A large launch model is typically a church plant that begins a public service as soon as possible with a launch team sent from a well-resourced sending church. From that initial large gathering, they begin the work of establishing biblical community and discipleship in smaller settings.
Mostly, only our largest churches had the ability to send well-resourced teams of leaders to support this kind of church plant. The hope of this initiative is to create a clear and achievable path where qualified planters in the Vineyard, regardless of the size or bandwidth of their sending church, have the opportunity, upon assessment, to launch with a strong momentum and capacity for quick growth.
To accomplish this we have established a very helpful partnership with The Association of Related Churches (ARC) to provide their resources and training to Vineyard planters who want to use this approach. ARC has a wonderful track record of training, providing support, and extending the funding necessary to launch a large church successfully. Instead of reinventing the wheel, we’ve joined with what they’re already doing really well.
Large Launch planters raise at least $30,000 to be released by the Vineyard Movement. These funds are then matched dollar for dollar in the form of an interest-free loan from Multiply Vineyard. This loan, when repaid, will fund new church plants!
If you believe a Vineyard Large Launch might be a good fit for you, here’s what to do:
Joel is an expert on the vision for and the specifics of sending out large launch churches in the Vineyard and our partnership with the Association of Related Churches.