Training Modules

These training modules can serve as a useful resource for equipping local church leadership. Each training module can be completed in 55-70 minutes. Every lesson includes an instructor's guide, participant’s handout and a PowerPoint. Some modules also have video resources. The materials are created to be flexible and can be used for all-church training or for smaller group sessions.

Dr. Lyle Pointer, pastor and former Professor of Evangelism at Nazarene Theological Seminary, has developed training about leadership, evangelism and congregational life.

EVANGELISM

Developing a Passion for the Unchurched

Instructor Guide | Instructor PowerPoint | Participant Guide

Developing Evangelistic Leaders in Your Congregation

Instructor Guide | Instructor PowerPoint | Participant Guide

Developing Friendships for the Lord

Instructor Guide | Instructor PowerPoint | Participant Guide | Video Resource
discerning spiritual receptivity training module for Nazarene churches

Discerning Spiritual Receptivity

Instructor Guide   |   Instructor PowerPoint   |   Participant Guide   |  Video Resource

Empowered Evangelism

Instructor Guide | Instructor PowerPoint | Participant Guide
Evangelism as Storytelling Graphic

Evangelism as Storytelling

Instructor Guide | Instructor PowerPoint | Participant Guide

Finding New Prospects for Your Church

Instructor Guide | Instructor PowerPoint | Participant Guide

Holiness as Motivation for Evangelism

Instructor Guide | Instructor PowerPoint | Participant Guide

Invitations to Discovery

Instructor Guide | Instructor PowerPoint | Participant Guide
Loving your friends to faith - becoming a caring Christian Evangelism training

Loving Your Friends to Faith: Becoming a Caring Christian

Instructor Guide   |   Instructor PowerPoint   |   Participant Guide
Becoming a Commissioned Christian evangelism training module

Loving Your Friends to Faith: Becoming a Commissioned Christian

Instructor Guide   |   Instructor PowerPoint   |   Participant Guide
Becoming a Compassionate Christian evangelism training module

Loving Your Friends to Faith: Becoming a Compassionate Christian

Instructor Guide   |   Instructor PowerPoint   |   Participant Guide
becoming convincing christian

Loving Your Friends to Faith: Becoming a Convincing Christian

Instructor Guide   |   Instructor PowerPoint   |   Participant Guide

Loving Your Friends to Faith: Becoming a Credible Christian
 

Instructor Guide | Instructor PowerPoint | Participant Guide

Passing on a Passion for the Unchurched

Instructor Guide | Instructor PowerPoint | Participant Guide

Preparing for Persecution

Instructor Guide | Instructor PowerPoint | Participant Guide

Sharing Your Spiritual Story

Instructor Guide | Instructor PowerPoint | Participant Guide
Starting Spiritual Conversations training module

Starting Spiritual Conversations

Instructor Guide   |   Instructor PowerPoint   |   Participant Guide
Starting Spiritual Conversations with Postmoderns Training Module

Starting Spiritual Conversations with Postmoderns

Instructor Guide   |   Instructor PowerPoint   |   Participant Guide

Taking Courage

Instructor Guide | Instructor PowerPoint | Participant Guide

Unlocking Our Growth Potential: A Strategy for Building our Local Church Body

Instructor Guide | Instructor PowerPoint | Participant Guide
Witnessing: Re-envisioning God training module by Robyn Ratcliffe and Lyle Pointer

Witnessing: Re-envisioning God

Instructor Guide   |   Instructor PowerPoint   |   Participant Guide

 

LEADERSHIP

Mobilizing People to Serve :: Nazarene Training Module

Developing Lay Leaders

Instructor Guide   |   Instructor PowerPoint   |   Participant Guide
Identifying Our Church's Uniqueness Training Module

Identifying Our Church's Uniqueness

Instructor Guide   |   Instructor PowerPoint   |   Participant Guide

Jump Starting the Established Congregation Training Module

Jump-Starting the Established Congregation

Instructor Guide   |   Instructor PowerPoint   |   Participant Guide

Mobilizing People to Serve :: Nazarene Training Module

Mobilizing People to Serve

Instructor Guide   |   Instructor PowerPoint   |   Participant Guide
organizing to meet multiple needs nazarene training module

Organizing to Meet Multiple Needs

Instructor Guide  |   Instructor PowerPoint   |   Participant Guide
Raising the Morale of a Pleateaued Congregation Training Module

Raising the Morale of a Plateaued Congregation

Instructor Guide   |   Instructor PowerPoint   |   Participant Guide

Resolving Conflict training

Resolving Conflict

Instructor Guide   |   Instructor PowerPoint   |   Participant Guide

Re-Envisioning Sunday School

Revitalizing Sunday School, Part 1: Re-Envisioning Sunday School

Instructor Guide   |   Instructor PowerPoint   |   Participant Guide
Re-Tooling Sunday School training

Revitalizing Sunday School, Part 2: Re-Tooling Sunday School

Instructor Guide   |   Instructor PowerPoint   |   Participant Guide
Re-Selling Sunday School training module

Revitalizing Sunday School, Part 3: Re-Selling Sunday School

Instructor Guide   |   Instructor PowerPoint   |   Participant Guide
Team-building for success training module

Team-Building for Success

Instructor Guide   |   Instructor PowerPoint   |   Participant Guide

 

CONGREGATIONAL LIFE

Becoming the Church God Builds

Instructor Guide  |   Instructor PowerPoint  |   Participant Guide

Communicating Vision

Instructor Guide   |   Instructor PowerPoint   |   Participant Guide

Conditioning the Climate for Growth

Instructor Guide   |   Instructor PowerPoint   |   Participant Guide
Developing Devoted Disciples training

Developing Devoted Disciples

Instructor Guide   |   Instructor PowerPoint   |   Participant Guide

Encouraging Encouraging

Instructor Guide   |   Instructor PowerPoint   |   Participant Guide   |   Video Resource
Exploring Evangelistic Strategies for the Local Church training

Exploring Evangelistic Strategies for the Local Church

Instructor Guide   |   Instructor PowerPoint   |   Participant Guide

Exploring Evangelistic Strategies for the Local Church training

Heightening Visibility of Your Local Church: Being a Visible Church in a Visual Society

Instructor Guide   |   Instructor PowerPoint   |   Participant Guide

Helping Outsiders Become Insiders Church Renewal Training Module

Helping Outsiders Become Insiders

Instructor Guide   |   Instructor PowerPoint   |   Participant Guide

Improving Church Communication Training Module

Improving Church Communication

Instructor Guide   |   Instructor PowerPoint   |   Participant Guide

Inviting the Unchurched

Instructor Guide   |   Instructor PowerPoint   |   Participant Guide

Loving People into Fellowship training module

Loving People into Fellowship

Instructor Guide   |   Instructor PowerPoint   |   Participant Guide

Managing Change in the Local Church

Instructor Guide  |   Instructor PowerPoint   |   Participant Guide

Praying for Unbelievers

Instructor Guide  |   Instructor PowerPoint   |   Participant Guide
providing christian care training module

Providing Christian Care

Instructor Guide   |   Instructor PowerPoint   |   Participant Guide
Seeing Through the Eyes of an Outsider Training Module

Seeing Through the Eyes of an Outsider

Instructor Guide   |   Instructor PowerPoint   |   Participant Guide

Unifying Pastor and People

Instructor Guide   |   Instructor PowerPoint   |   Participant Guide

How Spiritual Vitality Affects Numerical Growth

Unleashing the Spirit's Power: How Spiritual Vitality Affects Numerical Growth

Instructor Guide   |   Instructor PowerPoint   |   Participant Guide

Welcoming Newcomers Into Fellowship

Instructor Guide | Instructor PowerPoint | Participant Guide | Video Resource
When People Bring Their Messy Lives to Church training module

When People Bring Their Messy Lives to Church

Instructor Guide   |   Instructor PowerPoint   |   Participant Guide
Witnesses of God's Grace Training Module

Witnesses of God's Grace

Instructor Guide   |   Instructor PowerPoint   |   Participant Guide

Church of the Nazarene

USA/Canada Region

17001 Prairie Star Parkway

Lenexa, KS 66220

Phone: 913.577.2830

Toll-free: 800.306.9948

usacanadaregion@nazarene.org
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