Monday, March 16

Church planting quiz

God Grown has come up with a quiz to help one determine whether or not your heart is in the right place for going out and starting a new church.

Here are my quiz results. If you take the test and care to share your results, please paste them into the comments section below. I'd love to see how others scored!
You Scored as To Answer God's Call

Listening to Jesus and doing what he says will always prove a good strategy in church planting. While God calls in many ways, it will be essential when times get tough that you remember your calling.



Missions and Disciplemaking
88%
To Answer God's Call
88%
Building Intimate Community
75%

Because it is Doctrinally Sound and/or I read about it in a Book
63%

I just want to Lead
55%
I am Detoxing from a Harmful Church Experience

44%
I want to Plant a Larger church

35%

12 comments:

El Perro said...

Bendiciones Guy!
A continuación mis resultados:

You Scored as Missions and Disciplemaking

This is one of the healthiest motivations to initiate a new community of faith. Working with the mission of God, you intentionally plant the gospel among the lost, and wait for church to emerge.

Missions and Disciplemaking
96%
To Answer God's Call
88%
Building Intimate Community
85%
Because it is Doctrinally Sound and/or I read about it in a Book
75%
I just want to Lead
55%
I am Detoxing from a Harmful Church Experience
38%
I want to Plant a Larger Church
35%

¿Qué puedo decir? por temperamento soy alguien enfocado a las tareas...
Gracias!

Manuel Sosa said...

Guido,
Here is mine, whatever it might mean to whomever! I like it though, it makes one think about the motivation behind our madness.

You Scored as To Answer God's Call

Listening to Jesus and doing what he says will always prove a good strategy in church planting. While God calls in many ways, it will be essential when times get tough that you remember your calling.

To Answer God's Call
100%
Missions and Disciplemaking
96%
Building Intimate Community
75%
Because it is Doctrinally Sound and/or I read about it in a Book
56%
I just want to Lead
30%
I want to Plant a Larger Church
15%
I am Detoxing from a Harmful Church Experience
0%

Blessings,
Manuel

ps. still in San Antonio, or as the chicanos call it, San Quilmas?

Manuel said...

One more thing,

The results, the first part on the explanation of the results sound like a fortune cookie reading.

Manuel

GuyMuse said...

El Perro,

Bendiciones mi querido hermano Mejicano! Interesante tus porcentajes. Parece que tu fuerte en lo que te motiva en el ministerio es el discipulado y las misiones. Si te cansas de hacer la obra donde estés, te invito a unirse con nosotros en el Ecuador!

Manuel,

Tus porcentajes no me sorprenden. Conociéndo tu llamado fuerte, has podido perseverar por muchos alti-bajos a través de los años. Y aunque la descripción suena como un "fortune cookie" te describa bien!

Cam said...

Here are mine, Not so accurate,tho. I've never read about housechurch in a book and I don't think it's scripturally or inherently superior to any other method. I'm not a leader of any sort, and never wanted to be....
Following God's instructions are always a main motive. After that, the motive, unfortunately, is detoxification.

But here's what they said:

To Answer God's Call
94%
Missions and Disciplemaking
71%
Because it is Doctrinally Sound and/or I read about it in a Book
63%
Building Intimate Community
55%
I just want to Lead
45%
I am Detoxing from a Harmful Church Experience
44%
I want to Plant a Larger Church
15%

GuyMuse said...

Cam,

I found your comments interesting. Maybe you could blog sometime about what you are referring to when you say that "detoxification" is what you feel is your #2 motive. What's your story there?

Stephen M. Young II said...

You Scored as Missions and Disciplemaking

This is one of the healthiest motivations to initiate a new community of faith. Working with the mission of God, you intentionally plant the gospel among the lost, and wait for church to emerge.

Missions and Disciplemaking
100%
To Answer God's Call
94%
Building Intimate Community
65%
Because it is Doctrinally Sound and/or I read about it in a Book
44%
I just want to Lead
35%
I want to Plant a Larger Church
10%
I am Detoxing from a Harmful Church Experience
6%

GuyMuse said...

Stephen,

After reading some on your blog I am not surprised you scored 100% on the Missions & Disciplemaking category. Sounds like you have a real passion for evangelism and discipleship!

Strider said...

You might of expected this from me!



You Scored as To Answer God's Call

Listening to Jesus and doing what he says will always prove a good strategy in church planting. While God calls in many ways, it will be essential when times get tough that you remember your calling.

To Answer God's Call
100%
Because it is Doctrinally Sound and/or I read about it in a Book
94%
Missions and Disciplemaking
83%
Building Intimate Community
75%
I just want to Lead
45%
I am Detoxing from a Harmful Church Experience
25%
I want to Plant a Larger Church
10%

GuyMuse said...

Strider,

Yes, I am not surprised at how you scored!

John Lunt said...

I'm not sure I agree with this fully. I really focus more on answering God's call - what is it he wants me to do.... hmmmm


You Scored as Missions and Disciplemaking
This is one of the healthiest motivations to initiate a new community of faith. Working with the mission of God, you intentionally plant the gospel among the lost, and wait for church to emerge.

Missions and Disciplemaking
96%
To Answer God's Call
94%
Building Intimate Community
80%
Because it is Doctrinally Sound and/or I read about it in a Book
63%
I am Detoxing from a Harmful Church Experience
44%
I just want to Lead
40%
I want to Plant a Larger Church
0%

GuyMuse said...

John,

You scored similar to me. I came out tied on the same top two that you did. These kinds of tests are not meant to be too precise, but I find them fun to take.