Church Planter Assessment - Southern Africa (CPA v1) - Archived


When is the appropriate time to apply to Acts 29 South Africa?

If you have already planted a church or currently lead an established church that want to join Acts 29, then you can apply at any time. If you are about to plant a church any time in the next 18 months, and taking specific steps towards planting, then now is time to apply. 

Please complete this online questionnaire to see if now is the right 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

If the cost of these modules are prohibitive, or you would like to buy a paper copy, please email

What to do if I am unsure?

If you are unsure whether this is you, then we would encourage you wait patiently, to seek the Lord for clarity and attend an Acts 29 South Africa event at your earliest opportunity.

Please contact Jono Tudhope ( if you like to hear of any existing planting opportunities within Acts 29 churches that you might be able to join.


Please note the following before applying:

1) REVIEW THE ABOUT PAGE, DOCTRINAL DISTINCTIVES, & COVENANT: ‚Ä®Please carefully review and be in agreement with Acts 29's Doctrinal Distinctives and Covenant.

2) ASSESSMENT PROCESS: Reference the 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

*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.


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Assignment Questions
Initial Application 59
Phase 1 | Applicant 0
Application Instructions 2
CV 7
Reference Survey 88
Testimony & Calling 18
Church Planting Strategy & Timeline 9
Networking 2
Theological & Pastoral Questionnaire 25
Marriage & Family 15
Wife Questionnaire 13
Preaching Sample 12
Financial Survey 13
Confidential Questionnaire 39
Phone Interview 10
Phase 2 | Assessment 0
Assessment Conference Application 1
Phase 3 | Candidate 0
Post Assessment Checks 4
Website Listing and The City 20
Conditions Completed 17
Apply for Membership 42
Phase 4 | Member 0
Membership 6