What's Involved?

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:

Initial Application

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.

Online Coursework

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.

Phone Interview

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.

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. 

Our upcoming assessment conferences are as follows:

February 27-29, 2024: Atlanta, GA (USA)
September 17-19, 2024: Wichita, KS (USA)
November 12-14, 2024: Fremont, CA (USA)

Assessment Outcomes

Within two weeks of the conference, applicants will receive one of four potential outcomes.

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.

Do you have more questions about our assessment process? Visit our FAQ here.