Converge Northeast Church Planting has one of the longest-running, most influential and highly trusted church planting assessment systems in the country. We offer decades of experience and a contextually current process. Many other denominations and para-church organizations have modeled their process after ours. The purpose of assessment is to reduce risk and increase church planting success. We use assessment to figure out each individual’s capacity to be the lead pastor on a planting team. Our proven assessment process benefits anyone considering church planting.

Assessment Centers

It is an intensive four-day event staffed by trained assessors to encourage and observe church planting candidates. Candidates have the opportunity to preach, cast vision, work in team settings, and meet with counselors and assessors to prepare for life as a church planter. Assessors provide a personalized and thorough assessment of church planting candidates.

Typical assessment center participants include:

Candidate/Candidate Couple: prospective church planting lead pastor and spouse (if married).

Sending Agency: a candidate/candidate couple's sponsoring or sending agency; may be a church, network, region, denomination or church planting organization.

Assessors: experienced church planters or church planting leaders; each sending agency usually sends an assessor to participate.

Observers: individuals interested in observing the assessment process; they do not assess the candidate/candidate couples.

Assessment Center Team: the team that organizes the assessment center and includes a director, a counselor and an administrator.

Upcoming Assessment Centers:

  • April 17-20, 2018 Detroit, Michigan
  • June 5-8, 2018 Seattle, Washington
  • August 14-17, 2018 Denver, Colorado
  • November 6-9, 2018 Phoenix, Arizona

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Church Planting 101

Church Planting 101 is two days of practical training where you will learn the basics of church planting led by our team of successful church planters.This training is a great tool if you are interested in church planting, starting a church, learning how to start a new campus of an existing church or for churches wanting to improve how they minister to their community.

You will learn how to:

  • Recruit and equip your launch team Build a financial structure that creates sustainability
  • Maximize the guest experience Design a weekend experience that connects with your community
  • Become a legal entity Develop an effective marketing plan
  • The opportunity to meet and build relationships with other church planters who are on the same journey

Who should attend?

  • Pastors who desire to understand the world of church planting
  • Church planters who desire to sharpen their skills Coaches that want to know what’s new in church planting
  • Pastors looking to restart a church and build a new foundation
  • Launch team members who want to be a strategic partner in the start of a new church

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