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Potential Church Planter Questionnaire

You will find a printable version of this questionnaire at the bottom of this page.

Please be totally honest in answering these questions, as they will help you determine the most fruitful type of church planting for you.  If you move on to an assessment interview then we may ask you to tell the story behind several of these questions.

We understand that you may have been involved in churches or ministries that did not stress some of the following items. This will be taken into consideration.

Place a checkmark by every item that is true for you.

__ I have lots of energy during the beginning stages of new projects.

__ I seem to be really good at envisioning something in my mind before it actually is taking place or is built.

__ I tend to take charge of situations where there is no leadership and something needs to be done.

__ I find that I can gather a group of people quite well.

__ When leading something I would rather have extra freedom than extra finances.

__ I am a risk-taker and like to explore new territory.

__ I try to do so much I end up living under a lot of time pressure.

__ I tend to start a lot more things then I end off finishing.

__ I prefer starting from scratch than having an existing group to start with.

__ I tend to get bored quickly with detail work.

__ I like to have lots of control over what I do and what I lead.

__ I tend to be quite competitive.

__ I often think about better ways my leaders could have done things.

__ I am not especially gifted at leading passive, unexcited Christians.

__ I have relationships with at least three pastors or denominational leaders who are likely to help me raise support for a church plant.

__ I tend to be more directive than democratic in my leadership style.

__ I tend to set goals and stretch myself to meet them even when others are not encouraging me to do so.

__ I have been told by others that I would be a good church planter.

__ I seem to react more negatively to rigid policies than most people I know

__ I like creating new things and finding new ways of solving problems.

__ I tend to challenge the status quo and make some people uncomfortable.

__ I have started a campus ministry.

__ I have started a business.

__ I have started a club or special interest group.

__ I have started an athletic team.

The following 8 questions relate to starting neighborhood, workplace, or campus Bible Study groups, not groups with existing members of a church or ministry.

__ I have started a bible study group from scratch.

__ I have started a bible study group that included seekers.

__ I have started a bible study group that resulted in a non-Christian coming to Christ, getting baptized, and joining a church.

__ I started a bible study group that lasted for a year.

_ I have started a bible study group that grew and multiplied

__ I started a bible study group that lasted for a year after I left it.

__ I have been a part of a team that started a bible study group or ministry.

__ I have been elected or called to be the leader of a group.

__ I have led a person to salvation.

__ I have led over five people to salvation.

__ I have led an adult (over 18 years old) to salvation.

__ I have led an adult to salvation that I did not first meet at a church function.

__ I have led over 5 people to salvation that I did not first meet at a church function.

__ I have led an adult to Christ over the last year.

__ I have planned and done something socially with a non-Christian in the past month (This question refers to a non-Christian who is not a family member.)

__ I have shared the gospel with someone in the last month.

__ I have shared the gospel with someone in the last year.

__ I have served a non-Christian in the last 30 days (non-family).

__ I have invited an unchurched person to come to church in the last 30 days.

__ I have invited an unchurched person to come to church, in the last 30 days and they came.

__ I have brought over 10 people to church with me over the last two years.

__ I have trained people in evangelism.

__ I have designed and started a large group evangelistic event or service.

__ I have spoken at a large group evangelistic event and people have come back to hear me speak again.

__ I have spoken at a large group evangelistic event and people have become Christians as a result.

__ I have recruited and equipped a team of five or more people to conduct an evangelistic event or service.

__ I have recruited or overseen a worship leader for a group that I was leading.

__ I have started an application-oriented small group.

__ I have led an application-oriented small group that doubled in size.

__ I have led an application-oriented small group that multiplied into two groups.

__ I have recruited and trained an application-oriented small group leader.

__ I have coached several application-oriented small group leaders.

__ I have started a youth Sunday School class or discipleship group.

__ I have started a children’s Sunday School class.

__ I have recruited and trained a Sunday School teacher.

__ I have overseen a Sunday School department.

__ A group of which I was the main speaker grew by 10 people in a year.

__ A group of which I was the main speaker grew by 25 people in a year.

__ A group of which I was the main speaker grew by 50 people in a year.

__ A group of which I was the main speaker grew by 100 or more people in a year.

__ I have started a ministry team that accomplished a task.

__ I have followed up with a new Christian.

__ I have followed up with a new Christian that I have led to Christ.

__ I have led to Christ and discipled a person who continues walking with God.

__ I have led to Christ and discipled 5 people who continue walking with God.

__ I have led to Christ and discipled 10 people who continue walking with God.

__ I invited someone over to my home that I met at church in the past year.

__ I have followed-up over 10 new Christians.

__ I have equipped over five other people to follow-up on new Christians.

__ I have designed and conducted a discipleship process for people.

__ I have raised over $1000 for a project or ministry.

__ I have raised over $10,000 for a project or ministry.

__ I have had a person in a ministry I was leading begin tithing for the first time.

__ I have motivated someone to move from nominal church involvement to active involvement in a ministry.

__ I have helped someone discover and utilize their spiritual gifts.

__ I regularly project into the future in my planning.

__ I create a “To Do” list pretty much each day.

__ There have been extended periods when I regularly delegated items on my “To Do” list to others.

__ I have led a ministry that had other staff members under me.

__ I have grown a ministry to add new staff members.

__ I have read three books specifically about church planting.

__ I have been to a church planting training event (at least a one-day event).

__ I have written up a strategic plan for a new ministry (at least five pages).

__ I have put together a marketing plan that drew over 25 first time people to a meeting.

__ I have put together a marketing plan that drew over 50 first time people to a meeting.

__ I have been a part of church or ministry that grew by 30 or more baptized adults in a year.

__ I have been a part of a church that was less than 2 years old.

__ I have the reputation for being a really hard worker.

__ I have asked someone to step down from a leadership position.

__ I have reproved someone who was being divisive in a group or church.

__ I have turned a ministry that I have started over to someone else.

__ A ministry that I turned over to someone else grew larger than when I was leading it.

__ I have coached someone that has successfully started a ministry.

__ People say that I do not give up easily.

__ When I have a project to do I tend to recruit a team to help me do it rather than do it alone.

If you feel you need to explain anything related to your answers please do so here.

Updated on July 14, 2020

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