KingsCross Burnaby
- The Traditional Model- A parish sends a considerable team and an ordained minister to a nearby area and guarantees resources for a specific time until the plant is established. St. John’s Richmond
- The Missionary Model-An ordained person and family leaves the parish they attend to plant a church. They have raised their support. They have a clear sponsoring church. They may move some distance away. Charlottetown PEI
- The Replant- A small church in danger of shrinking is given fresh leadership, resources or partnerships to expand their work. St. Simon’s North Vancouver
*Many ANiC churches have characteristics of more than one of the above models.