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FAQ

What is the purpose of Living Water Network of Churches?

Our purpose is to plant healthy, discipline, and multiplying churches primarily in the Orlando area for the cause of Christ.

What is a PAC church?

PAC stands for Parent Affiliated Church. It is recognized by the Assemblies of God but it reports to the sponsoring or parent church.

Does the name of my church have to be Living Water?

Yes. It can be Living Water (Name of Area or Town). ie: Living Water Leesburg, Living Water South, etc.

Will I need to take an assessment?

Yes. Living Water Network of Churches will assess the planter using the Church Planter’s Online Profile, or Myers-Briggs, Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis, Uniquely You, a discipleship assessment, a financial assessment or any other assessment LWNOC deems necessary.

Do I need credentials with the Assemblies of God?

Yes. All church planters must be willing to work through the necessary requirements and qualifications to be credentialed through their local District.

How does the finances work?

Living Water Network of Churches will provide $15,000 towards the launch of the new church. The church planter is expected to personally raise a minimum of $15,000 first. LWNOC will assist in gaining additional funds through the Church Multiplication Network and/or other organizations. 

Does my church plant give money to LWNOC?

The new plant will tithe the first 10% of raised pre-launch money back to LWNOC to continue the kingdom work of church planting. Once planted, the church plant will give 1% each month of tithes and offering to LWNOC to pay back the $15,000 provided by LWNOC and for continued support of the kingdom work of church planting. 

Will I have communication with LWNOC?

Living Water Network of Churches will provide communication and fellowship to the planter on a weekly basis that include, but are not limited to weekly conference calls, individual calls, meetings, retreats, etc.

 

What is my Commitment?

The church planter agrees to join the Living Water Network of Churches. The church planter will participate in LWNOC activities and leadership events. The church planter also agrees that an essential component of the church will be the outreach ministry of LWNOC.

 

The church planter agrees to follow through with this church plant and to work a minimum of 2 years from launch date. If the church planter decides to leave after that time, they agree not to work on staff nor start another church within 50 miles of the church that they planted for a period of one year.

Does my church always have to be a part of the LWNOC?

No, however, the commitment is for 2 years from launch date. After 2 years, should the church wish to be a General Council church, all monies owed to LWNOF, CMN, or any other organization, must be paid in full.

 

The church planter agrees to follow through with this church plant and to work a minimum of 2 years from launch date. If the church planter decides to leave after that time, they agree not to work on staff nor start another church within 50 miles of the church that they planted for a period of one year.

Will I have to plant other churches?

The church planter will agree to be intentional about kingdom advancement by reproducing himself in the form of new churches in his region and the LWNOF.

 

In good stewardship of the church’s growth and longevity, if the church planter feels called to another church, it is part of his/her responsibility to inform the LWNOF leadership team and help in the process of finding the next pastor.

 

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