This section addresses common questions we get from those inquiring about Pillar. If you have another question that isn't answered here, please reach out to our staff or drop us a DM here.
How is Pillar different from NAMB?
NAMB is an official sending agency of the SBC. An entity we love and fully recommend. In contrast, Pillar focuses on the church to church level, helping to synergize church planting/revitalization DIRECTLY within SBC congregations.
Does Pillar receive CP Funding?
No, Pillar does not receive funds from the CP. Rather, all of our churches contribute to the CP regularly. We also promote annual giving to Lottie Moon & Annie Armstrong.
How does Pillar function in the greater SBC environment?
We see ourselves as a type of catalyst for Great Commission endeavors within the SBC umbrella and through SBC cooperation. In other ways, we function as a kind of borderless, affinity-based, Baptist association.
How does Pillar assist plants & revitalizations?
Some of our services to official plants/replants include:
- FREE web/graphic design services
- FREE Payroll/Annual Tax Assistance
- Access to like-minded church partners who want to be directly involved in the church planting/revitalizing process
- Online Giving Access for your church
- Monthly Coaching Sessions
- Post-Launch Assessments & Visits from Pillar Staff
- Fundraising Guidance
- Like-minded fellowship
How does one join the Pillar Network?
We have a 4-step process identified under the "Join" tab on our website.
Does a church have to be a member of the SBC to join Pillar?
Yes. At present, we only associate with churches or future churches who are members of the Southern Baptist Convention.