In the ever-changing world around us, church leaders must be able to analyze and adapt to an increasingly multicultural, secular, and global context. To meet the needs of our day, Asbury Church Planting Initiative is pleased to offer affordable, non-residential training that enables participants to learn while remaining in the context of their current ministry. These training weekends are called Institutes and they expose leaders to dynamic training in the areas of multiplying disciples, leaders, ministries, and new contextualized churches.

Consisting of five modules that are offered in one or two-day intensive formats, the Church Planting Institutes can be studied through one of our regional learning sites and typically can be completed either in one or two years depending on the availability of courses being offered. After completing all requirements, each participant receives a non-academic certificate in Church Planting from Asbury Theological Seminary in partnership with the Asbury Institutes.


Multiethnic Church Planting Institute

Have you ever felt called to start a new church that takes seriously both the call to Gospel faithfulness and the Biblical message of racial reconciliation? Such a call is as terrifying as it is exciting, but with prayer and the right training, that vision can become a reality. We have crafted the Multiethnic Church Planting Institute to help prepare women and men to answer their call and start innovative and thriving communities of faith that bridge historical divides and embody the unity we have in Christ. This hybrid Institute blends video content and live-virtual sessions to create an effective but flexible training experience for ministry. If you have ever felt this call to church planting and are interested in participating in this training, please complete the interest form and we will follow-up with all information regarding official registration for the event.

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