‘Relationships’ 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.
‘A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.’ John 13:34-35. Godly character is at the heart of an Acts 29 church planter assessment, and this is most clearly reflected in healthy relationships. If believers cannot live in unity, humility and love, then the truth and power of Christ will be undermined and questioned.
- Would people describe you as a hospitable and warm person or would they say you are distant and detached? You might want to ask some people
- During conflict, do you engage with the people and issues involved, or do you draw back and avoid getting drawn in?
- Are you a man pleaser? If so, are you being discipled in this area?
- Do others around you come to you for advice and respect your counsel?
- Are you praying for specific people and are aware of the various ways you can encourage, challenge and serve them?