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.


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:

You are prepared for the next phase of the church planter pathway which is to enter into the Send Network Training.
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.
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
  • Spanish - Los Angeles
  • South Florida
  • Spanish - South Florida
  • New York City
  • Phoenix
  • Toronto
  • Seattle
  • Richmond
  • Washington D.C.

2023 Assessment Retreat Dates

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