Acts 29 Recommended

We just received our Acts 29 Assessment Report and the result is: Recommended with Conditions.  This was the result we were praying for.  From the way I understand it, Acts 29 assesses you into one of four categories:

  1. Approved
  2. Recommended with Conditions
  3. Potential
  4. Not Recommended

An assessment rating of one means you’re God’s gift to the church, you’re in, and you should plant a church tomorrow.  Two means that everything looks good and that upon completing a list of conditions, you transition to “member” status.  The conditions are all likely to be accomplished in a years’ time.  A three is like a two, only the list of stuff to do is longer and could take more than a year and (I believe) you have to go back through the formal assessment process again.  A four basically means “we don’t think you should plant a church at this time.”  A rating of a four is typically granted to someone with some major doctrinal differences or a serious personal or marital problems.

So we’re a two which is where we were hoping to be.  The Assessment Report was thorough and helpful – identifying areas of strength, areas for growth (which were dead-on for us), as well as the conditions requiring completion prior to transitioning to member status.  I can’t say enough about the guys at Acts 29 and their intentional, thorough, probing, and challenging application and assessment process.

Our conditions are as follows:

  • Integrate with an existing A29 church plant
  • Begin fundraising
  • Increase preaching experience
  • Continue to study gospel-centered preaching
  • Gather a core

~ by toddbumgarner on October 28, 2008 10:12 pm.

One Response to “Acts 29 Recommended”

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