Thinking of planting a church? One of the first steps in making that happen is to undergo an assessment process to identify your strengths, uncover possible areas of growth, and determine whether church planting is right for you.
There are three tiers of assessment we recommend for those interested in planting a church:
Tier 1: Church Planter Profiles (free online assessment)
Tier 2: Lifeway (CPCA)
$29 with AG Discount
Tier 3: PAS/Ridley Assessment
To receive a PAS/Ridley Assessment from a nationally certified assessor, click the link below.
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.
The Profile Assessment System was developed by Dr. Charles Ridley who conducted a study of church planters in the United States and Canada. His subjects in the study represented 13 Protestant denominations. Based upon his research and subsequent field-testing, he developed a list of 13 prominent performance dimensions. For over a decade, these dimensions have been used to select church planters.
The assessment is an interview conducted by a Certified Lead Assessor with a proven track record of objectivity and accuracy in identifying candidates ability to demonstrate the 13 characteristics in their past. The interview is done with both spouse and candidate and focuses on past behavior as a predictor of future performance. The candidates are asked to relate up to three examples from their past that demonstrate the thirteen areas.
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.
If you have any questions regarding the PAS/Ridley assessment contact our National Assessment Team Leader, Brad Novosad.