Are You a Church Planter in the Making
Most potential church planters struggle with the question, “Could I really be an effective church planter?” Actually, this is a question that should receive strong consideration. You may have spiritual gifts that you are not fully aware of, gifts that are especially suited to effectively starting a new church. Do you have what it takes to be a successful church planter?
Take this short self-assessment and find out!
I am good at sharing my ideas with others and encouraging them to join me in them:
- Most of the Time.
- Some of the Time.
- I am most effective when I am assisting someone with their ideas.
When new people start coming to my church:
- I try to encourage others to invite them to a small group meeting.
- I personally invite them.
- I usually let them visit a few times before inviting them to my home.
- I simply allow them to build relationships on their own.
I usually complete tasks:
- Without having to be reminded.
- Just before the deadline.
- With a gentle reminder from an associate or someone supervising me.
- After the deadline.
I am currently pursuing:
- Multiple relationships with non-Christian people for the purpose of loving them and leading them to Christ..
- A relationship with a non-Christian for the purpose of loving him/her and leading them to Christ.
- Plans to initiate relationships with non-Christians for the purpose of loving them and leading them to Christ.
- No relationship with a non-Christian for the purpose of loving them and leading them to Christ.
I function best when:
- I can hang out with people who do not yet know Jesus.
- I am relating to new Christians.
- I can spend much of my time building relationships with Christians.
- I am relating to mature Christians.
I make it a priority to:
- Schedule at least one time a week for relaxation and/or family fun.
- Regularly schedule a time of relaxation/refreshment with my spouse or for me personally (if not married).
- Have a date with my spouse or personal time of relaxation and fun (if single) when I can schedule it.
- Have a full calendar of work related activities with little time for recreation, relaxation or family fun because my position requires that of me.
I perceive that the primary role of a pastor/leader would be to:
- Train and equip people to serve/minister.
- Preach the good news of Christ from the pulpit.
- Lead and administrate the work of the church.
- Care for the needs of the people.
I believe the style of worship for a church should be:
- Flexible to changing times and people.
- Set when the church first starts and changed only when the leadership changes.
- Traditional and match time-honored values.
- What the pastor/leader likes.
When I am in a group of Christians that are divided over an issue, I:
- Help them focus on what we are called to do.
- Serve as a referee to bring peace.
- Use the Bible to show the fault of their actions.
- Probably find myself choosing sides.
When I am overwhelmed with tasks to accomplish, I:
- Delegate jobs to others.
- Drop some less important tasks.
- Will ask for assistance only when the job would fail to be completed otherwise.
- Get frustrated and do the minimum.
Your Church Planter Potential Rating:
25-40 Points - Green Thumb, run - don't walk - Contact us today about
15-24 Points - Explorer, you should definitely explore church planting
further. You could be an excellent team member for a planting team.
0-14 Points - Investigator. Your gifts are suited for other ministry; you should continue to investigate the options with the leaders in your
YOUR TOTAL SCORE IS:________________