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Upcoming Workshops

To view upcoming courses and studies from the Upper Room, click here.

To view upcoming course approved for Lay Servant Ministries advanced and lay speaking certification, click here.

To view upcoming courses from the YouthWorker Network, click here.

 

 

Upcoming Training Courses from BeADisciple.com:

 

How to Build and Provide Your Course Online -- September 8-19, 2014 -- $100

 

This is a two-week workshop designed to familiarize participants with the mission of the Institute for Discipleship and BeADisciple.com, the basics of building, planning, and teaching online courses, and the basics of the use of Blackboard software. Participants will complete a series of exercises. In the first week, you will use the software as a student in order to give you familiarity with the perspective of the "students" in online workshops. You will also begin to think about a potential workshop you might want to offer online. In the second week you will be given a workshop site of your own to administer as if you were leading a workshop. Many participants who come into the How To workshop with ideas end up developing much of their actual workshop in the second week. Once you have completed the How To workshop, you will be certified to offer your own workshop through the Institute for Discipleship and BeADisciple.com.

 

One live meeting time is set for the second Tuesday of the session at 10 am Central Time. The session is not mandatory and will be recorded for you to view if you cannot attend.

 

Access to all BeADisciple.com courses begins at noon Central Time of the publicized start day. You will receive an email containing web location and login information that morning, so please be sure to add the email address BeADisciple@sckans.edu to your list of approved senders. If you have questions about how online workshops work, please check our FAQ's page.

 

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How to Become a BeADisciple Online Small-group Facilitator -- Self-paced training -- $25

 

This is a training to certify BeADisciple Small-group Facilitators to lead small groups of participants through already developed courses. This is intended to help congregations add an "Online Educational Wing" as a Congregational Partner.

 

Small Group Facilitators will be able to take groups of 8 to 18 through a wide variety of online studies developed by the Upper Room and the Wesley Ministry Network at Wesley Seminary and other content providers. Studies are available for the Advent and Lenten season, as well as short term Bible studies and other areas of interest to growing Christians.

 

The training course is being offered in a self-paced format to meet the demands for the training. Participants will move through the training materials at their own pace with pauses to interact with Lisa, the IFD Assistant Director. The course will begin upon enrollment (evening enrollment will be processed the next working day). It will take approximately 5-6 hours to work through the materials.


Upon becoming a certified facilitator with BeADisciple the facilitator may organize and offer classes at their convenience and/or support classes scheduled at BeADisciple. While each participant will need to enroll and pay the related fee, the facilitator is not required to purchase any materials nor pay any fee for any of the online classes they lead.

 

You will receive an email containing web location and login information upon enrollment during business hours, so please be sure to add the email address BeADisciple@sckans.edu to your list of approved senders. If you have questions about how online workshops work, please check our FAQ's page.

 

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How to Become a Disciple Online Facilitator -- Self-paced training -- $50

 

Do you have persons in your congregation who are missing out on DISCIPLE because of their schedules? Do you have some whose travel keeps them from committing to a weekly class meeting? Do you have some who might like to take DISCIPLE with others who have a similar life experience? How about the appeal of participating in a serious, transformational Bible experience with other Christians from around the world?

 

The Institute for Discipleship is providing an opportunity for Christian leaders to participate in DISCIPLE Bible Study -- online!

 

In this workshop, DISCIPLE Bible Study facilitators will learn how to facilitate this amazing, life-transforming 34-week walk through the Bible in an online format using one of the top educational online software packages available. Used primarily for college online course curriculum, BeADisciple.com offers this software for use for online workshops and other educational opportunities to nurture and enrich Christian leaders, lay and clergy, for effective living and ministry.

 

What better way to nurture and enrich Christian leaders, and to make disciples of Jesus Christ, than through DISCIPLE Bible Study?!

 

The training course is now being offered in a self-paced format to meet the demands for the training. Participants will move through the training materials at their own pace with pauses to interact with Lisa, the IFD Assistant Director. The cost is $50. The course will begin upon enrollment (evening enrollment will be processed the next working day). It will take approximately 10 hours to work through the materials. After training is complete, facilitators may use the Disciple Online software materials to lead a group of participants through the 34-week study.

 

Requirements: High speed internet access, a Disciple Bible Study student manual, a DBS facilitator's guide (Teachers Helps), a microphone and earphones or headset, and an adventurous spirit and desire to lead others to study the Bible in a new way!

 

To learn more about Disciple Online, please visit www.BeADisciple.com/discipleonline.

 

You will receive an email containing web location and login information upon enrollment during business hours, so please be sure to add the email address BeADisciple@sckans.edu to your list of approved senders. If you have questions about how online workshops work, please check our FAQ's page.

 

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How to Become a Disciple Fast Track Leader Self-paced Training -- July 21-Aug 3, Aug 4-17, Aug 18-31 -- $199.99

 

This is an online training for persons who plan to lead a new Disciple format, Disciple Fast Track, in a face-to-face setting. Disciple Fast Track maintains the integrity and principles of the original 34-week Disciple Bible Study but has been modified to meet the needs of people who feel they cannot commit to a 34-week study. It is not a replacement for the original model; it is simply another option.

We are offering three sessions of this leader training course. Participants will receive access to the materials on the first day of the session and will move through the training materials at their own pace. It will take approximately 5 hours to work through the materials. An instructor will be available during the session to answer any questions by email. Choose the session that works best for your schedule and be sure to enroll into the session for those dates: July 21-Aug 3, Aug 4-17, or Aug 18-31, 2014. The training is open to 300 churches for this Beta test year 2014-15.

 

Click here to learn more about Disciple Fast Track. including what the $199.99 fee covers.

 

Please watch this introductory video if you have not yet.

 

 

 

Access to all BeADisciple.com courses begins at noon Central Time of the publicized start day. You will receive an email containing web location and login information that morning, so please be sure to add the email address BeADisciple@sckans.edu to your list of approved senders. If you have questions about how online workshops work, please check our FAQ's page.

 

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Upcoming Courses from IFD-certified Instructors:

 

Active Learning for Today's Children -- Sept 22 to Oct 3, 2014 -- $50

 

In this interactive two week  Children's Teacher Training Workshop, you will learn practical ways to prepare for and teach today's children in this multisensory, fast paced world.  Children will be able to experience and retain the Good News and grow in their faith journey.

 

This course is for both new and experienced Sunday School and Children's Ministry teachers  who want a fresh approach and support from other teachers as we learn with each other.  We will explore: choosing and using curriculum, planning lessons, positive classroom management and nonstressful environment, faith development, how children learn and remember applying brain research, multi-sensory learning methods, the importance of  reflection time, and evaluating lessons. Through your assignments, you'll engage with the material, your instructor Pamela Deck, and fellow participants at a deeper level than lecture alone-and the time of day you learn is flexible! Time commitment is approximately one hour per day.  I look forward to journeying with you in your teaching ministry!

 

This course will gain 1 CEU upon successful completion.

 

Access to all BeADisciple.com courses begins at noon Central Time of the publicized start day. You will receive an email containing web location and login information that morning, so please be sure to add the email address BeADisciple@sckans.edu to your list of approved senders. If you have questions about how online workshops work, please check our FAQ's page.

 

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Becoming an Even Better Sunday School or Small-group Teacher -- September 8-19, 2014 -- $50

 

In this interactive two week workshop, you will learn to teach more effectively so that your participants retain and apply the Good News to their lives and today's world. Whether you teach children, youth, or adults, you will discover practical information based on current scientific and educational methodology. We will explore who am I as a teacher, call and gifts, ages and stages of faith development, building caring community, hospitable space, curriculum, how the brain learns, multiple intelligence learning, and ideas for making scripture come alive. Through your assignments, you'll engage with the material, your instructor Pamela Deck, and fellow participants at a deeper level than lecture alone-and the time of day you learn is flexible. Time commitment is approximately one hour per day. I look forward to journeying with you in your teaching ministry!

 

This course will gain 1 CEU upon successful completion.

 

Access to all BeADisciple.com courses begins at noon Central Time of the publicized start day. You will receive an email containing web location and login information that morning, so please be sure to add the email address BeADisciple@sckans.edu to your list of approved senders. If you have questions about how online workshops work, please check our FAQ's page.

 

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Christian Meditation Practices, Part 1 -- $40

This is a five-day workshop on Christian mediation practices offered by Rev. Beth Perry that begins with introductions, explores three different types of meditation, and ends with a day of discussion and sharing. Participants can expect to gain a brief understanding of the definition and history of Christian meditation, an experience of mind, body, and heart meditations, and an opportunity to reflect on their experiences with the leader and the full group. Participants should also expect to spend an hour a day online in reading and responding.

 

To receive a completion certificate, participants will need to post comments and respond to other participants’ comments every day during the workshop. (Materials will be posted at the beginning of the workshop and participants can work ahead or catch up if they have a scheduling conflict.) There are no outside materials needed.

 

Access to all BeADisciple.com courses begins at noon Central Time of the publicized start day. You will receive an email containing web location and login information that morning, so please be sure to add the email address BeADisciple@sckans.edu to your list of approved senders. If you have questions about how online workshops work, please check our FAQ's page.

 

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Creating a Digital Ministry Workshop -- July 14-20, 2014 -- $50

This is a seven-day beginners overview of creating a digital/online ministry, such as a YouTube Bible Study, a text message prayer chain, a Google+ video discussion group, a website blog, etc.

 

Participants should come into the workshop prepared with an idea for a ministry that they would like to create. The workshop will support that process by focusing on what media will work best for your idea, how to show professional excellence, how to keep your ministry secure, and what to expect financially. There will be daily reading and discussion questions as well as recommendations for further research – plan to spend at least one hour a day in reading and discussion plus whatever research time you chose to invest in your idea. To receive a completion certificate, participants will need to post and respond to other participants daily.

 

Access to all BeADisciple.com courses begins at noon Central Time of the publicized start day. You will receive an email containing web location and login information that morning, so please be sure to add the email address BeADisciple@sckans.edu to your list of approved senders. If you have questions about how online workshops work, please check our FAQ's page.

 

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Disciple Making 101 - July 14 to August 18, 2014 -- $20

 

What is the simplest system one can use to make disciples and mature them spiritually to the point where they can make their own disciples? A flood of new ideas and methods in evangelism has made us skeptical. The innovation that is needed in churches today is far more elementary yet entirely sufficient: Jesus is Lord. How can we overcome resistance to this innovation?

 

This workshop offers a specific, step by step plan of spiritual formation based on the discipleship systems of the world's largest and fastest growing churches. Participants will learn practical spiritual disciplines based on the Great Commission that operate in prevenient as well as sanctifying grace to develop Christians into better disciples and then disciple makers. By answering inductive questions about their own spiritual life experience and their local church context on the discussion board, participants will develop a detailed plan for making disciples customized for their own life and context.

 

This online workshop is based on Dr. David Kueker's 2008 Doctor of Ministry project on evangelism, church growth, and organizational change at Fuller Theological Seminary (www.disciplewalk.com).

 

This seven session course at an introductory rate is a great way to try out online learning at BeADisciple.com. Participation limited to 18. It will be offered in January and July in 2014.

 

Access to all BeADisciple.com courses begins at noon Central Time of the publicized start day. You will receive an email containing web location and login information that morning, so please be sure to add the email address BeADisciple@sckans.edu to your list of approved senders. If you have questions about how online workshops work, please check our FAQ's page.

 

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Spirituality and Vocation - Coming this fall -- $55

 

This is a five-day workshop designed by Beth Perry to provide a basic understanding of the relationship between spirituality & vocation as well as the starting steps on a transformative process. We’ll do a rather unusual Spiritual Gifts Inventory, start building a Spiritual Autobiography, and begin working on several task lists to move you towards a place where you are working out of your spiritual giftedness.

 

There is one text to buy – the Spirituality & Vocation Workbook, by the workshop leader, at

 

There will also be the option of purchase continuing support after the workshop through a website and/or coaching.

 

Access to all BeADisciple.com courses begins at noon Central Time of the publicized start day. You will receive an email containing web location and login information that morning, so please be sure to add the email address BeADisciple@sckans.edu to your list of approved senders. If you have questions about how online workshops work, please check our FAQ's page.

 

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Uncensored Prayer: The Spiritual Practice of Wrestling with God - July 14 to August 15, 2014 - $100

 

Are you searching for something deeper in your prayer life? This five week course is an opportunity to discover for yourself the redemptive freedom that comes from having totally honest conversations with God in your own words, wrestling through anger, faith doubt, and hope about every aspect of life. You will learn how to know you're hearing from God, and explore a variety of ways to pray.

 

The instructor, Joy Wilson, is the author of Uncensored Prayer: The Spiritual Practice of Wrestling With God. Assignments include reading the book, daily guided prayer, and sharing with the class your reflections and experience. Class size is small so Joy can give each student a lot of personal mentoring. Since this is much more than a book study, you will be expected to actively participate the entire five weeks. Prior to starting the workshop, participants need to order this text.

 

Click here to read a testimonial about this course.

 

Access to all BeADisciple.com courses begins at noon Central Time of the publicized start day. You will receive an email containing web location and login information that morning, so please be sure to add the email address BeADisciple@sckans.edu to your list of approved senders. If you have questions about how online workshops work, please check our FAQ's page.

 

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Writing or Editing Your Safe Sanctuary Policy (5 Day Intensive Workshop) -- July 14-18, 2014 -- $50

 

This five-day online workshop is for congregations that don’t have a policy or whose policy is outdated, needs revised, doesn’t meet the needs of current ministries, etc. Participants will learn why congregations should have an up-to-date Safe Sanctuary policy, what the policy includes generally and specifically, how to get a policy written and approved, and how to implement it.

 

Because this is an INTENSIVE workshop, participants will need to be involved on the site every day to receive a completion certificate. Plan on reading two documents, posting a response to one question, and posting responses to at least two other participants every day. Plan on spending a minimum of an hour a day. You will not be expected to fully write or edit your policy during these five days but you can get feedback from the workshop leader by sending her your completed policy.

 

Access to all BeADisciple.com courses begins at noon Central Time of the publicized start day. You will receive an email containing web location and login information that morning, so please be sure to add the email address BeADisciple@sckans.edu to your list of approved senders. If you have questions about how online workshops work, please check our FAQ's page.

 

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To view upcoming courses and studies from the Upper Room, click here.

 

To view upcoming course approved for Lay Servant Ministries advanced and lay speaking certification, click here.

 

To view upcoming courses from the YouthWorker Network, click here.