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The assessment candidate affirms the Mission Catalyst membership commitments. Please mail (or scan and email) us a signed copy of the form that can be downloaded on the bottom of that web page. This is only for candidates who are seeking to affiliate with Mission Catalyst.


The candidate submits a reference request form.


The candidate or 

sponsoring agency pays 

the deposit ($150) or full registration fee by check

or online.


The candidate and spouse (if married) each take the online Leading From Your Strengths Profile. The profile is $26.95 per person. To purchase and take the test, click on the “Add to Shopping Cart” button directly below “$26.95” on the right side of the web page. Once you have completed the test, please email us your results (PDF).


The candidate submits an application form.


The candidate and spouse (if married) each complete a self-evaluation form. 


The candidate submits a recent sermon in audio or video (preferred) format. If you have a sermon online, send us the link.


The candidate emails us a recent photo of himself or herself and spouse (if married).


The candidate pays any remaining balance of the registration fee by check or online.


The candidate and spouse (if married) each take the  online 16 Personality 

Factors (16PF)

Questionnaire. Let us know when you are ready to do 

this step, and we will send you login information. Once you have received it, go online to NetAssess. You will be prompted to enter your user name and password.


The candidate surveys 10 unchurched people. Download the survey. The results are to be brought to the assessment event.


Download a PDF checklist of the full assessment process here.

Important Information

The Full Assessment is required for leaders of Mission Catalyst funded projects.

  • Once at least three candidates are approved, the assessment team will connect all candidates and assessors by phone to set the date for the four-day assessment event. The dates must be at least six weeks from the time when the third candidate has been approved. The dates must be four consecutive days.

  • The four-day event cannot happen with fewer than three candidates. If the event is canceled for this reason, the event will be rescheduled at a time when at least three candidates will attend. The registration fees of those who were not responsible for the cancellation will be refunded or applied toward a future assessment.

  • When you make your travel plans, plan to arrive in time to relax and get settled. If you have children, please plan to make arrangements for their care while you are gone. Both the candidate and spouse must attend all sessions.

  • All pre-work and registration payments must be received by Mission Catalyst by the deadlines. If a candidate does not complete all pre-work by the deadlines, the assessment team reserves the right to consider that candidate’s registration cancelled and any registration payments non-refundable.


Rave Reviews About Assessment


“Assessment was enlightening, affirming, and confidence-building. The process was thorough and professional. I learned so much about planting a church, and my wife and I learned a lot about ourselves. A memorable experience!”


“Assessment gives you a chance to take a look at your strengths and weaknesses in an unthreatening way. I still remember the impact, and I still see the value. Every person entering ministry should go through the process.”


“Assessment was an incredible experience. God’s calling became even clearer. We all learned more about ourselves and what it takes to be a church planter. It’s a ministry that requires the right gift mix, hard work, faith, vision, and that unmistakable call. Now I know this is what I was made for!”

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