How an Existing Church Can Be a Part of ARC (Association of Related Churches)
ARC (Association of Related Churches) works with independent churches of all denominations to help them grow and succeed in spreading the word of Jesus.
While a large portion of what ARC does is train people on starting a new church, the organization also helps support existing churches. There’s a lot that ARC does for churches that are already operational.
Below, are some ways an existing church can be a part of ARC (Association of Related Churches).
Who is ARC?
ARC (Association of Related Churches) is a cooperative of independent churches. With members from many different networks, denominations, and backgrounds, the organization’s ultimate goal is to provide strategic resources to church planters and pastors so they can reach people in their community with Jesus’ message.
The organization strives to meet the needs of every community through the work that exceptional independent churches do. ARC gives money and resources where possible to help these churches not only get off the ground but continue to execute their mission.
Working Together with Other Independent Churches
One of the biggest benefits of working with ARC is learning from others in the ARC community and meeting new people striving to do just what you are.
One of ARC’s mottos is that “We are better together.” The organization ensures that no one feels isolated in ministry by providing the relationships existing churches need to survive and thrive.
Having a group of supportive people in your corner can help you overcome the challenges of running a church. As any pastor knows, having authentic relationships is the church’s and ministry’s strength.
ARC provides existing churches with these relationships in a direct way. The organization involves all its pastors and leaders in gatherings, events, and various connection points so that you can draw strength from others like you.
Don’t Do Ministry Alone
ARC believes that no church leader should do ministry alone. The organization provides a tremendous amount of resources for pastors and leaders to draw from throughout the ARC family.
ARC wants all pastors to grow healthier as leaders because that’s how churches can thrive. To this end, the organization provides a wealth of teaching and education on subjects pertinent to running a ministry. They’re available through external partnerships and in print and digital forms.
The support that ARC gives isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach, either. It’s tailored and customized to the specific needs of each church. When people give to ARC (Association of Related Churches), they can be confident, knowing that all of the proceeds go toward planting new churches that give life to communities.
Once you’ve learned from ARC, you can give back in many ways. Aside from contributing financially, you can be an active member who hosts events or speaks at conferences and training events.
This is how catering to new and existing churches comes full circle at ARC.
About ARC (Association of Related Churches)
ARC (Association of Related Churches) is a cooperative of independent churches from different denominations, networks, and backgrounds who strategically resource church planters and pastors to help them reach people with the message of Jesus. ARC exists to see a thriving church in every community, reaching people with the message of Jesus. Since its beginning in 2001, ARC has grown into a global organization and has helped plant more than 1,000 churches.