Church Planter Candidate Assessment Training
The national church planting team offers trainings not just for church planters, but sending pastors as well. We currently have developed training for sending pastors in effectively utilizing parts of our discernment process.
As a part of our 4 Components to Planting a Healthy Vineyard Church, the potential planter takes a series of online assessments and begins working with their overseeing pastor to develop a path for growth. These assessments look at risk factors, spiritual gifts, spiritual formation, a 360° review, and overall church planting skill-set development. The results from these assessments are great material for a few weeks of leadership and coaching conversations.
We've developed a training for sending pastors in effectively utilizing the results of this assessment.
Church Planter Psychological Assessment
We encourage planters to complete a full psychological assessment to help determine their readiness for church planting and highlight any pitfalls that might eventually cause ministry burn-out. This assessment will aid in identifying areas for development/preparation, and thus increase likelihood of personal and ministry goals being realized. Themes emphasized are those vital to ministry such as fiscal integrity, self-awareness, decision-making, leadership competencies, tolerance, approachability, conflict management, and risk-taking. The cost is $340/individual + $50/debrief.
This video highlights the benefits and uses for this psychological assessment, as well as provides senior pastors with some knowledge on interpreting the results of the assessment.