One of the first steps to getting started is to be sure about your calling. This includes being certain about your purpose and believing that Christ will give you the wisdom and resources you need to get started and help you carry on with the work you have began. Pray about this calling and ensure that you have the necessary training in the line of work you are interested in pursuing.
Put your vision down in writing. This will help you visualize where you are going and help you think through the various challenges and issues that you will face. Writing your vision will help you know which resources you will require and the number of people you will need to turn your vision into reality. It will also help you establish the financial requirements necessary to running your organization. Writing down your vision will make it easier to explain to other people what you want to accomplish.
Decide whether you want to be affiliated to any church or organization. If you want to get started fast, then being affiliated with another organization is advisable, especially if there are already other organizations that are in the same line of work that you are interested in. You can have a formal or informal partnership with other churches or organizations, depending on the niche you are interested in. Find a need that is not already being met with other organizations.
Find out what legal requirements you will have to fulfill before you can start your organization. You may need to get various licenses, or have other legal documents. You may also need the approval of any institution or town councils where you will be operating. The legal requirements may be less demanding if you are working under another church or organization.
Come up with different ways to raise financial support to run your organization. Draft a budget, to help you know how much money you will require. You can run some businesses or get partners who will send you financial contributions when required. If you can afford it, you can fund your organization on your own.
The next consideration should be how you will access the people you are targeting to reach. This will require that you pass around information about the existence of your organization and what you do. You can use several methods to market yourself. You can take advantage of online media, posters, TV and radio stations. Choose the method that is most appropriate for you.
Get started with momentum and keep going. Make the most out of the opportunities you get and change what needs to be changed in order to get things working. Have a method of evaluating how much progress you are making after a certain period of time. This will help you to re-evaluate your approach and find ways to be more effective.