Temperament and church planting

Little wonder the Evangelical Free Church broke its regionalism and Swedish ethnic roots to become one of the fastest growing denominations in the country: they focus on church planting.

In particular, they appeal pan-Evangelically and not just in-house, they put resources into their promotion and discernment process — and yes, they have a well developed discernment process. It has a strong personalty temperament component, and MBTI-ies will feel validated.

Plus, and this is the part that makes me spare a prayer for them, they don’t hide or cloak the first level of resources. Those resources that are “reserved” are those made with staff time and personal assessment and contact, and that is more than fair.

Church Planting Assessment and download the Planter Profile Inventory.

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

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