Introduction to Discipleship Training


Learn how a successful Discipleship program addresses two challenges facing every church: 1) members leaving the church through the proverbial back door, and 2) members becoming complacent. Taught by Pastor Jim Howard


What Will I Learn?

  • The key components in establishing a successful Discipleship Training and Evangelism program in your church.
  • The importance of preparing the soil of the heart, planting the seed of God’s Word, cultivating spiritual interests, harvesting decisions for Christ, and preserving the harvest with ongoing discipleship.
  • How to identify discipleship mentors and incorporate a process that provides oversight and accountability for them
  • The key concepts covered in the second edition of the Discipleship Handbook, recently re-published by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist
  • Additional information from his responses to questions, from the audience, related to the application of discipleship training in the local church
  • The success of the Manchester South Seventh-day Adventist Church in implementing a discipleship program using the Discipleship Handbook co-authored by Pastor Jim Howard

“Change church members from being consumers to being producers; train them to become soul winners.”
Pastor Jim Howard

NOTE: To complete this course you will be required to take a brief, computer-graded, quiz to test your understanding of the material presented by Pastor Jim Howard. A score of 70% or higher is required to receive your digital certificate of completion.

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Pastor Jim Howard is the associate director of the General Conference Sabbath School and Personal Ministries Department. Prior to this, he served as a pastor in the Ohio and Michigan conferences, and as the evangelism coordinator and personal ministries director for the Michigan Conference. His burden is to lead every member to a closer walk with Jesus through communion with God, church fellowship, and active involvement in personal and public outreach.

** The live event was recorded at the Living Hope Seventh-day Adventist church in Haymarket, VA and may be subject to Copyright protection.