1. Call-- a sense God may be leading you to plant a church
2. Character--a holy walk of love with Christ.
1. A Wesleyan orientation to the Scriptures
2. A willingness to be in essential harmony with the polity of the Evangelical Church
Our Prescreening Process for Planter Assessment:
Get Acquainted/Self Assessment
A. Your Potential self-assessment tools to begin the process of discovery as a possible church planter.
* DISC Profile
* "Your Leadership Grip" by Paul Ford
* Read selected church planting materials
* Understand general characteristics and essential qualities of church planters
B. Our Philosophy and Strategyget acquainted with our passion for church planting by reviewing our P*N*E*U*M*A Packet.
Placement Profile and Evangelical Church Orientation
A.Your Placement Profile
· Release form for references, background check, etc.
· Samples of communicationsermons, etc.
B. Our Prospects
· Evangelical Church Brochureour history, theology, polity, etc.
· Potential sites for new churches under studywhere you may plant a new church.
Discovering Your M*A*P (Ministry Assessment Profile)
· Church Planting Proposal--if you were to plant a church, what would it look like?
· Interactive workshop to orient you to church planting leadership issues
· Behavioral interview with candidate and spouse
After the Behavioral Interview, the candidate couple, Conference Superintendent, and Conference Director of Church Extension will all receive a copy of the written assessment. Final decision as to the working relationship between the Conference and the couple will be decided following the assessment.
Placement and Training
Covenant Partnership--what a working agreement between planter and conference/church will look like.
· Partnership agreement (place, pay, Covenant, P*N*E*U*M*A Working Agreement, etc.)
· Training at CMTC Boot Camp (or similar event)
· Coach/planter relationship established
· Planter and family moved to church planting field