Assessment Process

Are you considering church planting? The EFCA's assessment process is designed to help you answer that question as you consider your next steps to live out God's mission for your life.

Phase 1: Introductions

If you are interested in learning more about church planting with the EFCA and entering into our assessment pathway please complete this short survey.

After completing this interest survey an EFCA church planting leader will contact you to schedule an interview. Following the interview you may be invited into the pre-assessment process.

Phase 2: Pre-Assessment

During this phase you will learn more about yourself and how church planting may or may not be a good fit for you. The pre-assessment phase involves a series of surveys and inventories that will be used to develop your church planting profile.

This phase will take place inside of a web portal called Pathwright. Once you are invited into the pre-assessment course on Pathwright, it will guide you though the entire pre-assessment process, which you can complete over the course of several weeks.

After completing and submitting these surveys and assessment profiles an EFCA church planting leader will discuss the results with you to help you discern if you should continue to pursue church planting. At the end of this discussion you may be invited to a Church Planter Assessment Retreat.

Phase 3: Church Planter Assessment Retreat

The Church Planter Assessment Retreat is a two-day experience-based retreat for prospective church planters and church planting couples. It clarifies and supports their God-given gifts and talents and partners with them to predict and prepare for future service in ministry.

After the retreat experience a results meeting will be scheduled with you to share with you our counsel regarding next steps.

Upcoming Assessment Retreat(S)

Staten Island, New York

  • Monday, January 27, 9:00 am - 6:30 pm

  • Tuesday, January 28, 8:45 am - 4:30 pm

Salem Church
634 Clove Road
Staten Island, NY 60081