Acts 29 has a strong track record of assessing church planters. The traditional assessment interview has been replaced with a two-day conference to facilitate a more effective assessment and to provide a more caring environment for those being assessed.
Applicants who are successful at the phone interview, will proceed to our assessment conference. If an applicant is married, his wife will also be expected to attend. Here you can find out more about what happens at an assessment conference.
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We want to create a caring atmosphere with a range of formal and informal assessment settings. Formal assessment will take place through the following:
- Preaching assessment – The men will be given a text prior to the assessment conference and will be required to preach on that text for 20 minutes.
- Pastoral assessment – We will present you with a case study of a pastoral situation in the context of church planting and ask you in groups to discuss how you would begin to address the situation.
- Strategic planning assessment – We will present you with a church planting case study and ask you to discuss in groups how you approach the plant from a strategic point of view.
- Wives discussion – During the conference wives are invited to a couple of informal discussions with the female assessors to talk about their expectations ministry and to explore a complementarian approach to planting.
- Interview – There are two interviews over the course of the conference. You will have a specific assessment team who will spend time looking specifically at you and your situation to assess your giftedness to plant with Acts 29.
- Meal times – throughout the conference, meals and breaks are key times to build relationships with other applicants and assessors, to relax and learn from one another.
Acts 29 is a relational network, these conference provide great spaces to begin building those relationships.
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