What About Jim?

19 03 2014

Please check out this story put out by Rhapsody Church of Vancouver, WA (rhapsodychurch.com) that illustrates what God can do through a church plant! Click the picture to watch the video!



Pacific Planters on Alcatraz!

24 02 2014

Next Pacific Planting Cluster – San Francisco!

15 01 2014

We’ll gather in San Francisco on February 21st  for training and connection. Check it out here:

San Francisco Cluster

Assessment Center Pics 2013

14 01 2014

Each year we assess potential church planting candidates to hear their stories, help them to evaluate their calling and giftedness and see where their best fit is in the Kingdom. It is an honor to work with a great team of assessors and a joy to hear the passion of these called ones!


Pacific Planting Headed to Exponential West

2 10 2013

Exponential West is October 8-10 in Lake Forest, California at Saddleback Church. Many of the Pacific Planting Network planters and coaches will be headed there for one of the largest gathering of church planters, coaches and trainers in the country!


Greg Surratt at Fresh 2013!

27 06 2013


Fresh 2013 is the National Convention of Open Bible Churches. Greg Surratt, founder and president of ARC – Association of Related Churches, challenged us to think bigger and strategically about church planting.  Greg has helped facilitate the planting of over 300 churches through ARC

Pastor Joe Wittwer at the Supercluster

24 04 2013

Pastor Joe taught us on vision & mission, focus and clarity at our Eugene Supercluster. Thanks Joe! (Also, Pastor Bill Clemons is representing Seahawk Chris Clemons – way to go Bill!)

Pastor Joe has been the lead pastor at Life Center Foursquare church in Spokane, WA for 36 years. www.lifecenter.net

Planters Gather at the Pacific Open Bible Supercluster

23 04 2013

Gary Khan on technology


Pastor Joe Wittwer

Pastor Joe & Laina Wittwer

The Pacific Planting Network joined with pastors from all over the west coast to learn from great leaders like Pastor Joe Wittwer from Life Center church Spokane (www.lifecenter.net), and Gary Khan from Desert Streams in Canyon Country, CA (www.desertstreams.com) .

4 times per year the Pacific Planters gather to learn, grow and have a good time together.


Pics from our Assessment Center

3 12 2012

We assessed some fantastic couples as they considered their next steps in their journey. The 3 day assessment helps each candidate to determine if church planting is the best place for them to fulfill their calling with the giftings that God has given. Proper and thorough assessment is an invaluable tool for both preparing planters for success and confirming and guiding ministers who are called by God!















Pacific Planting Assessment Center – November 14-16, 2012

19 10 2012

Date: November 14-16, 2012

Location: Celebration Center, 13503 86th Ave., Puyallup, Washington, 98373

Purpose: To help a church planting candidate discover, through prayerful, discerning and objective evaluation whether church planting is a wise direction at this time for their future.

Though this is an evaluative event and not a training event, it will provide opportunity for valuable learning experiences with other like-minded leaders.

Also, the Pacific Planting Network will use the results of the assessment to determine whether to extend an offer of support to a potential planter. We want to be able to answer this question: Does this person have the capacity to start a church that will be self-sustaining in 2-3 years, and reproducing within 5 years?


  • Three Days: Enough time to connect, to observe, and to evaluate
  • Multiple Advisors: Ministry leaders who have experience as pastors and church planters, have been trained as coaches and assessors and have worked with many leaders in a variety of contexts. We will also have an onsite professional counselor to add additional insight. This provides an objective basis for evaluation.
  • A Variety of Tools: There is a pre-assessment application, and we use instruments such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicater, DISC and the Church Planter’s Candidate Assessment from Lifeway that are submitted prior to the assessment to aid in the overall evaluation of the potential planter.
  • Creative Exercises: These include teaching, interviews and individual and group presentations.
  • Objective Outcomes: At the end of the assessment every candidate is given helpful feedback of strengths, things to work on, and specific recommendations of next steps to take. Regarding church planting, one of three outcomes is given:

1.    Recommended:  This candidate is ready to plant.
2.    Conditionally Recommended: Recommended after meeting certain criteria or conditions.
3.    Not Recommended: Not Recommended for planting, but given other options that, in our opinion, would be a better ministry fit.

The goal is to help every person discover where they are best suited to serve God’s Kingdom. One of the best things a person can discover is that church planting is not for them before they jump into it. In these cases, we will encourage other directions because we believe everybody is a 10 somewhere!

Cost: $1000.00 per couple

Application Deadline: October 26th

If interested,  fill out the attached application, save it, and send it to chris.h@ccpuyallup.com.

For questions call Chris Hansler at 253.435.0172.

Assessment Profile & Application