We’ve done a lot of work with church planter assessment. Many organizations offer helpful assessments, and I wholeheartedly recommend that every potential planter undergo an assessment of some kind.

Yet I find that another issue—equally as important—is not being addressed well. How do we create environments for the development of planters? How do we help prospective planters grow in their ability and develop their skills? In what environments can they best learn and prove their ability?

Let’s get more intentional and proactive about raising up planters!