A group of four couples were assessed for church-planting potential this week by the North American Church Multiplication Center. The assessment was held at the Sandberg Leadership Center on the campus of Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio.
Back L to R: David Miller, Mark Artrip, Bill Ludwig, James Hunt. Middle: Ron Boehm, Sarah Miller, Kristin Artrip, Jennifer Ludwig, Rachael Hunt, Chery Boehm. Front: Tony Webb, Ned Denlinger, Rick Clark, Martin Guerena (photo courtesy of Ron Boehm).
The Resident Assessment Center is a ministry of the North American Church Multiplication Institute < http://www.facebook.com/l/QAQBd0WvvAQA7VeHQF9VnqQvi34gtT0VP_7C7Wwkb9A1Q4w/www.multiplication-training.org/ChurchPlanterAssessment.html> in Ashland, OH. In service to the Church, NACMI offers a quality 48 hour resident assessment during which candidates are interviewed (Riddley system), observed and evaluated with reference to their readiness for the work of church planting. Dr. Terry Hofecker is the director of NACMI and Ron Boehm is the assessment coordinator.
All the assessors have been trained to interview candidates, evaluate and compose a written report of their findings. The purpose for the assessment is not to train or counsel, but to predict the degree of success one might expect the candidates to have based on their past performance and the skills they have demonstrated.
This week we assessed four candidates and their wives. Three candidates were associated with the Brethren Church and one with the FGBC. Bill Ludwig is the director of church planting for the Brethren church and wanted to experience what it was like to go through the process. Bill has also taken our class to be an assessor and is seeking certification. The other three candidates are pursuing the Lord’s will about planting churches in Arizona, Ohio, and Canada.
For more information, contact Ron Boehm <firstname.lastname@example.org>.