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Online Training

    In order to see God’s vision for your church become a reality, there’s no doubt that you will have to train volunteers and leaders.  As a leader many times you’ll find yourself pushing up against three realities:

    1. Finding the Right Time to Train Volunteers

    Everyone is busy with their jobs, and social life.  Their weeknights are pretty full. This makes training volunteers very difficult.  If you plan on training during the week, many people won’t show up for the times you pick. Then you end up without some of the key people you need.

    2. Finding the Right Trainer

    One challenge small churches face is that the senior pastor is the only person capable of training volunteers and building leaders. You may be an expert in many areas of church life, but you aren’t an expert in all of them.

    Have you ever led a successful children’s ministry? What about an addiction recovery ministry? It’s not always a reality that you have someone capable of training volunteers in their area of expertise and that still doesn’t mean they are able to develop new leaders.

    The way most pastors solve this dilemma is to fly an expert in. hat can cost thousands of dollars, and not everyone will be available that weekend.

    3. Finding Time to Train Your Leaders

    Core Leaders are the ones who serve more than anyone. That means they have less time.  You don’t want to require training time for higher level positions. Did you train your board members, or did you just let them join?  What about your staff?  Did you train them to be more productive?  This is often why churches waste so much time and energy.  Our leaders are often volunteers who aren’t trained to think about church business from a biblical perspective.

    Teaching vs. Training

    We believe that there’s a significant difference between teaching and training. Teaching is telling people what to do. Training is requiring that people do what they are learning so they actually remember it and grow. In most cases our biggest issues aren’t that we don’t know what to do, but that we don’t do what we know to.

    Therefore we have implemented focused online training that will allow you to overcome these obstacles and engage in a healthy church growth.

    How does our online training work?

    Each training session is crafted to integrate seamlessly with the inner workings of your community dynamics. Small group leaders are taught how to interact with their coaches, and vice versa. Administrators are shown how to work with the senior leadership, etc.

    We have intentionally broken up portions of our training. You can teach someone the basic philosophy of leading small group in a weekend, but that doesn’t mean they can do it. Some skills need to be developed gradually. We slow the process down so the student can actually develop new skills while doing their job. That way they apply what they know.

    Each session has tests for people to do before they can proceed. For example, say you’re learning about evangelism. One test might be introducing yourself to 10 people and smiling while you do it. Another might be writing out a three minute version of your testimony and telling it to a friend, then by the end you share it with a stranger. This way each skill builds upon the other. Online training allows your people to grow throughout the year rather than just fall and spring.

    Pastor’s Coach Online Training

    We believe online training is a powerful away to strengthen your church. This will save you nights away from the family. It will provide your church with experts in areas you might not have staff members.

    We have seen online training save thousands of hours of having to reinvent trainings that have already been tested and are available to leaders around the world.