GENERAL PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT
The Alliance for Saturation Church Planting (The Alliance)
is a partnership of churches and mission agencies whose goal
is to facilitate the multiplication of churches in the twenty-seven
countries of formerly communist Eurasia.
Our vision is for every man, woman, and child to have an opportunity
to meaningfully hear and see the Gospel in their community, in
their language, through a local, multiplying evangelical church.
Best Practices for Alliance partners . . .
Alliance partners embrace the SCP vision; they pursue a
strategy of helping nationals plant multiplying churches. Alliance
partners make concrete contributions to The Alliance (participation)
and identify as Alliance partners (ownership).
Beyond this basic expectation, the partnership encourages certain
practices and behaviors among its partners. In the context of its
Kingdom relationships, its organizational calling and the gifting
of it people, Alliance partners agree that the following
practices will best assist SCP movements in post-communist Eurasia:
- AgreeAlliance partners agree with evangelical
distinctives as described in the Lausanne Covenant.
- FacilitateAlliance partners work with existing
and/or emerging indigenous churches in a way that helps them
foster and participate in SCP movements. Alliance-related facilitators
see themselves as servants and encouragers of nationals who locally
own the saturation church planting vision. Alliance facilitators
engage the whole body of Christ for church multiplication.
- MultiplyAlliance partners work toward methods
and models (for example, house churches, cell groups or lay ministry
empowerment) that will lead to natural reproduction. Multiplication
of disciples, leaders and churches is the engine by which the
goal of saturation church planting will be achieved.
- Work SCP elementsAlliance partners work so that
certain elements will feed SCP movements. These elements include
mobilized prayer for church planting, empowering research that
fuels SCP, fruitful training and mentoring of national church
planters and continually casting vision for church multiplication.
- PartnerAlliance partners work together whenever
possible capitalizing on the strengths of different organizations
and the gifting of their people. Alliance partners recognize
that working together models the kind of cooperation that helps
fuel church planting movements. They focus on what they have
in common with other partners while maintaining their distinctives. The Alliance does
not serve as a missionary sending agency. Cross-cultural workers
associated with The Alliance retain their accountability
to their sending church or agency.
- ResourceAlliance partners actively contribute
what is dear to thempeople, money, materials, time, credibility
and networks for SCP facilitation efforts.
- ClarifyAlliance partners have clear identity and
vision. They know why they exist and know how they can contribute
to SCP facilitation. Partners with the clearest understanding
of themselves know best how they contribute to and benefit from
- AdvocateAlliance partners identify at least one
partnership advocate from within their own ranks that will "champion" the
cause and vision of The Alliance within each organization.
These advocates are convinced of the value of SCP and promote The
Alliance partnership among their colleagues.
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For Saturation Church Planting
P.O. Box 843
CO 80132-0843 USA
North America Office
Budafoki út 34/B III/2
Fax +(36-1) 365-6406
Tel. +(36-1) 466-5978 and 385-8199
GENERAL PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT
This agreement remains in effect until dissolved by one or both
Alliance partners agree to promptly follow the spirit and
principles of Matthew 18 when resolving conflict.
Name of Agency or Church _______________________________________________________
PositionAlliance Advocate _______________________________________________________
Phone ( ) ________________________________
Fax ( )
Signature for Agency or Church ____________________________________________________
(Please indicate in which way(s) your church or
agency wishes to partner with The Alliance.)
We will attempt to recruit and send long term and/or recurring
short term personnel to our selected geographic area. The specific
geographical area(s) in which we wish to partner within The
We understand that this is an agreement of intent, and that, in
some cases, we may share responsibilities in this area with other
partners of The Alliance. We are willing to begin to implement
this agreement and to adjust/share our involvement as necessary
when circumstances or personnel change.
- RESOURCE SERVICES PARTNERS:
The specific contribution(s) and commitment which we are making
to The Alliance is
(Please check ANY of the options below that you anticipate
- We will select/adopt one of the countries or
areas in which The Alliance works and make it a special
project for interest and prayer.
- We will support the work and goals of The
Alliance by providing financial support to the work in
a specific country or area.
- We will lead and/or cooperate with the formation
of a coalition in our area that will attempt to field a resident
team(s), and we will attempt to find people who may be able to
join the coalition's team.
- We will provide at least one person to help
with prayer mobilization, strategic research, the training and
mentoring of national church planters and pastors, and evangelism
linked to starting churches that will be available from time
to time to work with these efforts on our selected field(s).
- We will look for ways in which we can become
more fully involved in the future with The Alliance.
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