Am I a church planter?

Not all pastors are wired and gifted to be church planters. Are the following statements true about you?

  • A man of God and the Word
  • Driven by God’s burden for the lost
  • A man of faith
  • Living a lifestyle of multiplying disciples
  • Willing to apply God’s principles to church planting

If this sounds like you, you have the general characteristics of a church planter and we would encourage you to be assessed to confirm your calling to church planting.

Church Planter’s Assessment

We at the North Central District are willing to help you walk through a three step process to explore your potential to be an effective church planter. We think you will find this process helpful to better understand yourself, your marriage, your ministry skills, and your calling.

The Process
Step One: Application to the NCD
Step Two: Self-assessment
Step Three: Behavioral Interview

If you are interested in going through this assessment process with the NCD, please contact us at

The Process


Step One

Step One is the paperwork, including Application, Personal Testimony and Call to Church Planting, Personal References, and Release form.

Step Two

Step Two includes the Marriage Questionnaire, the Theological Questionnaire, the Online Self-Assessment and the Ministry Match. These online instruments will help assess your marriage, personality, spiritual giftedness, and ministry and leadership style.

Step Three

Step Three: The behavioral interview is a 3+ hour interview with you and your wife and two or three members of the NCD assessment team. We are convinced that past practices can predict future performance. Therefore we will try to understand how God has used you in the past and present to help discern where He is leading you in the future. You will receive a detailed report after this interview.