Daughter Churches: Insights, Ideas and Secrets of Success
Donnie Huslage, Georgetown, TX- We ask all our potential daughter work pastors to serve in our local church, the mother church, for at least a year before they start a daughter work.
We are planning to start another daughter work in a big city near us. I believe it will take multiple churches working together to do it. Many single attempts have been made and all have failed. It would be good if North American Missions had training on starting works as a team of churches.
When we start a daughter work, we supply the building and all the equipment and then send a group of tithe-paying couples as a support team to the new pastor. The daughter work pastor, then, has no outside pressure other than winning souls and the normal household costs. It usually takes a couple of years of us paying the bills before they are able to pay their own bills. Eventually, they become autonomous.
It works! We have started three daughter works. If you combined our churches, we would be about 350. All but one are self-funding and autonomous, faithful members of the United Pentecostal Church.