Firestarters is a community of people planting churches worldwide.
FIRESTARTERS COMMIT TO >>>
Fully expressing the Freedom Church DNA
Ranging in size from around three to thirty people
Gathering once a week or more
Using Freedom Church digital content where appropriate
Flexing to be relevant to local culture and language
Having a shared ‘basis of faith’
Committing to pursuing multiplication
Chris and Karin head up Firestarter. They have been part of Freedom Church since 2003, and have led many areas of the church in that time, including caring for and leading our location leaders around the world. Chris and Karin are passionate about Jesus and about planting churches.
MAKING CHURCH PLANTING SIMPLE FOR ANYONE ANYWHERE
WE OFFER THREE THINGS:
We know who God has called us to be, and when we live this way, He changes lives. Our strong, defined DNA fuels you in reaching people, changing lives and releasing leaders to multiply the impact.
The Firestarter community will ignite and sustain you by connecting you to friendship, inspiration and support. We become stronger leaders and make a greater impact when we care for and encourage one another.
Teaching, worship, creativity and more. Our digital library provides training to grow your leadership and strengthen your approach to building church. We’re also providing content that will turn up the heat when you gather.
WHO CAN APPLY?
If you’re passionate about Jesus, love Freedom Church and have a vision to gather people in your home, you’re welcome to apply to become a Firestarter.
We’re inviting applications from two groups of people:
Committed family - people who are already part of Freedom Church and have a vision to plant a Firestarter church in a specific city or community
Connected friends - people who have connected with Freedom Church, are aligned to our culture, vision and theology and feel a calling to start gathering people.
Interested, but not yet connected to Freedom? Why not take some time to explore our heart and vision by tuning in to our digital content. You’ll find lots of it on this website and on YouTube.
WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?
GET TO KNOW US
The best way to do this is to tune in to our digital content (you can access it via this website or on YouTube), or visit one of our locations.
PRAY ON IT
Ask God ‘Is Firestarter for me?’ Becoming a Firestarter involves volunteering your time and making a commitment to care for and lead others. A sense of calling is vital in planting a church. If you're currently part of Freedom Church, please speak to your location leader before getting in touch with the Firestarter team.
WATCH THESE VIDEOS
We've put together a set of videos to help guide you as you consider whether to apply to become a Firestarter. Please watch these videos before getting in touch with us.
Welcome to Firestarter
Who are we?
Am I called?
When is it the right time?
If you have done all of the above and want to take the next step then please get do get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.