Starting a Facility

How to Start a Transformation Facility

WeCan will assist you with the process.

The start up ministry will be organized as a 501c3 with bylaws and policies which include strict guidelines for daily operations. 

Step One:  Identify and enlist a long-time local leader with integrity, credibility and leadership skills, who is called by God to help organize a start-up team.  This step is critical.

Step Two:  Select a diverse group of 5 to 15 local people and form a start-up team. Selection normally takes 1-2 months.  Some of the duties for start-up team:

  • Elect officers.
  • Meet bi-weekly to pray, clarify vision and develop unity.
  • Choose name and logo for the ministry and promote it.
  • “Branding” is critical as soon as possible
  • Apply for non-profit status with the state.
  • Find a facility such as abandoned school or church.
  • Possibly call a part-time person to do the “field work.”
  • Plan and promote a vision casting rally.
  • Apply to IRS for 501c3 to receive tax deductible donations.

This process normally takes 3-6 months.

Step Three:  The Start-up Team will phase out and a Ministry Leadership Team or Board will be established to help provide oversight and promotion of the ministry.

Step Four:  Once a facility is obtained and a Director is called, you will launch a very fruitful and fulfilling ministry.

WeCan facility leaders and staff will help through the entire process. 

For more specific details, contact Dr. Larry Pillow at freshstart@conwaycorp.net or call or text at 501-472-3114 or contact Jay Cupit at 501-250-5297.