Through the Acts 29 assessment process, potential church planters or those already planting a church are offered a recommendation on whether or not Acts 29 is a good fit for them. Based on the assessment outcome, next steps are clearly outlined.
Stages of Assessment
The church planter assessment and the existing church planter assessment includes the following stages:
A short online application that enables us to know whether now is the right time to apply, and if Acts 29 is the right organization for the applicant.
The applicant will then complete a series of online assignments taking a total of 10 to 15 hours to complete. The assignments will be specific to the applicant’s track.
This interview will give applicants the opportunity to articulate their vision for church planting to an Acts 29 assessor. After the interview, a final decision is made on whether or not the applicant should attend the assessment conference.
The two-day assessment conference provides a caring atmosphere with a range of formal and informal assessment settings for church planters and their wives. For existing churches, an assessment team will be sent to your church to conduct an on-site assessment, and elders will be invited to attend a one-day assessment conference.
Within two weeks of the conference, applicants will receive one of four potential outcomes.
Ready to plant or join Acts 29.
Once the church has gathered the core number of members, the planter/church are able to complete the process to become an Acts 29 member. This includes the church’s eldership signing the Acts 29 covenant—which includes a financial commitment to Acts 29 and to church planting. Once the church/planter becomes an official member, they are able to access the benefits of Acts 29 and participate fully in the global network.
Recommended with Conditions
Ready to plant or join Acts 29, subject to some conditions that can be completed within one year.
This enters the planter and church into what we call a “candidate church.” During the candidate stage, any conditions set by the assessors are worked on and a coach is often assigned.
Once candidates have completed their conditions and have gathered a minimum number of core team members, they can complete the process of becoming members.
Potential with Strong Conditions
Not yet ready to plant or Join Acts 29, but has the potential to, subject to strong conditions that can be completed within two to three years.
Not recommended to plant or join Acts 29.