Planter Assessment

Church Planter Assessments

What is church planter assessment?

Church planter assessment is vital to the call to planting, as well as entering into the work of planting well prepared. It’s purpose is not to give a firm Yes or No to the work of planting, but to assist the candidate through a wise and intentional process of discernment. At the conclusion of the time, each planter will meet with their assessors and receive our recommendations for next steps. Our assessment process is meant to be a thorough, yet extremely encouraging time for planting candidates. The process centers around relationships, and candidates will be surrounded by supportive seasoned assessors in a relaxed atmosphere to work through the process of discernment for planting. We have had many candidates and their spouses express their thankfulness for the community and formation they received during this time.

Who is it for?

Church planter assessment is for those who are praying over a call to the work of church planting and have been encouraged by other leaders to seek the “next step” in that process. This is for both the candidate and the candidate’s spouse, if married.

Where is it?

We will meet at the amazing Winshape Retreat Center in Mt. Berry, GA. The food is great, the rooms are spectacular. It is a beautiful place for retreat and prayer.

When is it?

Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 20 – Friday noon, Sept. 22 It is important that you are able to attend the entire event.

What do I need to do before hand?

Pray. Register (see below). Complete the pre-assessment questions that will be sent to you upon registration.

What does it cost?

Cost: $1000/couple includes beautiful private lodging, all meals, all assessments and materials.
(If you are an ADOTS planter, your subsidized price is $500/ couple. If you are from another diocese, please discuss scholarships and financial aid with your local church or diocesan planting leader.)

How do I get more info and register?

Please contact our church planting office at and she will guide you through the process.

If I can be of any help to you, please let me know.

The Rev Canon Dan Alger
Canon for Church Planting
Anglican Diocese of the South