Thursday, August 31, 2006

Up-coming Northeast Assessment Center- January 18-20, 2007

GBNAM Northeast will host its sixth church Planter Candidate Assessment Center in PA on January 18-20, 2007.
The Center is a tremendous resource tool in assisting potential church planters evaluate their calling, ministry behavior, personality profile, leadership style, communication skills, and strengths and weaknesses in respect to church planting.

The overall goal is to assist each candidate to honestly evaluate their gifts and abilities regarding suitability for church planting. Candidates build relationships with assessor (pastors from the region) and begin to build a network of their greatest church-planting resource...other church planters.

Those who have participated in the assessment center have benefited greatly from this assessment process and highly recommend it to others. Many say the experience has been so positive that they would not consider starting a church without the assessment.

The Northeast has a trained quality assessment team. Several assessment resources are used during the process. A comprehensive composite rating is complied for each candidate with helpful recommendations for practical application.

Do you have an individual or couple in church that have interest in church planting?
The assessment center is a vital beginning step in helping people identify a calling to church-planting. Please contact Jim if you want to recommend someone to this assessment-- (

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Listen to Church Planting workshops from FGBC Celebration 2006

This year's National Celebration for the family of Grace Brethren Churches had the opportunity for many workshops lead by our GBNAM folks to talk about aspects of church planting. From grant writing to hospitality to starting churches. Lot's of experience to offer in these workshops.

Here's a list of the presentations connected with GBNAM:

The Aging Baby-Boomer Church - Kurt Miller

Grant-Writing for Christian Min. Pt. 1 - Jeffrey Rodman
Grant-Writing for Christian Min. Pt. 2 - Jeffrey Rodman

The Lost Art of Hospitality - Mike Jentes & Kevin & Siew-Choo Ong

Micropolitan Church Planting - Tony Webb

Strategizing for Mission at the Center of the World - Steve Galegor, Jr.

Launching New Churches - Ron Boehm & Jim Snavely

Click here for the website to order the copies you want.

Friday, August 18, 2006

New issue of "thechurchplanter" is in the mail to our Grace Brethren Churches

Our 10th issue of "thechurchplanter" about Women & Church Planting is in the mail traveling to our Grace Brethren Churches all over the continent. If you would like to receive a copy, please email Mike with your snail mail address, and we'll be glad to mail you a copy.

Soon we will be posting the magazine on the GBNAM website.