IBC Conducts Successful CPAC in Naples
The International Baptist Convention conducted a successful church planter assessment center on 24-25 October at Il Faro International Baptist Church, Naples, Italy.
Twenty people gathered to provide assessment on three church planter candidate couples. IBC churches planning to plant new churches sponsored each candidate couple. The candidates spent two intense days making presentations, examining personality types and communication dynamics, preaching, working on church planting projects, and participating in numerous interviews.
Church planter assessment is an essential element of the IBC’s core strategy to multiply churches. The purpose of assessment is to reduce risk and increase the church planting success of our churches. The assessment center provides an opportunity for a formal assessment of potential church planters to help discern if they possess the skills, competencies, and aptitudes best suited for successful church planting in an international context.
The assessors evaluated for 12 specific character and competency building blocks. These building blocks were identified specifically for the English-language international church planter.
At the end of the assessment center, candidates were given a specific recommendation as to their aptitude and readiness to serve as a church planter, a list of identified strengths, and suggested areas for growth.
Leaders from 10 IBC churches came together to make this assessment center possible. Conducting church planter assessment centers is one of the many ways IBC church leaders rally in partnership to support the church planting efforts of our churches.
And finally, the assessment center could not have happened were it not for the tremendous support and wonderful hospitality of the Il Faro church family.
Darryl Evetts, Multiplying Churches Strategy Director