Entrepreneurial Aptitude is one of the eleven competencies that Acts 29 considers essential when assessing church planters. You can explore the Competencies further on the Acts 29 Competencies page.
In 1 Corinthians 9:22, Paul says ‘I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings.’ At the very heart of a planter’s entrepreneurial aptitude, is the desire and ability to engage new cultures in a way that is theologically driven, with missional innovation and cultural engagement. It is pioneering something new for the sake of communicating the unchanging truths of the gospel.
- Do you have a track record of establishing new creative ventures?
- Do you have a burning affinity to see a Gospel impact in an area that is currently unreached?
- Are you able to critique cultures through the lense of the Gospel?
- Are you able to gather/enlist others around a common vision for a new venture?
- Are you able to innovate and improvise when facing new challenges, difficulties and adversities?