Witnessing Course to Include Activities for National Day of Prayer

Winfield, Kan., March 21, 2022 – An online course that encourages Christian witness will include ways to incorporate witnessing in activities of the National Day of Prayer. The national event is set for May 5, immediately after the two-week course ends.  “Becoming an Effective Witness for Jesus Christ” is offered through BeADisciple.com April 18 to May 2, and will be taught by Darla Thieler. Thieler is founder of Remnant Ministries, a multi-faceted outreach ministry founded in 1982, as well as being a local evangelist and certified lay speaker with the Western Pennsylvania Conference of the…continue reading →

Interactive Online Course Targets Praise and Worship

As the most solemn and celebratory moments of the Christian year approach, many worship leaders may find they are struggling to craft appropriate services for their congregations. An online course offered by BeADisciple.com will address this struggle March 14-28.  “Developing a Dynamic Praise and Worship Experience” is a two-week interactive experience taught by Darla Thieler, who is a Local Evangelist and Certified Lay Speaker in the United Methodist Church as well as music director for Calvin (Penn.) United Presbyterian Church.   More information and enrollment links are at BeADisciple.com. Participants will need a…continue reading →

Sarah Wilke Joins Institute for Discipleship as Director of Global Relations

WINFIELD, KS — Sarah Wilke has been appointed director of global relations for the Richard and Julia Wilke Institute for Discipleship, effective Jan. 1. This newly created position will support the Institute's growing focus on international ministry, and Wilke's initial priority will be to help develop a smart-phone platform for small-group Christian education. "We're thrilled that Sarah brings with her an impressive background in communications, community development, and international publishing," says Institute Executive Director Steve Wilke. "Her gifts and experiences will allow us to enhance our capacity for innovation and build on our…continue reading →

Online Certification Opportunities to Begin in January

Oct. 19, 2021 — A new cycle of online ministry certification courses is set to begin Jan. 17, 2022, at BeADisciple.com. BeADisciple.com is part of the Institute for Discipleship at Southwestern College, and has offered quality online educational experiences with roots in Wesleyan theology since 2006.  Church leaders and interested persons can begin progress toward certification in 10 different disciplines— Christian education, children's ministry, youth ministry, women’s ministries, spiritual formation, evangelism, rural ministry, missions, ministry with people with disabilities, and music. Requirements typically include successful completion of four online courses, and each course is six weeks long.…continue reading →