Am I A Church Planter?

A Self-Evaluation
 

Every person that considers church planting asks the question, Am I a Church Planter? The following self-evaluative checklist is a tool to help you discern and is not an absolute test. You will not score 100% on each question. That is what the gospel provides and why we need it. This tool is based on research and can assist you to answer the question, Am I a Church Planter? Answer the questions based on your past experiences and not according to your idealistic self. You might also ask others about their view of you. 

Spiritual Life

  1. Am I joyfully walking with Christ as my Saviour and the Lord of my life?
  2. Am I a person who pursues my faith through faithful times in His Word, prayer, confession and repentance of sin, committing to a local church, and serving sacrificially?
  3. Am I trustworthy and responsible to follow through with promises, responsibilities, and commitments?
  4. Am I qualified to meet the Biblical requirements for an elder or pastor?

Visional Life

  1. Am I called to plant a church and have the confirmation of others?
  2. Am I passionately sharing the good news of Jesus’ redemption with others?
  3. Am I awakening a passion in others to share their faith?

Teaching Life

  1. Am I adaptable in my plans and able to adjust to reach goals?
  2. Am I a pursuing knowledge and skills for personal growth and greater effectiveness?
  3. Am I an engaging preacher and teacher who is able to express gospel truth clearly and winsomely?
  4. Am I able to help people to grow in their understanding of the Bible and its application in their lives?

Relational Life

  1. Am I growing in a healthy marriage (if applicable) and have my spouse’s commitment to this vision?
  2. Am I able to work through difficulties in relationships and address adverse circumstances in a healthy manner?
  3. Am I expressing the gospel in my relationships by demonstrating grace, love, compassion, forgiveness, and truth telling?

Executive Life

  1. Am I able to lead others to express their gifts in ministry?
  2. Am I able to manage conflict and misunderstandings?
  3. Am I an action-oriented person who perseveres in order to advance the mission?

Ministry Life

  1. Am I experienced enough in church ministry to understand how the local church operates and how to motivate and develop leaders and volunteers?
  2. Am I able to produce fruit in ministry where the gospel transforms the lives of others?
  3. Am I able to start new things that lead to effective creation?