Assessment

As you explore your desire to plant a church, we are here to help you develop a plan to prepare you for your calling and context.

Pre-Assessment

First, complete the online interest form. After you submit your application, your next step in the planter process is pre-assessment. Three online questionnaires will help you, your Sending Church and NAMB gauge your readiness to become a church planter, covering three primary areas: your church planting capacity, personal character and marriage health (if married).

Assessment Retreat

You will learn a lot about your strengths and growth opportunities in these two days.

In an environment of encouragement and support, experienced leaders from the context where you desire to plant will measure your church planting readiness in nine essential areas: calling, emotional and spiritual health, family dynamics, vision, leadership, communication, missional engagement, disciple-making and social skills.

There are three possible recommendations:

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Ready
You are prepared for the next phase of the church planter pathway which is to enter into the Send Network Training.
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Development Needed
There are several areas indicating you are not yet ready to move forward in the planting process at this time. A recommendation toward a church planting internship is likely. A development plan will be drawn up and given to you as well as a timeline for when you will be eligible for reassessment.
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Redirect
In some cases, the greatest gift that can be given to you is the honest appraisal that church planting with Send Network is not your path in ministry. This transparency will save you from some painful and discouraging days.
Assessment Retreat Locations
  • Atlanta
  • Bay Area
  • Boston
  • Calgary
  • Chicago
  • Columbus
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Detroit
  • Houston
  • Spanish - Houston
  • Jacksonville
  • Kansas City
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • North Carolina
  • Spanish - SoCal
  • South Florida
  • Spanish - South Florida
  • New York City
  • Phoenix
  • Toronto
  • Seattle
  • Richmond
  • Washington D.C.

2024 Assessment Retreat Dates

Retreat Dates Location Registration Deadline Region

1st Quarter

February 1-2, 2024 Houston December 13, 2023 South
February 1-2, 2024 Spanish Houston December 13, 2023 Spanish
February 12-13, 2024 Atlanta January 3, 2024 South
February 20-21, 2024 Baltimore/Washington DC January 10, 2024 Northeast
March 5-6, 2024 Kansas City January 24, 2024 Midwest
March 12-13 2024 North Carolina January 31, 2024 South
March 12-13, 2024 Columbus January 31, 2024 Midwest
March 18-19, 2024 Los Angeles February 7, 2024 West
March 20-21, 2024 Richmond February 7, 2024 South

2nd Quarter

April 8-9, 2024 Jacksonville February 28, 2024 South
April 11-12, 2024 Boston February 28, 2024 Northeast
April 17-18, 2024 Seattle March 6, 2024 West
April 22-23, 2024 Spanish South Florida March 13, 2024 Spanish
April 29-30, 2024 Detroit March 20, 2024 Midwest
April 30-May 1, 2024 Denver March 20, 2024 West
May 6-7, 2024 Spanish SoCal March 27, 2024 Spanish
May 7-8, 2024 Bay Area March 27, 2024 West
May 16-17, 2024 Dallas April 3, 2024 South
May 16-17, 2024 Spanish Dallas April 3, 2024 Spanish
May 20-21, 2024 Chicago April 10, 2024 Midwest
May 28-29, 2024 Calgary April 17, 2024 Canada
June 3-4, 2024 Toronto April 24, 2024 Canada
July 17-18, 2024 Summer Virtual May 29, 2024 Virtual

3rd Quarter

August 1-2, 2024 North Carolina June 19, 2024 South
August 12-13, 2024 Atlanta July 3, 2024 South
August 20-21, 2024 Kansas City July 10, 2024 Midwest
September 10-11, 2024 Columbus July 31, 2024 Midwest
September 10-11, 2024 Spanish South Florida July 31, 2024 Spanish
September 16-17, 2024 Los Angeles August 7, 2024 West
September 23-24, 2024 Arkansas August 14, 2024 South
Sept 30-Oct 1, 2024 Baltimore/Washington DC August 21, 2024 Northeast

4th Quarter

October 1-2, 2024 Las Vegas August 21, 2024 West
Oct 3-4, 2024 Houston August 21, 2024 South
Oct 3-4, 2024 Spanish Houston August 21, 2024 Spanish
October 8-9, 2024 Calgary August 28, 2024 Canada
October 10-11, 2024 Spanish SoCal August 28, 2024 Spanish
October 14-15, 2024 Detroit September 4, 2024 Midwest
October 14-15, 2024 Jacksonville September 4, 2024 South
October 15-16, 2024 Phoenix September 4, 2024 West
October 22-23, 2024 Denver September 11, 2024 West
October 24-25, 2024 Boston September 11, 2024 Northeast
October 29-30, 2024 Richmond September 18, 2024 South
November 6-7, 2024 Bay Area September 25, 2024 West
November 13-14, 2024 New York October 2, 2024 Northeast
November 14-15, 2024 Seattle October 2, 2024 West
November 18-19, 2024 Chicago October 9, 2024 Midwest
November 18-19, 2024 Toronto October 9, 2024 Canada
November 19-20, 2024 South Florida October 9, 2024 South
December 5-6, 2024 North Carolina October 23, 2024 South

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