Church Partners

Churches collaborating with HCPN are committed to taking responsibility for starting new churches and working together to make sure every man, woman, and child throughout Greater Houston have repeated opportunities to see, hear, and respond to the gospel.
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      Partnering with HCPN

      Is your church interested in partnering with HCPN?

      The following are commitments that churches connected to HCPN are making:

      Commitment to Christ

      We understand the centrality of Jesus in transforming both a life and a community. The story of the Church is the story of a people who have been transformed by Jesus and who, then, transformed the world. Both the power of our witness and the effectiveness of our ministry are driven by the depth to which we have been transformed by God. HCPN is centered on the good news of Jesus Christ and commit to making Him known throughout our city.

      Commitment to Church Planting

      We understand that as the mission of God expands, and the gospel impacts people, new churches will need to be planted. In a city diverse as Houston, it will take hundreds of churches committed to starting different models of churches, so that our city is saturated with gospel proclaiming and gospel demonstrating churches.

      Commitment to Collaboration

      We understand that when God looks down from Heaven, he does not see many different churches throughout a city, but one Church, gathering in many locations. In John 17, Jesus spoke of a spiritual as well as a missional unity that was essential to the witness of the Church in any generation. In Houston, a city that has land for city growth, the work of the gospel is getting spread out over almost 10,000 square miles, making it impossible for one church to impact the city alone. Collaboration isn’t a nicety, it’s a necessity.

      Commitment to our City

      We understand the geographic and generational nature of the great commission. We have learned that this commission is more than an aspirational calling; it is an actual objective. In every time and location, the Church has the responsibility to saturate their area with the Gospel. While no one church, no matter how large or influential, can ever hope to accomplish this on their own, the Church can. Churches commit to reaching the city and specifically the part of the city in which they are located.

      Join the Mission

      Thank you for considering partnering with HCPN. While every church makes the above commitments we understand different churches are able to engage at different levels. Here is a helpful way to think through how you and your church can engage with HCPN as a network, partner, or anchor church.

      Network Church | Engagement Details

      Gathering Commitment

      **Embodying practice of our Saturation value

      Network Churches commit to attend our monthly HCPN gatherings, which happen nine times a year.

      Training Commitment

      **Embodying practice of our Formation value

      As Network Church pastors come across leaders interested in church planting or pioneering new expressions of gospel communities, they recommend HCPN trainings and residencies when and where they make sense.

      Planting Commitment

      **Embodying practice of our Multiplication value

      Network Church pastors actively look to identify one church planter each year they can relationally and spiritually support.

      Resourcing Commitment

      **Embodying practice of our Collaboration value

      Network Churches make financial contributions when able to support the work, mission, and partnership with HCPN. Please consider a minimum of an annual commitment.

      Partner Church | Engagement Details

      Gathering Commitment

      **Embodying practice of our Saturation value

      Partner Churches commit to attend our monthly HCPN gatherings, which happen nine times a year. They are also looking to invite other unconnected pastors they are in relationship with to help them engage with the community and mission of HCPN.

      Training Commitment

      **Embodying practice of our Formation value

      Partner Church pastors are actively recruiting leaders interested in church planting or pioneering new expressions of gospel communities to the three residency tracks of HCPN. They may also be called upon to help coach and train planters in their area of expertise.

      Planting Commitment

      **Embodying practice of our Multiplication value

      Partner Church pastors are actively recruiting church planters from within their church and finding ways to support them relationally, spiritually and financially.

      Resourcing Commitment

      **Embodying practice of our Collaboration value

      Partner Churches make HCPN a part of their designated church planting or missions budget.

      Anchor Church | Engagement Details

      Gathering Commitment

      **Embodying practice of our Saturation value

      Anchor Churches not only commit to attend our monthly HCPN gatherings and bring friends not connected to HCPN, but they are available to host in their space if needed and envision others in those meetings. They also work to mobilize pastors in their part of the city to collaboration and multiplication.

      Training Commitment

      **Embodying practice of our Formation value

      Anchor Church pastors are actively recruiting leaders to the three residency tracks of HCPN and open to coaching and training residents within their field of expertise.

      Planting Commitment

      **Embodying practice of our Multiplication value

      Anchor Church pastors are regularly sending out planters through their church and part of shaping the strategic plan of HCPN.

      Resourcing Commitment

      **Embodying practice of our Collaboration value

      Anchor Churches make HCPN a part of their designated budget in a way that is generous and sacrificial, indicating their commitment to the continued success of HCPN’s city-wide mission of gospel saturation.

      Join the Movement and Partner with us to Spread the Gospel through the Planting of Churches in Greater Houston

      If you are interested in becoming an HCPN partner church please fill out the following info:
      Upon review your information will be added to the HCPN database and website. (Note, your personal contact information will not be shared.)
      If you have more questions about becoming an HCPN partner church please contact us. Thanks for the consideration of partnering together to see greater Houston saturated with the gospel through the planting of new churches.