Join The Crete Collective

Join The Crete Collective
in 5 simple steps

Step 1: Read and Apply

Potential partner churches are asked to carefully read our statement of faith and our partnership covenant. We ask that the entire leadership team or a committee of the leadership team read these documents together to be sure they understand them and agree.

Step 2:
Regional Orientation

Churches interested to join The Crete Collective are invited to join us for one of our regular regional orientations where we provide more detail on The Crete Collective, including our mission and vision, our priorities and values, how we hope to plant and revitalize churches, and membership requirements. This will be a time for potential partner churches to get to know us and to ask questions.  

Then, assuming agreement with our statement of faith and covenant, we invite churches to complete an online application to join.

Step 3. Membership Interview

After applying, a member of The Crete Collective will contact the applying church for an interview either by phone, in person, or via Zoom/Skype. The aim of the interview is to get to know the applicant better, to ensure theological and missional agreement with The Crete Collective, and to review the obligations of membership.

Step 4: Sign the Covenant

Upon approval from the membership interview, we ask the elders from applying churches to read the covenant again and, if in agreement with membership obligations, sign the covenant on behalf of the church.

Step 5: Board Confirmation

After receiving the signed covenant, the church’s application is presented to The Crete Collective’s board of directors for final approval. Once approved, the applying church becomes a member of The Crete Collective in full partnership with us to start new and support existing churches in neglected Black and Brown neighborhoods.

When your application and signed covenant are complete, email the documents to us

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