When is the appropriate time to apply to Acts 29 South Africa?
If you have already planted your church or currently lead an established church, then you can apply at any time. If you are a new lead planter, called by God, appropriately gifted, confident of the task which lies before you and taking specific steps towards planting, then it is time to apply.
What to do before I apply?
It is now required reading that you purchase and read the following modules from Porterbrook Learning prior to your initial application. These gospel-centred learning resources have been written by church planters.
As part of your initial application you will be asked to reflect on the content of these two modules
What to do if I am unsure?
If you are unsure whether this is you, then we would encourage you to wait patiently, seek the Lord for clarity and attend an Acts 29 South African event at your earliest opportunity. Also, be sure to review "The Ox - Qualifications of an Acts 29 Church Planter" and prayerfully ask yourself if you are the man described therein.
Some great ways to help you determine whether you are called to plant a church and/or partner with Acts 29 include:
- Working through Scott Thomas' blogs "The Planter's Ultimatum", "Am I a Church Planter?", and Allen Thompson's "Is Church Planting for Me?" Prayerfully ask yourself if you are the man described therein.
- Read Darrin Patrick's book Church Planter
If you desire to do a church planting internship before planting your church please visit http://acts29europe.com/intern/ or would like to see if there are any planting opportunities within Acts 29 churches, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll see what we can do to connect you with some Acts 29 churches in your target area.
Please note the following before applying:
2) ASSESSMENT PROCESS: Reference the Assessment Process http://acts29europe.com/assessment-process/ page to know the assignments that are required to complete the application process. Please note that you will need to devote a considerable amount of time to finish the application process.
3) TO APPLY: To apply to Acts 29 to pursue assessment and potential membership, please complete the "Initial Application" (Lead Pastor/Planter of the church is the only one that needs to apply; the Initial Application will take 10-15 minutes to complete).
Before completing the initial application form, you will need to read the following Porterbrook Learning Modules
You are also strongly encouraged to read and interact with "Church Planter" by Darrin Patrick. This book and the porterbrook modules will be referred to as you progress through the assessment process.
*Networking is a key aspect of Acts 29. If you live in an area where there are other Acts 29 churches, we would encourage you to connect with those Acts 29 pastors and planters in your target area to begin to develop relationships as we network together to see the gospel transform your city. See list of Acts 29 churches here. http://www.acts29network.org/find-churches/
LOGIN INSTRUCTIONS: Choose "Create Account” below to set up your account to begin the application process. This link will take you to “The Connect Desk” website to set up your account. Once you’ve set up your account and confirmed your account (an email will be sent to you), save this page to login to your application account after you’ve successfully set up your account. If you have any further questions, please feel free to email email@example.com.
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