Existing Church - Europe (English ExCA v1) - Archived

When is the appropriate time to apply to the Acts 29 Europe Network?

If you have already planted a church or currently lead an established church that wants 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 the time to apply. 

Please also read the following article to see if now is the right time to apply.

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 Europe event at your earliest opportunity.

Please contact Gary Cousins if you would like to hear of any existing planting opportunities within Acts 29 Europe churches that you might be able to join.


What to do before I apply?

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

2) REVIEW THE ASSESSMENT PROCESS: Please review our resources on the assessment process at the following page. Please note that you will need to devote 10-20 hours to complete the online portion of the assessment process. This will then result in a final assessment for you and you wife (if married) at one of our assessment conferences.

3) PORTERBROOK LEARNING MODULES:  It is now required reading that you purchase and read one of the following two modules from Porterbrook Learning prior to your initial application. These gospel-centred learning resources have been written by pastors, as they reflect on church planting within Europe.

As part of your initial application you will be asked to reflect on the content of these two modules

4) 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 info@acts29.com.

5) INITIAL APPLICATION FORM: To apply to Acts 29, please complete the "Initial Application" form. This will then be reviewed by the Assessment Coordinator and if succesful will unlock further online assingments.

6) NETWORKING: 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. See list of Acts 29 churches here.

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Assignment Questions
Initial Application 41
Phase 1 | Applicant 0
Application Instructions 2
CV 7
Reference Survey 19
Testimony & Vocation 8
Training & Annual Conference 7
Personality Profile 8
Leadership & Church Planting Strategy 12
Networking 2
Theological & Pastoral Questionnaire 24
Marriage & Family 14
Wife Questionnaire 14
Preaching Sample 13
Financial Survey 10
Confidential Questionnaire 39
Phone Interview 4
Phase 2 | Assessment 0
Assessment Conference Application 1
Re-assessment (if applicable) 6
Phase 3 | Candidate 0
Post Assessment Checks 4
Coaching 18
Website Listing and The City 13
Conditions Completed 17
Apply for Membership 23
Phase 4 | Member 0
Membership 6