Lead pastors: Join a cohort



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Converge president John K. Jenkins Sr. has made it his signature priority to invest in helping churches across our movement develop a culture of evangelism and discipleship. To move this initiative forward, Converge has partnered with the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center’s Church Evangelism Institute, which has a proven record of success in helping approximately 600 churches grow in conversion and evangelism. Enjoy this testimony from a Converge pastor who has participated in a Church Evangelism Institute cohort and is seeing his church’s culture shift into one with a much greater emphasis on evangelism and discipleship and equipping everyone in the congregation to share God’s love effectively.

The Wheaton College Billy Graham Center’s Church Evangelism Institute messed with me. 

Seriously, this cohort challenged me as a lead pastor in all the right ways. Now, with our leadership team, we are challenging the whole congregation of Forefront Church in Denver, Colorado.

I’m sharing my experience because of the potential I see this having, not just in my local church but also throughout our region.

Yes, there is some teaching and equipping that happens. But what carries the day through this two-year cohort are the relationships, connections and ministry camaraderie that are experienced with other pastors. 

If you are a lead pastor looking for a relationally based experience that will challenge you back to the core of your calling and help you reframe your church, evangelism is the right biblical trigger. These relational cohorts will carry the day as you seek to infuse a missional mindset into your congregation. You’ll get to take part in your cohort every month with other pastors who are just as motivated as you.

Thank you, President Jenkins! 

Converge pastors, register for a Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Church Evangelism Institute cohort this fall or early in 2025 and see what God will do in and through your church.

Pastor Drew Tarwate

Forefront Church

Denver, Colorado

Are you interested in helping your church create a culture of evangelism and discipleship in which your leaders and members become equipped and excited to share God’s neverending hope and love with others in your church and community? Join us for a free one-hour online event to learn more about how you can participate in a Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Church Evangelism Institute cohort and help your church make a greater gospel impact. Learn more & register > 

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