Successful church planters possess certain ministry skills. Unlike divine design, ministry skills can be developed. In the parable of the ten talents, Jesus indicated we do not start on a level field when it comes to abilities, but everyone is expected to grow and develop his skills. The EFCA uses three instruments to help a candidate assess church planting skills.
EFCA Planter Profile: Free
This inventory gives the characteristics that EFCA leaders feel are important to church planting.
StrengthsFinder 2.0: $15
StrengthsFinder is an assessment tool of 34 strengths developed by the Gallup organization after 40 years of research. You have to purchase the book, Strengths-Based Leadership. In the book, you will receive a code for the online assessment. It will take you 20 minutes, and you will receive a 120-page report that covers your top five strengths and action ideas for developing these strengths. The book gives you additional insights into how to develop your strengths, maximize your team and understand why people follow.
Recommended Reading: Strength-based Leadership, by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie
Evaluation: Your skills and church planting
What do you think?
What do you give yourself: red light, yellow light, or green light regarding church planting?
The next step is the chemistry assessment.