Assessment for Potential Church Planters Now Available
By Paul Nixon
The Path 1 Team at Discipleship Ministries now offers an assessment process for people who are considering church planting as a next ministry challenge. An annual conference, a planting church, or an individual may request such an assessment. We use a variety of standard inventories that have been normed in regard to people who have recently planted new places for new people in The United Methodist Church. The assessment will involve a live interview with the potential planter as well as a brief written report.
This is the first time such a service has been offered by Discipleship Ministries. Interviewers have been selected and trained from across the breadth of the denomination. When an annual conference or a church requests an assessment, one representative of the requesting organization will be invited to sit in live on the interview. Reports will be issued within one week of the interview. In cases where cabinet appointments are in process, expedited timelines may be possible.
The cost of the assessment is $500. If an “Intercultural Development Inventory” is included in the process, the cost of assessment will be $700. To order an assessment for a potential church planter, either for yourself or for another person, click here.
For more information about the assessment of potential planters in your conference, please contact Paul Nixon, Director of Church Multiplication: [email protected].