Assessments

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WHAT IS ASSESSMENT? 

SWCP provides assessment opportunities because we have a passion to see you succeed. Assessment is an invaluable and objective tool for discovering whether you are uniquely wired and called to be lead pastor of a church plant and for exploring what other tools, training and team members you might need to be sustainably successful in church planting.  It is a proven process for exploring and answering the church planting questions.

WHY DO AN ASSESSMENT?

Assessment is a wise investment of God’s resources. Planting requires unique gifts, skills, flexibility, drive, calling and experiences different from serving in an established church. Some who would thrive in an established church might wither under the demands of church planting.  Since the physical, emotional, financial and spiritual resources church planting demands are enormous, it is imperative to know that church planting is the highest and best use of your gifts and abilities.

This process helps leaders and their spouses carefully discern if planting is God’s will for their lives, if they have the unique and complex gifting required for it and if this is the time in their lives and their marriage to take on this task.  It also helps planters understand the tools, training and team members they’ll uniquely need for planting a healthy reproducing church.

WHAT IS THE ASSESSMENT PROCESS LIKE?

The assessment process takes place over four days/nights and includes:

    • An extensive application
    • Gift Assessments
    • Interviews
    • Testing
    • Observation
  • Structural Simulations

WHO DOES THE ASSESSMENT? 

Our assessment team is made up of seasoned church planters, church leaders and a licensed psychologist.

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?  

Interested in being in the next assessment group? Or just want more information? Send an email to Kathi Allen, Southwest Church Planting Administrator.