Planter Assessments

We help potential church planters discern their calling and gain essential feedback on their future plans so they can move forward with success in their ministry journey.

Many planters fail to establish a new church because they’ve misunderstood their ministry calling or they have entered their planting journey without the plans and resources they need to thrive. 

Our assessment process helps planting candidates discern gifts and calling and gain affirmation and clarity in their planting plan. This process not only helps planter candidates, but also supports sending churches, networks and regional leaders so they can most effectively walk alongside candidates discerning a call to plant a  church.

All candidates go through an extensive pre-assessment process and some are then invited to attend a regional assessment center retreat. The process ends with a results meeting where the planting candidate and spouse are given a comprehensive report with extensive feedback from a panel of trained and experienced assessors. This grace-filled and encouraging process gives candidates confidence and direction in their future calling.

Our assessment process has two primary goals:

  1. Help candidates discern their calling
  2. Develop a personal growth plan for future ministry success

Begin your assessment journey!

Fill out our church planter interest form.

Want to learn more about our assessment process?

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Brett Gleason

Brett serves as Director of Church Multiplication for the Great Lakes District of the EFCA. He is committed to the multiplication of healthy churches and supporting church planters.

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