CHP5030 Policies/Programs for Church Planter Assessment

Course Overview

Educational Level: Graduate, Master
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Terry Coy

Course Description:

Fruitful church planting depends on properly selected church planters. This course will survey and critique existing policies and programs which assess and evaluate church planting candidates. The student will understand the role of calling, character, personality, and competencies in the selection of church planters.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Church planting is ultimately a work of the Holy Spirit. At the same time, God works through called and prepared planters. Church planting partners such as local churches, missions agencies, associations, and denominations have the responsibility to ensure, as much as humanly possible, that their church planting candidate is the right person at the right time in the right place with the right plan. Those who are charged by these partners to discover and assess church planters must be capable of adopting, adapting, or developing a church planter candidate process that adequately addresses calling, character, personality, spiritual gifting, and various talents, abilities, and competences. The goal of the course if for the church planting leader have an understanding of the tools and processes available for the assessment task.

Why This Course Is Important:

Research has shown that going through an assessment (of any kind) significantly improves a church planters changes of success. Having an assessment process, therefore, is a non-negotiable for those engaged in planter deployment. Improving what they have will only increase fruitfulness and protect the planter and his family.