A key step on the New Church Pathway is for church planters to confirm their calling through GCI's Church Planter Assessment Process.
Why be assessed?
GCI's Church Planter Assessment Process helps prospective church planters confirm their calling by clarifying whether or not they possess the personal characteristics, experience and competence needed to meet the rigorous demands of church planting. The benefits of an assessment are many, including giving those who support the plant financially a greater level of confidence that the plant will flourish.
As outlined in the the diagram below, GCI's Church Planter Assessment Process begins with a preliminary self-assessment, followed in most cases by an assessment interview conducted by trained GCI assessors. The interview helps the prospective planter identify areas of personal and ministry strength, along with areas where additional knowledge and experience are needed. The assessment team then gives each interviewee an assessment report that summarizes key findings and provides a detailed ministry development plan.
GCI pastor Dishon Mills talks about GCI's assessment process.