When a new congregation can govern and support itself and multiply leaders, disciples, and ministries, it’s ready to organize.
Self-governing: The congregation has developed servant leaders who:
- Are spiritually mature.
- Have internalized and lived out the vision of the church.
- Have demonstrated leadership skills in other areas of ministry within the congregation.
- Are in adequate supply so that other areas of ministry do not suffer when some are selected to serve in ordained roles.