Ministries we have worked with

God has been speaking to you for years.

You know you have a unique destiny. You know you are called to be a world-changing leader. But you ask: Where can I find the right training? Do I have to stop my life to be trained, or can I get trained in the midst of my current life? How can I get training that is Biblical and spiritual and practical?

We believe that God is moving on the earth in an unprecedented way in preparation for what could be the greatest harvest in human history. Each of us needs to get ready to be kingdom ambassadors both in the Church and in the other spheres of society… and Epicenter delivers the training you need in a flexible format with affordable pricing.

What is Epicenter Leadership Institute?

Epicenter is an online ministry training center, equipping and empowering ministers for Church and Marketplace. Epicenter offers one, two and three year programs that lead to  certificates in Church Leadership, Church Planting, or Marketplace Ministry.

Epicenter is designed to meet you where you are at and give you some of the most anointed and practical training available today. Although we provide hundreds of video teachings with notes and application exercises, we provide way more than just videos. We also offer a weekly live coaching event for you to gather with instructors and other students to wrestle with applying the tools you learn in a community atmosphere.

Who is Epicenter?

Epicenter is the brainchild of Dr. Michael Brodeur, a veteran pastor, conference speaker, ministry coach, and entrepreneur. Michael is the founder and president of PastorsCoach.com and DestinyFinder.com and is an instructor at Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry, overseeing the Church Leadership and Planting Track with over 150 students per year. 

Michael and his wife Diane planted a Vineyard church in San Francisco in the 80s that became the largest church the City had seen in a generation, raising up hundreds of leaders, ministries and small groups. He went on to oversee more than 25 Vineyard churches in Northern California before moving into a coaching role throughout the greater body of Christ. In addition to teaching at BSSM, Michael now coaches churches and movements around the world.

The staff includes veteran pastors and leaders who teach and mentor from experience in real-world ministry.

Program Goal

The emphasis is on developing leaders who grow deep in their relationship with the Lord and who impact society, both in the Church and the Marketplace. The goal is to produce leaders who actually make disciples, and more explicitly, make disciple makers… meaning members and leaders who reproduce spiritually.

Program Approach

We seek to balance the Word and the Spirit, character and gifting. We focus on developing a solid Biblical foundation and practical application, as well as a full expression of the gifts and ministry of the Holy Spirit. And we recognize the necessity of developing leaders with Godly character first, but also helping people grow in their gifts.

We specialize in providing training that is totally Biblical, and extremely practical, using the latest insights from studies in church growth, sociology, neuroscience, learning theory and more. We are not interested in seeing Christians moving from church to church… we want to raise up leaders who reach the lost and develop leaders and members that reproduce. It’s people development… a new word for an old-fashioned thing called discipleship. It’s how Jesus and Paul developed leaders who changed the world…and you can do it too!

Yes we cover a lot of the foundational material every Bible school and seminary covers…but we will also cover things most Bible schools and seminaries do NOT cover – the nuts and bolts of real world ministry, taught by instructors, most of them veteran pastors, who’ve done it in the trenches of day-to-day ministry.

Program Structure and Timing

— The first year includes 20 video courses (some required, some elective), along with a live weekly online coaching call, leading to a certificate in Ministry.

— The second year has 20 courses and leads to certificates in Church Leadership or Marketplace Ministry. It also includes personal one-on-one mentoring.

— The third year is primarily an internship with practical experience in ministry in the church and/or marketplace. It leads to certificates in Church Planting or Apostolic Pioneering.

— The program is quarter based, with Fall, Winter and Spring quarters, and a shorter Summer Session.

— Courses are delivered through our website’s Learning Management System (LMS) which tracks student progress.

— Live online coaching calls are delivered by Zoom or Skype.

— Mentoring is delivered in person, or by phone or Skype.

— Accreditation is a future possibility, and may be offered as an option; it would require additional fees.

— Fall 2018 Quarter begins the week of October 7, and goes through December 13.

Program

Year 1

20 Courses covering

Destiny Discovery & Development
Bible Interpretation
Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Systematic Theology
Church History
Kingdom Foundations
Kingdom Leadership
Leadership Development
Outreach and Evangelism
Kingdom Community
Kingdom Lifestyle
Supernatural Ministry
Pioneering New Ministries

Includes

Video courses with study guides
Live weekly online group coaching sessions

Year 2

20 Courses covering

Church Growth Essentials
Church as Family
Senior Leader
Leadership Team
Vision and Mission
Culture
Developing Every Member for Ministry
Destiny Finder
Life Coaching and Mentoring
Evangelistic Ministry
Pastoral Ministry
Teaching Ministry
Prophetic Ministry
Apostolic Ministry
Administration
Small Groups

Includes

20 online video courses with study guides Live weekly online group coaching call Personal Mentoring

Year 3

3 Courses covering

Practical application
Starting new micro churches
Pioneering new apostolic ministries.

Includes

Internship Personal Mentoring Apprenticeship in launching new "micro churches" and pioneering new ministries in church and marketplace

Pricing

Year 1

$1100/yr or $110 x 12 months = $1320

(Includes live weekly group coaching call)

Year 2 and 3

$1300/yr or $140 x 12 months = $1680

(includes live weekly group coaching call AND personal one-on-one mentoring)

Calendar

Fall Quarter 2018
Starts Oct 7
Ends: Dec 13

Winter Quarter 2019
Starts Jan 8
Ends Mar 14
Spring Quarter 2019
Starts Mar 26
Ends May 28

Summer Session 2019
Starts Jun 11
Ends Aug 1
Fall Quarter 2019
Starts Sep 30
Ends Dec 13

Application

Once application is received processing takes 1-2 days.

More Information

Call us at 916-467-9934
Email us at [email protected]

We can also do Skype or Zoom