When is the appropriate time to apply to Acts 29?
If you have already planted your church or currently lead an established church, then you can apply at any time. If you are a new lead planter, called by God, appropriately gifted, certain of the task which lies before you and you are 12 months or less from starting your church, it is time to apply. Please note that clarity of call is more important than a precise timeline (i.e. the 12 month figure is approximate, though the clarity of call is essential).
If you are unsure whether you are a lead guy, do not have a clear call, lack giftedness, are uncertain of what you are to do, and/or do not have a timeline in place, it would be better to patiently wait and seek the Lord for clarity and not submit an application with Acts 29 at this time. A helpful option may be to attend an upcoming Boot Camp to assist in exploring your call or to read "Church Planter" by Darrin Patrick. Also, be sure to review "The Ox - Qualifications of an Acts 29 Church Planter" and prayerfully ask yourself if you are the man described therein.
Some great ways to help you determine whether you are called to plant a church and/or partner with Acts 29 include:
1. Attending an upcoming Boot Camp or Regional Event to assist in exploring your call.
2. Listening to "The Mission and Vision of Acts 29 Network" by Mark Driscoll
3. Working through "Church Planter" by Darrin Patrick, Scott Thomas' blogs "The Planter's Ultimatum", "Am I a Church Planter?", and Allen Thompson's "Is Church Planting for Me?" Prayerfully ask yourself if you are the man described therein.
If you desire to do a church planting internship before planting your church or would like to see if there are some job openings within any Acts 29 churches, please feel free to fill out this form and we'll see what we can do to connect you with some Acts 29 churches in your target area.
Please note the following before applying:
1) REVIEW FAQ:
Please carefully review the Acts 29 FAQ, paying particular attention to the "Application Process" section.
2) REVIEW DOCTRINAL STATEMENT:
Please carefully review and be in agreement with the Acts 29 Doctrinal Statement. Also, listen to Mark Driscoll's Mission & Vision of Acts 29 Network and Four Points of the Movement to understand more fully the distinctives and mission of Acts 29 Network.
3) REVIEW APPLICATION PROCESS:
Reference the Application Process page to know the tasks that are required to complete the application process. Please note that you will need to devote a considerable amount of time to finish the application process and that Phase 1 must be completed one month prior to the boot camp at which you plan to attend and be assessed.
4) TO APPLY:
To apply to Acts 29, please complete the Initial Application (Lead Pastor/Planter of the church is the only one that needs to apply; the Initial Application will take 10-15 minutes to complete). All applicants will need to read "Church Planter" by Darrin Patrick.
*Networking is a key aspect of Acts 29. If you live in an area where there are other Acts 29 churches, we would encourage you to connect with those planters in your target area to begin to develop relationships as we network together to see the gospel transform your city. See list of Acts 29 churches here.
LOGIN INSTRUCTIONS: Choose "Create Account” below to set up your account to begin the application process. This link will take you to Mars Hill Global website to set up your account. Mars Hill Church is one of the founding churches of the Acts 29 Network and for years has graciously provided resources to further the growth of Acts 29 including this application website. Please set up your account through “Mars Hill Global” (feel free to take advantage of any resources that Mars Hill Global provides) and once you’ve set up your account and confirmed your account (an email will be sent to you), save this page to login to your account after you’ve successfully set up your account.
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|Phase 1 | Application Instructions||2|
|Testimony & Calling||19|
|Marriage & Family||14|
|Theological & Pastoral Questionnaire||24|
|Church Planting Strategy & Timeline||10|
|Boot Camp Attendance||2|
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|Phase 3 | Candidacy Submissions||3|
|Phase 4 | Candidate||0|
|Candidate Website Set Up||19|
|Phase 5 | Membership||4|