Church Planting Assessment
Church Renewal Assessment
What is the Assessment Tool?
It is an on-line questionnaire that seeks to identify the strengths of people who express an interest in planting new congregations or renewing existing ones.
How was the tool developed?
The Gallup Organization conducted qualitative research to identify patterns of excellence that describe the talents needed for success in planting a new congregation or renewing churches. The research was in cooperation with Ecumenical Partners from other mainline denominations. A total of 159 new church developers were included in the research which included focus groups, a pilot survey, and other factors from Gallup's Item Bank of factors which contribute to success.
How reliable is the Tool?
If we consider that 60 percent of our new church planters or renewing pastors are successful, and, if we are to select one in five applicants/available ministers, with a Developer Index of .40, there is an increase in the proportion of successful Developers and Redevelopers from 60 to 81 percent, or 21 percentage points, attributable to the Tool.
What does it cost?
For a limited time, the cost is $49.99. (The standard assessment cost is $100.00)
How is the Tool taken?
Plug in your access code. There is a short registration process that gathers general information on the applicant. The applicant will spend approximately 30 minutes taking the Tool.
How are the results determined?
Each applicant is given a score that is statistically determined, weighted and valued. The applicant will then be placed in one of the following categories:
- Conditionally Recommended.
- Not recommended.
When are the results available?
Within days, a score is generated on the applicant. This information is shared with at CPR Team member, and a phone interview will be scheduled for the applicant to discuss the results of the report with them.