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:
Completion of pre-assessment packet items:
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 email@example.com)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
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
Emotional and spiritual health
Church planter/pastor’s wife experience
Strength of marriage.
Presentation of APEX approved church planters at a BBFI National meeting and addition of candidate information to the website.
Participation in a cohort led by APEX certified trainers at a church near your target area.
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.