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
Annette Arnold-Pflaum Bridges Not Walls: Communicating With Those Who Are Grieving; Constructing the Bridge:
Loss and the Mourning After
; Crossing the Bridge: Life After Loss; Bridging the Gap: Understanding PTSD and Suicide Prevention
Read Biography
Mark Babb DISCIPLE Online Read Biography
Martha Banks Faith Communities’ Response to Domestic Violence Read Biography
Sarah Beardslee Women Speak of God 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
Meg Calvin The Bluebonnet Child Read Biography
Alonzo Campbell Preaching God’s Word; A Preaching Forum; Adding Life to the New Testament: an Introduction; Pastoral Care: Caring for the People of God 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
Shirley Connally A Guidance and Counseling Approach to Helping Others; God’s Purpose for the Family 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; Leading Missional Small Groups; Methodist Identity: Our Story; Methodist Identity: Our Beliefs Read Biography
Trey Everett Leading a Life with God Read Biography
David E. Flavell DISCIPLE Online Read Biography
Elaine Friedrich 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; Using Technology in the Church: Presentations and Games Read Biography
Beth Galbreath Biblical Storytelling I; Biblical Storytelling II; Come to the Table; Come to the Waters; Living Our UM Beliefs; Life Together in the UM Connection; The 3 Colors of Your Spirituality; The 3 Colors of Leadership; Loaves and Fishes: Discovering Hidden Possibilities for You and Your Church; Children of Abraham; For Such a Time as This Read Biography
Nancy Golden Evangelism: How to Love your Neighbors to Christ; How to Study the Bible; World Religions; Then Sings My Soul: How to Write a Hymn Read Biography
Kerry Greenhill Lenten Retreat: Fools for Love Read Biography
Charles Harrison A Wesleyan Model for Youth Ministry Read Biography
Leah Rankin Hartman BeADisciple Academy Read Biography
Elise Hazel The Genealogy of Christ: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 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 Spirituality and Photography formerly Meditation on Both Sides of the Camera; Liminal Space and Photography; Discerning God’s Will formerly 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; The Changing 21st Century Sunday School Read Biography
Brenda Korinek Into the Desert and Out Again Read Biography
Dorothy Kropf Screwtape Letters: Analysis and Life Application; Alt Tags and Subtitles: Make Your Digital Content More Accessible Read Biography
David Kueker Disciple Making 101 Read Biography
Julie Lashier Timothy Circle Mentor Training Read Biography
Bill Lewis A Sense of Place; Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home; The Freedom of Simplicity; Balanced Living in God’s Kingdom; The Nonviolent Life; Gracious Conversations; Three Movements of the Spiritual Life: Loneliness to Solitude, Hostility to Hospitality, & Illusion to Prayer Read Biography
Rennie Mau Publish Your Own Books and Curriculum Read Biography
Derek Maul A Spiritual Journey for Men; Reaching Toward Easter; The Prequel to Advent: Step One on the Road to a Meaningful Christmas Read Biography
Brian McCaffrey Pilgrimage into the Last Third of Life Read Biography
Ron McCreary Coffee with Qoheleth: Ruminating Later in Life; Fallible Followers: The Disciples in Mark,
and Us
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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; Leading Bible Study: Biblical Interpretation 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
Debbie Ross Finding Serenity; A Daily Dose of Faith, Hope and Love 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; One New Habit, One Big Goal Read Biography
Elaine Short Preaching a Children’s Sermon 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
Darla Thieler Developing a Dynamic Praise & Worship Experience Read Biography
Judith A. Todd Living into the Answers: A Workshop on Personal Spiritual Discernment Read Biography
Todd Vick 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; Afire With God: Becoming Spirited Stewards Read Biography