Entrepreneurial Aptitude is one of the eleven competencies that Acts 29 considers essential when assessing church planters. You can explore the Competencies further on the Acts 29 Competencies page.


In 1 Corinthians 9:22, Paul says ‘I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings.’ At the very heart of a planter’s entrepreneurial aptitude, is the desire and ability to engage new cultures in a way that is theologically driven, with missional innovation and cultural engagement. It is pioneering something new for the sake of communicating the unchanging truths of the gospel.



  1. Do you have a track record of establishing new creative ventures?
  2. Do you have a burning affinity to see a Gospel impact in an area that is currently unreached?
  3. Are you able to critique cultures through the lense of the Gospel?
  4. Are you able to gather/enlist others around a common vision for a new venture?
  5. Are you able to innovate and improvise when facing new challenges, difficulties and adversities?


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One Mokgatle
Written by: One Mokgatle on July 2, 2018

One, his wife Confidence, and their two daughters live in Pretoria, South Africa. They planted Rooted Fellowship in 2015, a gospel-centered, disciple-making, transcultural church. One is currently the lead pastor. He also serves as the regional director for Sub-Saharan Africa for Acts 29.