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
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
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.
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
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:
Creates ownership of ministry
Relates to the unchurched
Cooperation with spouse
Effectively builds relationships
Committed to church growth
Responsive to community
Utilizes giftedness of others
Flexibility and adaptability
Builds group cohesiveness
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.