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What is ReTrain?

Resurgence Training Center is a one-year, intensive, cohort-based program designed to train leaders practically and theologically. The program is designed after popular “executive-style” graduate programs to serve students currently serving in full-time ministry or for those who do not have time for semester-long courses. Students meet physically eight times per academic year: six times for weekend courses at regional hubs and two one-week sessions of courses at Mars Hill Church in Seattle.

Why was it started?

ReTrain was founded as a leadership development tool for Mars Hill Church, the Acts 29 church-planting network, and the broader Resurgence movement. ReTrain’s mission is to raise up leaders for Jesus-centered, gospel-saturated ministry to serve their churches in biblically faithful and culturally accessible ways.

ReTrain uniquely couples world-class theological instruction with intensely practical ministry expertise from pastor and scholars serving in church ministry contexts. The curriculum and educational philosophy are unique—both practically oriented and academically rigorous. ReTrain continues to expand new program offerings to meet the leadership needs of the church from the ground up. From leaders, to leaders of leaders, ReTrain continues to equip pastors, church planters, deacons, and teachers with a passion for Christ’s gospel and a love for people.

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What you get

World-Class Teaching

Our teachers and professors are chosen because of their exceptional knowledge in their respective field of study and their ability to teach in a useful and practical way.

Hands-On Training

Our goal is to help you apply what you’re learning month in and month out to whatever context of life you’re in. If you’re a pastor, a business executive, or a full-time mom, we want to help you connect theology to wherever God has you.

Flexibility with Your Busy Life

We’ve built this program in a way to train you amid your busy life. We don’t want to take you out of your job or church to learn how to do ministry. ReTrain is tailored to work with your schedule and help you apply what you’re learning the moment you get home.

Community in Cohorts

Classes at ReTrain are set up so you’ll be learning and working through ideas with people who are in similar contexts as you. We’ve found that this cohort piece has been one of the favorite elements of ReTrain’s past alumni.

Affordable Price

We’ve worked hard each year to cut expenses and bring ReTrain to you at an affordable price of $2,750. When it comes down to it, credit hours at ReTrain are significantly cheaper than if you were to do those same hours at a seminary.

This Year’s Teachers

Our teachers and professors are chosen because of their exceptional knowledge in their respective field of study and their ability to teach in a useful and practical way. All of them are world-class academicians in well-respected institutions or pastors who have the appropriate teaching credentials and ministry experience. Our lineup for the 2013–2014 year includes, and is in no way is limited to:

This Year’s Courses