TAKING THE ASSESSMENTS

The First Steps in Planting a Church

PREPARING TO PLANT A CHURCH

From the very beginning, CITYREACH NETWORK is here to support church planters. Utilizing church planter assessments is the first step in equipping pastors as they follow God’s call to launch a life-giving church.

Through several assessments we help planters develop a self-portrait by identifying their strengths, gifts, personality type, and leadership style.

The first step for any potential planter is the completion of the free Initial Screening Assessment (ISA), a brief set of questions that cover Church Planting Experience, Entrepreneurial Leadership, Ministry Experience and Relational Evangelism.

Each planter gets connected to a CITYREACH NETWORK Regional Assessor, who guides him/her through the additional assessments, including the 360 Survey, the Golden Personality Profile, the Portrait Predictor, Strengths Finder, and a Spiritual Gifts Inventory.

The final assessment is the PAS/Ridley Assessment, which is a comprehensive interview conducted by a CITYREACH NETWORK assessor. The Ridley Assessment explores 13 qualities researched as markers for successful church planters, including visionizing capacity, motivation, reaching the “unchurched,” commitment to church growth, spousal support, responsiveness to the community, leadership ability, resiliency, team building, and exercising strong faith.

WHAT’S NEXT?

Assessments are used to assist the church planter and CITYREACH NETWORK in identifying readiness for church planting and in developing gifts and abilities for planting a life-giving church. All assessment results are captured through a personalized portfolio created for each planter.

To move forward in the planting process, both the potential planter and CITYREACH NETWORK must be fully convinced that God is bringing them together with a shared mission and shared method to REACH THE ONE who is far from God. A written Memorandum of Understanding is signed by both the church planter and CITYREACH NETWORK.

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Approximately 30 min.

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