- Schedule of Events
- Location & Lodging
- The Process
- Assessment Tools
- Sponsor & District Responsibilities
- Assessor Nomination & Application
- I've been accepted . . . NOW what?
- Assessment Center Costs
- Paying for the CPAC
- What is NOT necessary for Assessment?
- How to find a Sponsor
- Next Steps after Assessment
Discuss the assessment team's recommendation with your sponsor
The Assessment Center does not take an active role in placement, but it does pave the way for deeper dialogue with church planting sponsors. Those whose gifts and calling to church planting leadership are affirmed will want to discuss actual appointment by their sponsoring district or parent church. Those who do not receive a positive recommendation to become a "lead" church planter should also discuss assessment findings and insights with their ministry supervisor. There may still be a suitable role as a church planting "support team member" that would better utilize your gifts and ministry passion. Remember, not being recommended as a lead church planter is not a statement about other church leadership potential.
Learn more about church planting
Additional information and helps for potential and active church planters are available at C4USM website at www.c4usm.org. Click on "Resources" in the side-bar and select "All resources, by topic." You will also find a full bibliography of additional church planting resources to explore.
Participate in a church planter training experience
Church planter boot camps are designed to help you develop a strategic plan for the specific new church you would like to start. The LCMS's preferred provider for group church planter training is Church Planting Essentials andPlanting the Missional Church distance learning course. Both learning experiences are presented by the Center for U.S. Missions.
Secure the services of a church planting coach
Leadership development coaching maximizes leadership effectiveness. The Center for United States Missions highly recommends that every planter (new or experienced) receive coaching from a qualified church planter coach while implementing their church planting strategy. Coach referrals are available from the C4USM.
Also in This Section:
Schedule of Events | Location & Lodging | The Process | Assessment Tools | Sponsor & District Responsibilities
Registering | I've been accepted . . . NOW what? | Assessment Center Costs | Paying for the CPAC
What is NOT necessary for Assessment? | How to find a Sponsor | Next Steps after Assessment