Thank you for your interest in church planting. By completing this form, you will allow us to become acquainted with you as we begin the process of assessment you as a church planter with APEX and the Baptist Bible Fellowship International. 

The purpose of APEX is to enlist, train, equip, qualify, and support candidates who have a desire to plant churches in emerging communities. Your answers and responses on this form will be evaluated with this in mind and will be kept confidential. The people who will have access to this information will be limited to those who may have a role in evaluation and assessment, those who will be coaching your ministry, and others whom you authorize. 

The next steps in our process will include:

  1. Completion of pre-assessment packet items:

    • Application form

    • Criminal background check ( a link will be sent after the application has been received and acknowledged by our admin team).

    • Personalities test (Click here to begin. Please submit all results to churchplanting@granburybaptist.org)

    • Spiritual gifts survey (Click here to begin).

    • A couple's assessment will be sent pending the acceptance of the application (look for email from Greg Baxter pastorgbb@gmail.com).

    • Full length video of a sermon ( a link will be sent to upload your sermon after application has been received).

      The next APEX assessment event will be September 9th- 11th.

      In order to be considered for the next assessment, pre-assessment packets must be complete by July 22nd.

       

  2. An invitation to an assessment event where an assessors will evaluate six critical areas of the candidate’s life which will result in an assessment status of "approval, approval with conditions, or not approved at this time". Critical areas to be evaluated are listed below:

    • Call and character

    • Leadership ability

    • Emotional and spiritual health

    • Preaching ability

    • Church planter/pastor’s wife experience

    • Strength of marriage.

  3. Presentation of APEX approved church planters at a BBFI National meeting and addition of candidate information to the website.

  4. Participation in a cohort led by APEX certified trainers at a church near your target area.

  5. Connection with an experienced church planter coach.

Please be as clear as possible in your answers and responses to this form. Brevity is a virtue, but please use as much space as needed to give an accurate report.

 

INTRODUCTORY INFORMATION
Date *
Date
Applicant's Name *
Applicant's Name
Phone *
Phone
Spouse's Name
Spouse's Name
Spouse Phone
Spouse Phone
Address *
Address
Birth Date *
Birth Date
Marital Status *
Are you a U.S. Citizen? *
EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION
Business Address
Business Address
Phone
Phone
MINISTRY INFORMATION
Church Address
Church Address
Church Phone
Church Phone
PREVIOUS MINISTRY INFORMATION
Address
Address
Address
Address
MINISTRY SKILLS -EXPERIENCE
PERSONAL INFORMATION
EDUCATION INFORMATION
Please list the higher education institutions you have attended, degrees earned, and the major or focus of study for each. Attach transcripts from each institution.
REFERENCES
Please give the names and email addresses for people who know you and your work and who will serve as references for you. These need to be people who can report to us about your employment, ministry, character, skills, communication, family relationships, etc. We will contact them after receiving permission from you to do so, and give them a form to use for their responses.
Reference 1
Name
Name
Reference 2
Name
Name
Reference 3
Name
Name
Reference 4
Name
Name
(Additional forms will be sent to you for signatures in order to complete these checks.)
I hereby certify that all of the information given in this application is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.
Signature *
Signature
Date *
Date
Please email us three pastoral recommendations who currently pastor churches in the BBFI