Confirm the Calling

assessmentChurch planting is not for everyone. How do you assess calling and readiness?

It's our goal to help prospective church planters confirm the source, specifics, and timing of their call to church planting as well to help them identify their giftedness and strengths as potential planters. We’re not interested in simply seeing more churches planted; we want to see more healthy churches planted.

What to Expect

Our assessment process includes two integrated elements: the online inventories and the in-person retreat.

  • The online inventories are designed to help the assessment team begin to understand some of the candidates’ history, experience, and calling.
  • The two-day in-person retreat is our chance to get to know the candidate and their spouse personally so that we can effectively evaluate their readiness as church planters through assessing various skills such as leadership and communication.

Each candidate (or couple) receives honest feedback from our team regarding areas of strength and opportunities for growth.

What You Will Receive

The assessment process is designed to provide a detailed report of our observations, including a recommendation for readiness.

  • As a representative of the sending organization, you or someone from your team will attend the assessment retreat with your candidate(s) and be directly involved in the post-assessment follow-up process. 
  • Following the Assessment Retreat, you, your candidate, and your candidate’s parent church will be provided with a detailed report of our observations and our final recommendation regarding the candidate’s readiness to plant a church.
  • Each candidate will receive a personalized growth plan based on the team’s observations and experience.

These elements combine to provide a clear picture of each candidate and their readiness to plant a healthy church.


Online Inventory Fee: $129.00

  • Comprehensive Inventory taken by both the candidate and spouse.

Assessment Retreat Candidate (Couple) Fee: $399

  • Includes lunch on both days, one dinner, all materials, and assessment team costs. 

Assessment Retreat Candidate Representative 

  • Each organization must send a representative to attend the retreat with their candidate(s). There is no fee for the Candidate Representative.
  • There is no fee for the Candidate Representative to attend the retreat.

*Fees do not include travel - candidates and representatives are responsible for making their own transportation and hotel reservations.

Getting Started with the Multiply Group Assessment Process

Your organization can leverage the power of the Multiply Group Assessment Process by sending your church plant candidates to one of our Assessment Retreats scheduled throughout the year. Visit the Upcoming Events page for dates and locations.


Simply complete the partner interest form to get more information about becoming a partnering organization. A member of the Multiply Group team will respond within two business days.


*A Note to Potential Church Planters: If you are a potential church planter wishing to participate in the Multiply Assessment process, you will need to contact your sending organization and share with them your interest in connecting with Multiply. If you and your sending organization agree that a Multiply Assessment will be the right next step for you, a representative from your sending organization will need to initiate the pre-assessment process for you by submitting the above partner interest form.

Upcoming Events

Church Planter 2017 Assessment Retreats

**Please note, we will not be able to accept any registrations after the posted deadlines. Be sure to allow at least 2-3 weeks to complete all pre-assessment tools in order to meet the registration deadline of your desired retreat.

  • LAS VEGAS, NV -  February 16-17
    Registration Deadline - January 6
  • ATLANTA DOWNTOWN, GA - February 27-28
    Registration Deadline - January 17
  • SAN FRANCISCO - March 2-3
    Registration Deadline - January 20
  • CALGARY, CAN - March 6-7
    Registration Deadline January 24
  • ORANGE COUNTY, CA  - Mar 6-7
    Registration Deadline - January 24
  • CHICAGO, IL - March 7-8
    Registration Deadline - January 25
  • BALTIMORE, MD - March 13-14
    Registration Deadline - February 4
  • NEW YORK CITY, NY - March 15-16
    Registration Deadline - February 6
  • BOSTON, MA - March 22-23
    Registration Deadline - February 10
  • DENVER, CO - March 28-29
    Registration Deadline - February 16
  • Phoenix, AZ - April 3-4
    Registration Deadline - February 22
  • Kansas City, MO - April 20-21
    Registration Deadline - March 11
  • Toronto - May 9-10
    Registration Deadline - March 30
  • Montreal - May 15-16
    Registration Deadline - April 5
  • Atlanta Downtown, GA - June 26-27                                                               Registration Deadline - May 17