About the Training

The Ephesiology Church Planter Training is designed by experienced church planters who have been instrustmental in not only training church planters but planting churches in North America and around the world. You learn culturally relevant ways to connect Jesus's story with the story of your community in order to gather disciples and equip them to multiple more disciples.

  • Develop competency to teach the Bible.

  • Learn how to equip leaders for works of ministry.

  • Understand how to research your community and present the story of Jesus.

  • Strategize the how to defend the faith and engage in social justice.

  • Implement a movement strategy to ensure mature disciples, New Testament leaders, and healthy church.


  • Affordable

    Get the same, high quality, and academically rigorous classes for a fraction of the cost of seminary

  • Dynamic

    Dynamic video lectures with practical demonstrations and supplemental resources

  • Engaging

    Engaging interaction connected to a global network of missionaries doing theology and ministry collaboratively

  • 24/7 Access

    All day and all night access from wherever in the world you are doing ministry

  • Work & Train

    Self-paced training allows you to work full-time and be equipped when it is convenient for you

  • Certificate of Completion

    Earn a certificate of completion that can be used to fulfill requirements of your mission board

  • Degree completion option

    The training can be taken for credit toward a Master of Arts in Missiology of Movements


Your lead trainers bring years practical experience to the classroom while not compromising on academic quality.

Co-Founder, The Send Institute

Jeff Christopherson

Jeff is Chief Missiologist and Co-Founder of the Send Institute. Author of several books including Kingdom Matrix: Designing a Church for the Kingdom of God, and Kingdom First: Starting Churches that Shape Movements. His weekly column ‘Missio Mondays’ is featured in Christianity Today. Jeff serves as a Co-Vocational pastor of The Sanctuary in Oakville, Ontario. He is married to Laura and has two children.

Senior Fellow, C.S. Lewis Institute

Randy Newman

Dr. Newman is the Senior Fellow for Evangelism and Apologetics at The C. S. Lewis Institute in the Washington, DC area. He has also taught at numerous theological seminaries and colleges. After serving for over 30 years with Campus Crusade for Christ, he established Connection Points, a ministry to help Christians engage people’s hearts the way Jesus did. He has written a number of books and articles about evangelism and other ways our lives intertwine with God’s creation. He is also the host of Questions That Matter, a podcast of the C. S. Lewis Institute. He and his wife Pam live in Annandale, VA and are grateful for their children and a growing number of grandchildren.

Founder, Movement Leaders Collective

Alan Hirsch

Alan Hirsch is the founding director of Forge Mission Training Network, 100Movements, The 5Q Collective, and Future Travelers. All these are focussed on developing missional leadership and movemental organization. Known for his innovative approach to mission, Alan is considered to be a thought-leader and key mission strategist for churches across the Western world. Hirsch is the author of The Forgotten Ways; 5Q; The Shaping of Things to Come, ReJesus, and The Faith of Leap (with Michael Frost); Untamed (with Debra Hirsch); Right Here, Right Now (with Lance Ford), and On the Verge (with Dave Ferguson).

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We do not just simply fill your heads, but your hearts so that your hands are motivated and equipped to lead movements.

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