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Spring 2021 Live Webinars

The Leadership Development and Discipleship team wants to invite you to participate in free and excellent equipping opportunities during the coming months. In March, April, and May, LDD will host three webinars on topics relevant to pastors and ministry leaders. We believe that these webinars will offer you an opportunity to enrich your ministry and become better equipped to serve. 

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Essential Elements for Effective Youth and Children's Ministry

This online course provides concise answers to questions pastors and youth and children’s ministry are asking—

  • What is the value of serving children and youth?
  • What is the pastor’s role in developing effective ministry to children and youth?
  • What are the best practices in children’s and youth ministries?

Response to COVID-19

Leadership Development and Discipleship has provided a variety of resources such as blogs, videos, articles, and downloads to help churches continue to be prepared during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Come Back Stronger

Leadership Development and Discipleship has provided a variety of resources such as videos, blogs, articles, and downloads to inspire and support our pastors as they lead their congregations in preparing to relaunch onsite ministry.


YES! Responding to God's Call Online Course

This five-lesson online course is for every believer who desires to understand and accomplish the good works God ordained for them to do. Please enroll to learn more about God’s calling for your life.


Small Group Ministry Course

Leadership Development and Discipleship has a free online course, “Developing and Leading Small Group Ministry.” This course is available online through Teachable.

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Membership Matters

To prepare you for taking the next step toward church membership, your local church invites you to participate in MEMBERSHIP MATTERS, a five-session course that guides you in building meaningful relationships with other believers and using your unique abilities and spiritual gifts to serve in the ministries of the local church.

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We invite you to interact with our ministry-centered media resources. Stay up to date on the latest happenings within Leadership Development and Discipleship ministries. View our webinars, Facebook Lives, and Motivational Thought posts.

Moses led God’s people out of Egypt. Joshua led God’s people into the land of promise. Jehoshaphat led God’s people in spiritual reformation.

We know that God continues to call individuals to do the good works He prepared for them to do (Ephesians 2:10). Our role in Leadership Development and Discipleship ministries is to offer training, tools and resources to equip ministry leaders to accomplish all that God has purposed.

If you are seeking further development as a pastor or ministry leader, we welcome you. Engage with us through subscribing to the LDD newsletter, viewing our ministry webinars and Facebook Live sessions, and visiting our social media pages.  View each LDD ministry website to learn how you can be better equipped through the ministry training opportunities and resources offered.

Kathryn Creasy

Kathryn Creasy

Executive Director, Leadership Development and Discipleship
Director, Center for Biblical Leadership


APR 27, 2021 | Jonathan Olavarria “Assimilating New Believers”


MAR 23, 2021 |Dr. Thom S. Rainer “Ministry in a Land Where We’ve Never Been Before”

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MAY 25, 2021 | Steve Cuss “Managing Leadership Anxiety: Yours and Theirs”

Changed in His Presence

Commencement: Just the Beginning

What do I want Jesus to do for me this Year?

Leading One’s Self

Our work can only be a calling if God calls us to it and we work for his sake and not our own. – Jordan Raynor-2

Anchor of Hope

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The Double Decker Tour of the City of God

Continue, continue, continue…

Overcoming Obstacles