Planting with a steering committee

Ordinarily, new Presbyterian churches will be planted by existing congregations. Alternatively a church planting proposal might come from a presbytery, the Ministry and Mission Committee, or an enthusiastic group or individual.

The Church does not want to hinder the work of God’s Spirit by practices or requirements that are unnecessarily restrictive. Therefore, in addition to facilitating congregationally-motivated church planting, the Church has allowed for new congregations to be initiated by steering committees.

The document linked here explains how steering committees may be formed and operated.