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Church Planting – Step 3:



Once you know that you are aligned with Sojourn Network, the next step is to undergo an assessment to identify your strengths, uncover possible areas of growth, and determine whether church planting with Sojourn Network is right for you.

How do I know if I’m ready for assessment?

  1. Have you attended a Sojourn Network Alignment Intensive?

  2. Do you have a sending church who is ready to affirm your calling, giftedness, and readiness to plant (see Pastoral Recommendation Form)?

  3. Do you live in your plant city and are you less than 1 year away from launching public services?

If you answered “yes” to all these questions, you are ready to enter our assessment!

The Assessment Process

Phase 1

A pastoral representative from the planter’s sending church will complete our pastoral recommendation form on behalf of the planter, affirming his qualifications to plant and their recommendation for the planter to begin the network assessment.

Phase 2

The planter and his wife complete their written paperwork which consists of:

  • The Church Planter Questionnaire

  • The Church Planter Wife Questionnaire

  • Enneagram profile

  • Prepare-Enrich marriage profile

  • The planter will also submit a sermon that will be evaluated by our assessment team prior to the assessment day

Phase 3

The planter and his wife will attend a 1-day in person assessment retreat with our assessment team in order to carefully consider the calling, qualifications and chemistry of the couple desiring to plant a church through Sojourn Network.