God Wants to Partner with You to Fulfill Your Destiny
God has been speaking to you for years.
You know you have a unique destiny. You know you are called to be a world-changing leader or church planter. But you ask: Where can I find the right training? Do I have to stop my life to be trained, or can I get trained in the midst of my current life? How can I get training that is Biblical and spiritual and practical?
We believe that God is moving on the earth in an unprecedented way in preparation for what could be the greatest harvest in human history. Each of us needs to get ready to be kingdom ambassadors both in the Church and in the other spheres of society.
Welcome to Epicenter Leadership Institute, we deliver the training you need in a flexible format with affordable pricing.
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What is Epicenter Leadership Institute?
Epicenter is an online ministry training center, equipping and empowering ministers for Church and Marketplace. Epicenter offers one, two and three year programs that lead to certificates in Church Leadership, Church Planting, or Marketplace Ministry.
Epicenter is designed to meet you where you are at and give you some of the most anointed and practical training available today. Although we provide hundreds of video teachings with notes and application exercises, we provide way more than just videos. We also offer a weekly live coaching event for you to gather with instructors and other students to wrestle with applying the tools you learn in a community atmosphere.
Who is Epicenter?
Epicenter is the brainchild of Dr. Michael Brodeur, a veteran pastor, conference speaker, ministry coach, and entrepreneur. Michael is the founder and president of PastorsCoach.com and DestinyFinder.com and is an instructor at various ministry schools, with his strongest focus being on Church Leadership and Church Planting.
Michael and his wife Diane planted a Vineyard church in San Francisco in the 80s that became the largest church the City had seen in a generation, raising up hundreds of leaders, ministries and small groups. He went on to oversee more than 25 Vineyard churches in Northern California before moving into a coaching role throughout the greater body of Christ. In addition to teaching at other ministry schools, Michael now coaches churches and movements around the world.
The staff includes veteran pastors and leaders who teach and mentor from experience in real-world ministry.
Dr. Michael Brodeur, DDiv
Founder, Epicenter Leadership Institute, Pastor's Coach and Destiny Finder, International Speaker, Author and Church Consultant
Glen Reed, MDiv
Dean, Epicenter Leadership Institute, C.O.O., Pastor's Coach and Destiny Finder
Student Director, Epicenter Leadership Institute, Product Development and Content Management, Pastor's Coach and Destiny Finder
The emphasis is on developing leaders who grow deep in their relationship with the Lord and who impact society, both in the Church and the Marketplace.
The goal is to produce leaders who actually make disciples, and more explicitly, make disciple-makers; meaning members and leaders who reproduce spiritually.
We seek to balance the Word and the Spirit, character and gifting. We focus on developing a solid Biblical foundation and practical application, as well as a full expression of the gifts and ministry of the Holy Spirit. And we recognize the necessity of developing leaders with Godly character first, but also helping people grow in their gifts.
We specialize in providing training that is totally Biblical, and extremely practical, using the latest insights from studies in church growth, sociology, neuroscience, learning theory and more. We are not interested in seeing Christians moving from church to church. We want to raise up leaders who reach the lost and develop leaders and members that reproduce. It’s people development – a new word for an old-fashioned thing called discipleship. It’s how Jesus and Paul developed leaders who changed the world…and you can do it too!
Yes we cover a lot of the foundational material every Bible school and seminary covers. But we will also cover things most Bible schools and seminaries do NOT cover – the nuts and bolts of real world ministry, taught by instructors, most of them veteran pastors, who’ve done it in the trenches of day-to-day ministry.
The first year includes 20 video courses (some required, some elective), along with a live weekly online coaching call, leading to a certificate in Ministry.
The second year has 20 courses and leads to certificates in Church Leadership or Marketplace Ministry. It also includes personal one-on-one mentoring.
The third year is primarily an internship with practical experience in ministry in the church and/or marketplace. It leads to certificates in Church Planting or Apostolic Pioneering.
The program is quarter based, with Fall, Winter and Spring quarters, and a shorter Summer Session.
Courses are delivered through our website’s Learning Management System (LMS) which tracks student progress.
Live online coaching calls are delivered by Zoom or Skype.
Mentoring is delivered in person, or by phone or Skype.
Accreditation is a future possibility, and may be offered as an option; it would require additional fees.
Destiny Discovery & Development
Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Outreach and Evangelism
Pioneering New Ministries
*Includes live weekly group coaching call.
Church Growth Essentials
Church as Family
Vision and Mission
Developing Every Member for Ministry
Life Coaching and Mentoring
*Includes live weekly group coaching call AND personal one-on-one mentoring.
Starting New Micro-Churches
Pioneering New Apostolic Ministries
*Includes being on the leadership team of the live weekly group coaching call, personal one-on-one mentoring AND ministry building.
Year 2 and 3
Summer Quarter 2019
Evangelism: Reaching the Unreached
Starts July 9
Ends August 27
Fall Quarter 2019
Pastoral: Connection and Community
Winter Quarter 2020
Teaching: Truth and the Word of God
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