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Why I Love Re:Train
I love Re:Train and am excited about this upcoming year. Here’s why.
I love the mission of Re:Train, which is to train leaders for Jesus-centered, gospel-saturated ministry to serve their churches in a biblically faithful, culturally accessible way.
I love seeing the fruit from the past three years of Re:Train. In that time, nearly 400 men and women have attended from around the world. God has used it for many students to grow in their awareness of the holiness and grace of God, to strengthen their families, and to help them discern and confirm their calling. God has used Re:Train to serve students as they lead, preach, teach, counsel, disciple, and minister.
I’m excited about this next year of Re:Train for a few reasons:
- The Re:Train program is focused and based on four courses: Disciple, Preaching & Teaching the Bible, Counseling & Community, and Leadership Dynamics. These courses are intentionally related to each other and build on each other. The program we’ve developed has grown out of what we’ve learned is most helpful for students and their ministry over the course of the last three years.
- The lineup of teachers is great. Re:Train couples world-class theological instruction with intensely practical ministry expertise from pastors and scholars serving in church ministry contexts. Our teachers include Mark Driscoll, Bryan Chapell, Bill Clem, Ray Ortlund, Jim Gilmore, Eric Mason, Dave Bruskas, Ed Welch, Sutton Turner, Mike Wilkerson, Brad House, and myself.
- Re:Train is accessible. We’ve lowered the tuition to $2,750 to make cost less of a barrier. Thanks to new videoconferencing technology, we now have five locations: Seattle, Portland, Orange County, Albuquerque, and Philadelphia.
- Re:Train has partnered with seven seminaries to transcribe the Re:Train program for graduate-level credits. One of those seminaries, Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS), offers Re:Train students a 33% tuition discount on their annual, published rate per credit hour. This discount is for full- or part-time coursework completed in residence and by extension at RTS.
Re:Train is for leaders. Leaders include deacons, elders, Community Group leaders and coaches, Redemption Group leaders and coaches, worship leaders, service team leads, children’s and student ministry leaders, pastoral counselors, church staff, church planters, and those working toward any of these roles. If you are currently serving or hope to serve in any sort of leadership, consider applying. Re:Train equips you to be a better and more faithful leader in your local church and future ministry.