How We Resource & Reproduce Pastor Training

Growing in our capacity to train and multiply disciples in the local church.

In Matthew 28, Jesus tells us to “Go and make disciples of all men.” We take this commission seriously and believe church leaders must have a clear understanding of the priority of discipleship multiplication in their local ministry context. Therefore, we have developed a 4 session “Discipleship Primer” intended to bring high definition and clarity to your disciple-making process.

As part of our Resource Initiative, the East Central Region offers training to further strengthen your church in creating missional disciples who share Jesus where they live, work, learn, and play and are committed and equipped to multiply disciples. As part of the “Discipleship Primer” training process we cover:


Focusing on the Great Commission call to disciple multiplication, the biblical definition of a disciple, and the contrast between “religious” approaches to discipleship and the “relational” approach commanded by Jesus: a relationship “up” with God, “in” with other believers, and “out” with seekers.


Addressing the basic skills needed to maintain a healthy relationship with God: listening for His voice in Bible reading, speaking to Him in prayer, and showing love for Him through a lifestyle of obedience.


Demonstrating the importance of Biblical community with other believers. This presentation unpacks the skills needed for healthy relationships between believers, including practicing the “one anothers.”


Introducing the skills needed to identify and cultivate relationships with non-Christians and to be ready to sow the Gospel message. Intentional engagement, spiritual conversations, our story and His story are discussed.

In addition to training tools and resources, we also provide a follow-up processes for small groups who are continually seeking to develop and multiply this disciple-making rhythm with others.

Benefit from Our Pastor Training

Let us partner with you to help better equip your team, people, and church for the work of the ministry.

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Prayer Initiative

Praying for God’s Kingdom to be advanced in Ohio, our communities, our churches, and our neighborhoods.
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Ministry Area Profile

Helping identify the social and spiritual challenges in your geography.
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Spiritual Formation Assessment

Helping measure how people are actually living out their faith in their every day lives.
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Pastor Network

A support network to connect pastors for encouragement and accountability.
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Local & Global Missions

Helping individuals and churches take part in what God wants to in and through them both locally and abroad.
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Church Planting

Multiplying the Church throughout Ohio by partnering together to plant new churches.
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Ludlow Falls Camp & Retreat Center

A 55-acre camp serving Christian ministries by helping others grow deeper in their walk with Jesus.
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Crisis Relief

Advancing disciple making movements throughout Ohio by using crisis relief efforts to open doors to discipling relationships.
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Interested in Joining the Mission?

Interested in learning more about the work God is doing in our region and how you can become part of it? Our prayer is that God would use us to reach the almost 12 million people who call Ohio home with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We would love to help further explore how we can partner together with you to achieve this vision. Join us in ensuring everyone in Ohio has an opportunity to respond to the life-saving Good News of Jesus.

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