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If you’re wondering how to discern with and train up someone in front of you saying, “I just might be a church planter”, we want to help. From our years of experience planting churches all over the world, we have developed a clear process that will help you discern with your potential planter how they will invest their life.

Stages of the process


Vineyard Church Planters are people who long to see the gospel extended and bring transformation to a new community.

Planters are folks who aren’t always content with what already exists, rather they have an entrepreneurial bent. They want to start new things. They want to challenge the status quo. They are collaborators and equippers at heart. They live for the lost and seek Gospel saturation in their city or town. If that sounds like someone in your church, you may want to begin to discern with them if church planting is what God is calling them to. 

To begin this stage, invite the potential planter to take the 10 Questions, a self-assessment to help them get perspective on how their gifts and abilities align with what’s necessary for church planting. These questions are intended to be a starting point for a conversation between the two of you. Then have them begin a conversation with us by scheduling a call with us.

Then we will invite the planter to start the Discover Process with Stadia.

The Discovery Process helps determine a planter’s aptitude and readiness. In addition to receiving a spiritual call to church plant, we want to make sure the planter is best suited and most prepared for the incredible task at hand. Stadia’s Discovery Process involves three surveys and three interviews:

  • Personal Readiness Survey
  • Professional Survey
  • Personal Survey


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