WHY BE ASSESSED?

Planting a new church is a ministry requiring special gifts, abilities, experiences and calling distinct from typical pastoral ministry. City to City’s assessment is a two-day event used to help evaluate interested pastors in the specific competencies for church planting. Some of the competencies include:

Vital Spiritual Life: exhibiting a compelling walk with God; living by grace, practicing love.

Strong Prayer Life: depending on God through prayer as a priority.

Personal Integrity: exercising strong biblical morality and principles in daily life.

Family Life: developing growing love relationships among family members who share the vision of ministry.

Evangelism: cooperating with God in leading people to salvation.

Visionary Leadership: leading others with grace to accomplish God’s plan.

Preaching: proclaiming God’s Word confidently.

HOW AM I ASSESSED?

Candidates are involved in simulated church planting exercises, small group experiences, teaching modules, evaluation instruments and personal interviews with qualified and godly assessment staff.

During assessment you will enjoy fellowship with fellow candidates and staff through meals, worship times, classroom interaction and informal opportunities. Each person assessed receives confidential feedback, as well as a complete evaluation to assist in determining God’s direction for a church planting ministry.

BENEFITS OF ASSESSMENT

By going through the assessment process, a church planter will be emboldened, and gain confidence and confirmation in his calling, giftedness and readiness for a church planting ministry. Assessment also protects a candidate from the trauma and pain of burnout – thoroughness in the process provides protection from unrealistic expectations. As a result, church leaders are more confident, since their investment of time, people and resources is better served by the assessment process.

COST VS. INVESTMENT

The cost of assessment is relatively small considering the investment that individuals, churches and donors make in starting a new church. It is a wise investment of God’s resources to help couples faithfully and carefully discern God’s will for their lives.

Our seeks to keep costs to a minimum by limiting them to lodging, food, materials and administrative needs. We are fully committed to keeping the assessment process “budget friendly”. Often, a candidate’s church, financial partners or denomination will share the responsibility of the assessment cost. Applicants should contact their respective leadership for possible financial aid or assistance.

Please be assured that each candidate’s assessment information is held in strict confidence and only released by his permission.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Step #1:  Take this simple self-assessment, to see if you should process further.

Step #2:  Fill out the application below. ($50 application fee)

  • We will review your application within a week of receiving it and if we feel you are a good match for our training, we will invite you to Step #3.

Step #3:   Interview with the Executive Director of City to City Miami.


Before you fill out the application please inform your spouse that there is a section for her to fill out as well.  Take time to read through ALL of the questions before you answer them.  There are some pieces of information we need from you that you'll have to prepare in advance.  Please also email us a picture of you and your family (info@citytocitymiami.com). 

There is an application fee of $50:  Submit Payment Here. 

Name *
Name
Birthday *
Birthday
Address *
Address
Phone *
Phone
Describe for us how you became a Christian.
Give us a short vision about your call to church plant.
Reference #1 - Professional
Reference #1 - Personal
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Describe your relationship between your parents, your relationship with your mother, father, and siblings.
Please share with us your current family dynamics. (How long have you been married, How many kids do you have, what are their ages?)
For the Prospective Church Planter's Spouse:
If married, please have your spouse fill out the section below.
Name
Name
Birthday
Birthday
Describe for us how you became a Christian.
(If a stay at home mom, that is work too!)
Give us a short vision about your call to be a part of a church plant.
To be filled out by the prospective church planter's spouse.
(If you have children, share with us the names & ages of your kids)