Daughter Work

  • A daughter congregation is:
    • a congregation that has met at least three months, and
    • is the result of the concerted efforts of an established mother church to plant a new congregation, and
    • holds at least one service per week apart from the mother church, and
    • is under the general oversight of the pastor of the mother church.
  • A daughter congregation must have the approval of either the District North American Missions Executive Committee (in accordance with the UPCI Manual) or the District Board before they can be listed in the annual UPCI Directory. Click here to submit this application.
  • Please note that a Daughter Work application is to only be filled out by the pastor of the Mother Church.
  • The stated intention of a daughter work is to plant a new church that will eventually become self-governing.  

Establishing a Daughter Work

  • Any pastor desiring to start a Daughter Work must notify and submit a “Daughter Work Application” to the District North American Mission Director.
  • The Mother Church must obtain written permission from the District North American Missions Department, with recourse to the District Board, to begin a Daughter Church.
  •  All Mother/Daughter Church activities shall be under the direction of the sponsoring church pastor.
  • When the pastor of the Mother Church feels like the Daughter Church is ready to become autonomous, the pastor shall request a North American Missions application for the Daughter Church to complete.

For complete Church Plant Pathway Policies click here.