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  • Church Planting EQ Assessment

    Thinking of starting a new church? After working with hundreds of church planters for more than a decade, I have helped create an assessment tool to test the EQ of potential church planters, which evaluates eight key factors that are important for starting a new church.

    While many church planting assessments are skill based, I have chosen the EQ model because I believe it to be the best method of creating meaningful reflection. EQ does not refer to our IQ, but is another “kind of smart”: our emotional intelligence. I have designed the Church Planter EQ Assessment to answer the question, “Do I have the emotional intelligence to be a church planter?”

    The assessment helps give a “snapshot” of your life and ministry experiences in order to help you discover your readiness for church planting. While there are no magical assessments that automatically guarantee success, this guide is intended to be an initial self-assessment tool that will help you gain a more well-rounded understanding of your potential calling to the ministry of church planting.