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In the ever-changing world around us, church leaders must be able to engage an increasingly multicultural, secular, and global context. To meet the needs of our day, the Asbury Church Planting Initiative is pleased to offer affordable, non-residential four week training that enables participants to learn while remaining in the context of their current ministry. 

Each week, participants will engage with a live virtual event led by world-class scholars and expert practitioners over the course of four Saturday workshops. Our church planting training typically costs $1,000 per participant. Thanks to both a generous donor and the Lilly Thriving Fund, we are able to offer this program for only $150!

We want to invite you and many other church planters to take advantage of this opportunity and join us as we seek to plant Resilient Churches for Today’s World!


New Churches for a New World | Training Schedule

Week 1 – February 5th
Saturday 9 a.m. – 12p.m. USA EST

Introduction and Welcome | Dr. Winfield Bevins

Thriving as a Church Planter: Personal and Family Implications | Dr. Tony Headley

This seminar will explore the various stressors church planters face which can have a negative effect on the planter and the family. It will explore how a church planter can thriving and flourishing and the implications for personal, marriage and family life.

Week 2 – February 12th
Saturday 9 a.m. – 12p.m. USA EST

Understanding and Engaging Context | Dr. Emilio Alvarez

This session teaches pastors the importance of evaluating the context in which they minister by providing practical tools for understanding people and their values, interests, and practices in their specific area. Pastors will develop specific ways in which they and their community can purposefully live out the gospel in their context.

Week 3 – February 19th
Saturday 9 a.m. – 12p.m. USA EST

New Innovative Models of Church Planting | Dr. Jay Moon
This session introduces the theory and practice of planting new contextual churches.You will explore various models and options for church planting and fresh expressions of church, including mission in the marketplace through entrepreneurial church planting.

Week 4 – February 26th
Saturday 9 a.m. – 12p.m. USA EST

Making Disciples and Growing Leaders | Dr. Brian Taylor
This session introduces participants to biblical and practical foundations and tools for making disciples and developing leaders.

Recommended Reading
Winfield Bevins and Dunwoody, Healthy Rhythms for Leaders
Mark Demaz, Building a Healthy Multiethnic Church
Derwin Grey, Building a Multiethnic Church
Jay Moon, Intercultural Discipleship
Jay Moon, Entrepreneurial Church Planting
Barbara Peacock, Soul Care in African American Practice
Pete Scazzero, The Emotionally Healthy Leader

 

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Asbury Church Planting Initiative Training Events information

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 expose leaders to dynamic training in the areas of multiplying disciples, leaders, ministries, and new contextualized churches.

Consisting of 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.

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