Is God calling you to Tampa?
Being confident of God’s calling to church planting is only the first step in the process of becoming a planter. Those God is calling must also determine where His Spirit is leading them to plant a church. God calls different people to plant different kinds of churches in a variety of areas.
In His wisdom, God matches the personalities, socioeconomic backgrounds, ethnicities, and psychographics of the planters with a given church planting field. In some instances He calls a planter that has significant skills in cross-cultural ministry to plant in a super-diverse area like Tampa.
With the assistance of the Tampa Church Planting Team you can locate communities that best match the gifting and background with which God has prepared you to plant.
Below are a few suggestions for getting started, as you consider church planting here:
- First, get to know the Tampa Area.
- Learn about some of the cultural nuances that make this area a difficult but exciting field to plant a church in. Then connect with us for direction to key areas that might be a good location for you and your team.
- Conduct a Web search for church planters in the area, or ask for our introduction to some church planters you can interview. Start here.
- Finally, schedule a visit to Tampa to participate in a Vision Tour or event. We promise to take you to Carmine’s in Ybor City for the best Cuban, deviled crab and Spanish bean soup you have ever had.
Now – after all that – if you are convinced that the Tampa area and its unique culture is the place God is leading you to plant, and if you have identified a particular field of focus that seems to be a fit for you and your team, continue on to the “Committed” page to apply as a planter here.