General Assessments

One of the first steps in launching a church is to undergo an assessment process. Every potential church planter should take a general assessment to identify strengths, uncover possible areas of growth, and determine whether church planting is right for them.


Initial Screening Assessment by Church Planter Profiles

$9.99 for Assemblies of God church planters | Available in English and Spanish

  To receive your Initial Screening Assessment from Church Planter Profiles:   1. Register for a new account.  2. Under the question, "Are you already working with an agency?" choose "Yes -- I was asked to complete a profile by a church planting agency."  3. Under the agency option, choose "AG Church Multiplication Network."  4. Complete your registration. Your Initial Screening Assessment will be $9.99.

To receive your Initial Screening Assessment from Church Planter Profiles:

1. Register for a new account.

2. Under the question, "Are you already working with an agency?" choose "Yes -- I was asked to complete a profile by a church planting agency."

3. Under the agency option, choose "AG Church Multiplication Network."

4. Complete your registration. Your Initial Screening Assessment will be $9.99.

The Church Planter Profiles assessment was created to help potential church planters discern their aptitude and readiness for starting a new church quickly and easily in an online environment. In this initial screening, you will be assessed in your readiness in the areas of:

  • Church Planting Experience
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Ministry Experience
  • Relational Evangelism

Church Planter Candidate Assessment by Lifeway Christian Resources

$29.00 with Assemblies of God Discount | Available in English and Spanish

The Church Planter Candidate Assessment (CPCA) is a statistically validated online assessment from Lifeway Christian Resources which helps potential church planters identify areas of established strength and other areas needing development as they prepare to plant a church.

CPCA provides more 20 reliable scales which accurately measure key church planting characteristics identified by church planting experts. Over half of these scales have proven predictive of specific church growth measures.

 

Advanced Assessments

An advanced church planter assessment is required in order to receive matching funds from the Church Multiplication Network.


CMN Assessment (Profile Assessment System)

$499 for CMN church planters

 To receive an assessment from CMN, register using the  provided link  to be matched with a Nationally Certified Assessor.  Please allow 4-6 weeks from the time of your registration to receiving a completed copy of your assessment report. If you must have an expedited assessment, you can choose that option in the registration for an additional fee.  If you have any questions regarding the PAS/Ridley assessment contact our National Assessment Team Leader,  Brad Novosad .

To receive an assessment from CMN, register using the provided link to be matched with a Nationally Certified Assessor.

Please allow 4-6 weeks from the time of your registration to receiving a completed copy of your assessment report. If you must have an expedited assessment, you can choose that option in the registration for an additional fee.

If you have any questions regarding the PAS/Ridley assessment contact our National Assessment Team Leader, Brad Novosad.

The CMN Assessment is an interview using the PAS/Ridley system conducted by a Certified Lead Assessor with a proven track record of objectivity and accuracy in identifying candidates ability to demonstrate 13 core characteristics. The interview is done with both spouse and candidate and focuses on past behavior as a predictor of future performance.

The assessment evaluates church planters in the following areas:

  • Visioning capacity
  • Intrinsically motivated
  • Creates ownership of ministry
  • Relates to the unchurched
  • Cooperation with spouse
  • Effectively builds relationships
  • Exercises faith
  • Committed to church growth
  • Responsive to community
  • Utilizes giftedness of others
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Builds group cohesiveness
  • Resilience

The assessment returns a composite score of a possibility of five points in each of the 13 areas. It is not expected that any given candidate will prove effective in all 13 areas. The assessment will produce a report of the candidate’s strengths and potential weaknesses that can be used for further development.