BeADisciple Instructors

BeADisciple Instructors are experts in their fields – whether pastoral, theological, or practical. Our courses are facilitated by pastors, theologians, artists, musicians, and others. Each instructor has been certified to lead courses online through the Institute for Discipleship. See below to explore the courses taught by each instructor, or click “Read Biography” to the right-hand side to read the instructors’ bios.

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Instructor Resources


First Name Last Name Courses Taught Bio
Mark Babb DISCIPLE Online Read Biography
Martha Banks Faith Communities’ Response to Domestic Violence Read Biography
Michael Beardslee All Wesley Seminary Lay Academy courses Read Biography
Daniel Benedict Your Ministry of Leading Worship 101; Patterned by Grace: How Liturgy Shapes Us Read Biography
Jonathan Brake Creation Care: Biblical Basics Read Biography
Jonathan Brink Exploring a Postmodern Gospel; The Practice of Love Read Biography
Lisa Buffum How to Build and Provide Your Workshop Online Read Biography
Alonzo Campbell Preaching God’s Word; A Preaching Forum Read Biography
Teryl Cartwright Stewardship Online; Adapting Any Resource to Fit Your Small Group; Creating Sunday School for Those Who Hate Sunday School; Read Biography
Sandra Chambers Lord, It’s Boring in My Prayer Closet: How to Revitalize Your Prayer Life Read Biography
Sharon Conley Cottingham Companions in Christ Small Group Leader Training; Facing Financial Struggle Read Biography
Hilda Davis The Joy of Self-Care Read Biography
Pamela Deck Connecting and Leading Lay Volunteers in Ministry; Teaching and Leading Small Groups; Active Learning for Today’s Children; 40 Days with Wesley Read Biography
Debra Dickerson Growing Spiritually Through Daily Discipline; The Walk Read Biography
Trey Everett Leading a Life with God Read Biography
David E. Flavell DISCIPLE Online Read Biography
Elaine Friedrich DISCIPLE Fast Track Leader Training; Simply Christian Read Biography
Frank Friend Using Technology in the Church: Communications; Using Technology in the Church: Social Media; Using Technology in the Church: Worship Service Read Biography
Beth Galbreath Biblical Storytelling; Come to the Table; Come to the Waters; Living Our UM Beliefs; The 3 Colors of Your Spirituality/a>; The 3 Colors of Leadership Read Biography
Nancy Golden Evangelism: How to Love your Neighbors to Christ; How to Study the Bible; World Religions Read Biography
Charles Harrison A Wesleyan Model for Youth Ministry Read Biography
Leah Rankin Hartman BeADisciple Academy Read Biography
Mark C. Hicks DBOM of NC 2014 Recertification Training Read Biography
Heather Holba At the Well: Meeting Jesus in Prayer Read Biography
Valerie Isenhower Meditation on Both Sides of the Camera; Liminal Space and Photography; Living into the Answers Read Biography
Darryl Jenkins DISCIPLE Online Read Biography
Debbie Kolacki Called to Teach: A “Practical Resources for Churches” Course; Spiritual Journaling Read Biography
Brenda Korinek Into the Desert and Out Again Read Biography
Dorothy Kropf Screwtape Letters: Analysis and Life Application Read Biography
David Kueker Disciple Making 101 Read Biography
Bill Lewis A Sense of Place; The Freedom of Simplicity; Balanced Living in God’s Kingdom; The Nonviolent Life Read Biography
Rennie Mau Publish Your Own Studies and Curriculum Read Biography
Derek Maul A Spiritual Journey for Men; Reaching Toward Easter Read Biography
Brian McCaffrey Pilgrimage into the Last Third of Life Read Biography
Michelle Moore Organizing Your Ministry Read Biography
Martha Myre Perking Up Your Preaching Read Biography
Ryan Peak Serious Answers to Hard Questions Read Biography
Beth Perry Safe Sanctuary Policy Course & Training Course; Rediscovering Our Spiritual Gifts; Christian Meditation Practices; Women Mystics in the Christian Tradition; Creating a Digital Ministry; Teach Adults; How to Become a DISCIPLE Online Facilitator Read Biography
Steve W. Rankin Aiming at Maturity: The Goal of the Christian Life Read Biography
Joshua D. Reichard CLM Modules 1-4; How to Use the Common English Bible; Jesus’ Abba Read Biography
Beth Richardson The Uncluttered Heart: Making Room for God During Advent and Christmas Read Biography
Debbie Ross Finding Serenity Read Biography
Cindy Foster Serio Peer Supervision and Support in Spiritual Direction Read Biography
Jack Shitama The Non-Anxious Leader: Family Systems Basics; Leading Camp and Retreat Ministries Into the Future; All Congregational Leadership courses Read Biography
Shannon Sigler Incorporating the Visual Arts into the Worshiping Community; Sanctifying Art Read Biography
Rebekah Simon-Peter Green Church: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rejoice! Read Biography
Judith A. Todd Living into the Answers: A Workshop on Personal Spiritual Discernment Read Biography
Todd Vick Youth Ministry 101; Youth Ministry 102; Youth Ministry Foundations; Tactile Prayer Read Biography
Evelyn Weaver Surviving the Caregiver Marathon with Grace Read Biography
Joy Wilson Uncensored Prayer: The Spiritual Practice of Wrestling With God Read Biography
Kevin Witt Leading Camp and Retreat Ministries Read Biography
Daniel Wolpert Leading a Life with God Read Biography
John Zimmerman Multimedia Technology in Worship for the Church Volunteer; Leading Public Prayer Read Biography