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Church Planter Profiles was created to help potential church planters discern their aptitude and readiness for starting a new church quickly and easily in an online environment.It is used by church planters, church planting churches, networks and denominations as well as for launch team assessments.

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CPP For Planters

When you create your account, you will provide information about yourself and your interest in church planting and choose a church planting network to share your results with. If you are not working with a church, network or denomination, you may simply leave the default selection as Gateway Leaders.

As soon as you create your account, you will be asked to complete the Church Planting Initial Screening Assessment ©. This church planting assessment contains 85 questions and takes about 20 minutes to complete.

After you complete the Initial Screening Assessment ©, you will be able to review your results in 4 categories:

Church Planting Experience
Entrepreneurial Leadership
Ministry Experience
Relational Evangelism
You will also see how your results compare to a benchmark of highly effective church planters as well as to others who have taken the Initial Screening Assessment©.

Church Planter Profiles provides a number of tools to help you discover and develop your church planting potential. You may access the full Church Planter Profile by using the secure online payment form to purchase a $99 upgrade.

If you are registering as the spouse of a church planting candidate, you may choose to skip the Initial Screening Assesment© and upgrade your account immediately.

The full Church Planter Profile includes 4 assessment instruments. Each takes 15-20 minutes to complete. You may complete them one at a time in any order you choose. They include:

The Golden Personality Profile™ is based on the four letter personality typology with a 16 page report detailing your strengths and growth opportunities.
The Portrait Predictor™ is a DiSC based assessment with a 6 page report which highlights your strengths, growth opportunities and provides an application guide with next steps.
The Spiritual Gifts assessment will indicate the strongest of your gifts among a list of 19 Biblically identified areas of giftedness.
The online 360 Evaluation allows you to invite others to provide feedback on 12 critical qualities of church planting.
The StrengthsFinder™ assessment is available as an additional option. To complete the StrengthsFinder you must purchase one of several StrengthsFinder books and use the included code to complete the online assessment. You may then share your results on Church Planter Profiles.
If you are working with one of the many planting networks, they may have provided additional forms or questionnaires that are included in your online profile to download and complete.

You may download individual assessments in PDF format and send them to potential churches and organizations or download a zip package of all your assessment reports to send to potential church planting organizations. The planting network you chose when you created your account will already have access to these reports.

CPP for Teams

Once you have taken the full profile it will be helpful to assess your team. An effective and well-rounded launch team is critical in a successful church plant. Use CPP Teams to help build an effective launch team that represents all the needed gifts and strengths to successfully plant a church.

Some important things to look for in team members are visionary leadership, teaching, apostleship, shepherd, administration, activation and strong people skills. CPP is a tool that will help you effectively build your team.

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CPP For Agencies and Networks

Proven tools for Denominations, Networks & Organizations.

We believe thousands of new churches need to be raised up out of our culture. Discovering and developing church planters who have the right combination of gifting, ability and experience to start new churches is a vital part of the process.

Church Planter Profiles was built with church planting churches, networks and denominations in mind. We provide proven, secure and customizable online tools to help you discover and develop church planting potential.


What Will You Get?

A profile view providing a snapshot of a potential church planter’s assessment status and results.
Each member of your organization can have their own login to access Church Planter Profiles.
Monthly newsletters and webinars will help you maximize all of Church Planter Profiles tools for your organization.
Access individual assessments or a profile package including all reports and files which may be saved or sent.
Add applications, essays, surveys and other forms that planters can complete, load and save to their profiles.
Church Planter Profiles can customize the look of the site to ensure it’s consistent with your network’s branding.