Planting a new church is a ministry requiring special gifts, abilities, experiences and calling distinct from typical pastoral ministry.
The MNA Assessment Center is a three-day event used to help evaluate interested pastors in the specific competencies for church planting. Some of the competencies include:
Vital Spiritual Life: exhibiting a compelling walk with God; living by grace, practicing love.
Strong Prayer Life: depending on God through prayer as a priority.
Personal Integrity: exercising strong biblical morality and principles in daily life.
Family Life: developing growing love relationships among family members who share the vision of ministry.
Evangelism: cooperating with God in leading people to salvation.
Visionary Leadership: leading others with grace to accomplish God’s plan.
Preaching: proclaiming God’s Word confidently