The SDCPM exists to plant healthy, reproducing churches throughout SD county and internationally.
Specifically, we envision what we call 10 | 10 | 10
The SDCPM will plant 10 healthy, reproducing churches throughout San Diego and 10 healthy, reproducing churches internationally in the next 10 years.
AUTONOMY + PARTNERSHIP
The churches planted through the SDCPM operate autonomously from other churches in the SDCPM, but find synergistic commonality in mission. Churches planted are non-denominational, Gospel-centered churches who partner together with other churches to plant more churches locally and globally in hopes of fulfilling the 10 | 10 |10 vision and beyond.
THE CHURCH IS…
Our definition of what a church is helps provide foundational framework for each church that is planted through the SDCPM. This is our working definition of what a church is…
A community of people centered on the gospel of Jesus who gather regularly to worship God and be sent out on mission for God’s glory.
Here’s a breakdown of what we mean…
A community of people…
- Church is not a place; it’s people. Centered on the Gospel of Jesus…
- Salvation comes through the grace of Jesus and not our good works.
Who gather regularly…
- People need other people of faith consistently in their lives for spiritual growth to happen.
To worship God…
- Worship is putting God central in everything we do in every arena of life.
And be sent out on mission…
- Everyone has a part to play in the Great Commission to make disciples who make disciples.
For God’s glory.
- Everything we do done to point people to Jesus and not ourselves.
UNITY, LIBERTY + LOVE
“In essentials, unity. In non-essentials, liberty. In all things, love.”
This quote that is often attributed to St. Augustine truly embodies our sentiments in terms of establishing specific doctrinal positions for churches planted through the SDCPM. The following comprise the “essentials” that churches planted through the SDCPM believe and champion:
We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 3:16-17, 1 John 5:7-8)
Jesus Christ is the one and only Son of God who died for our sins and rose from the dead. (1 Corinthians 15:1-8)
The Holy Spirit //
The Holy Spirit takes residence within all who place their trust in Jesus Christ to encourage, edify, equip and empower the believer to live a Godly life.
(Acts 1:5, 8; Ephesians 3:16)
Every person has worth as a creation of God, but all have sinned and incapable of coming back into right relationship with God by his or her own effort.
The shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross and his victorious resurrection provide the sole basis for the forgiveness of sins and eternal life for all who trust Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (John 3:16)
The Christian Life //
Every Christian should live for Christ and not for him or herself by obeying God’s Word and yielding to the Holy Spirit in pursuit of becoming conformed to the image of Jesus Christ.
(Matthew 16:24; John 14:23; Galatians 5:25; II Corinthians 3:18; I Thessalonians 4:3)
The Church is the body of Christ on earth who is empowered by the Holy Spirit to glorify God by loving Him and making Him known to a lost world. (Ephesians 4:1-16)
The Bible is the inspired word of God that is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness so that all may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16)
Jesus Christ will one day return upon which every knee will bow and every tongue confess He is Lord so all should be ready. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)
THE STADIA COMMITMENT
Stadia (www.stadia.cc) is a non-denominational church planting organization that is committed to help fuel and fund the vision of planting healthy, reproducing churches locally throughout San Diego and around the world. Stadia offers incredible expertise and resources to help church planters thrive when starting a new church. Stadia has committed to provide planter assessment, project management, training, coaching, accounting and spousal support for every church planted through the SDCPM.
MOVEMENT OF NETWORKS
The way the SDCPM operates and your specific involvement in the SDCPM comes through the understanding the distinction of two terms – Movement + Networks.
- Movement refers to the unified, overall effort and commitment of multiple churches to plant new churches throughout San Diego and internationally. It’s the common collaborative and mission that binds us all together.
- Network refers to coming together of multiple churches to plant a specific church. Churches of a particular network have committed financial resources to help launch the new church.
- Thus, the SDCPM is a movement of networks.
A particular church may be involved in the movement but not every network.
Each new church plant is asked to raise $560,000 within their respective network over a three-year period. The SDCPM secures funds for $200,000 for each plant with Stadia contributing $60,000 in resources. The remaining $300,000 is to be raised by the church planter.
THE INTERNATIONAL PIECE
It is the heart of the SDCPM to plant not only locally but globally. Each church plant is expected to participate in the planting of an international church some time within the first 3 years of their launch. Participation will vary in terms of financial commitments based upon the fiscal strength of the church plant.
International church planting can be done through a variety of options. A couple of those options include planting an international church through Stadia and Compassion (www.compassion.org) or through G.O. Ministries. Additionally, church planters can also choose to pursue other international church planting endeavors based upon their passion and potential connections.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
There are two primary ways to be a part of the SDCPM – funding new church plants and finding church planters.
We are constantly looking to for churches who would desire to be a part of the SDCPM and join a network to fund a new church plant. Additionally, we believe the planters who God will use to fulfill the 10 | 10 |10 vision are out there in your churches just ready to have an opportunity to plant. We would love for you to partner in the SDCPM by recommending potential planters to us.
QUESTIONS + INVOLVEMENT
If you would like to learn more about the SDCPM or Stadia, contact the following individuals: