The Training Center is the tangible expression of one of the three guiding metaphors that best describes the vision and mission of Fellowship; namely, that Fellowship is a “greenhouse,” a “training center,” and a “launching pad.” The necessary link between the greenhouse and launching pad is The Training Center where people are prepared and equipped for leadership in life and ministry.
These ten trainings are meant to provide a starting point for engaging life at Fellowship and growing into a prepared and equipped spiritual leader. It consists of four modules: Discover, Biblical Foundation, Spiritual Formation, and Mission & Ministry. Whether you are new to Fellowship or have been around for decades, Core Training is the place to start growing and developing.
For more information on Core Training, contact Nick Roland.
If you’ve taken a Core Training class and wish to study that subject in greater depth, you can do so with one of our Explore More options. Explore More classes build upon the Core Training experiences and are meant to continue to prepare and equip you for leadership in life and ministry.
Panorama Plus 1: ProloguePanorama Plus 2: PatriarchsPanorama Plus 3: Redemption & WanderingsPanorama Plus 4: ConquestPanorama Plus 10: Life of ChristPanorama Plus 11: Church AgePanorama Plus 12: Final ConsummationPersonal Bible Study II
Can I access class curriculum online? I'd love to lead my small group through the class.
Yes! If you've missed a class or just want to lead your own small group through the material, you can find it on the Class & Ministry Resources webpage.
Do I need to take Personal Bible Study I before taking Personal Bible Study II (what’s the difference between the two)?
Personal Bible Study I teaches the fundamental skills of personal Bible study. Personal Bible Study II builds on those skills and applies them to a particular book of the Bible. While it is not required, we strongly recommend taking PBS I before a PBS II study.
What’s the difference between Panorama of the Bible and the Panorama Plus series?
Panorama of the Bible is a survey of the entire Bible in 12 movements. We work through Genesis-Revelation and show the story of Scripture. The Panorama Plus classes focus on one movement of the Panorama time-line and explores it in more depth. For example, movement 10 of Panorama of the Bible is The Life of Christ. Panorama Plus 10: Life of Chirst is a six-session study that further explores the Life of Christ.
Is Evangelism and Discipleship one or two classes?
Evangelism and Discipleship is a training in two parts, teaching you how to tell others about Jesus and help them to become followers of Him. The first part of this training is a four-session workbook called Evangelism: How to Tell your Story and Share your Faith. The second part is a study of Robert Coleman’s classic, The Master Plan of Evangelism. The entire study has 12 sessions.
What is the difference between Our Faith and We Believe?
We have two trainings that focus on doctrine, or summarizing the central beliefs of Christianity. Our Faith is a nine-session training that is meant to serve as a first experience of studying theology. It tackles eight big questions, surveying what the Bible has to say about each. We Believe is more a compressive class that covers the 10 major doctrines of theology in 12 sessions. We recommend starting with Our Faith and progressing to We Believe.
Core Training is a training track for everyone at Fellowship. These 10 trainings are meant to provide a starting point for engaging life at Fellowship and growing into a prepared and equipped spiritual leader. It consists of 4 modules: Discover, Biblical Foundation, Spiritual Formation, and Mission and Ministry. Whether you are new to Fellowship or have been around for decades, Core Training is the place to start growing and developing.
Through the Training Center, Fellowship partners with church, non-profit and marketplace leaders to focus on health that fuels growth. We help leaders foster health and trust through a team-based approach to development and improvement. We help leaders maintain clarity as to organizational mission, core values and alignment. We help leaders develop a strategic planning process based on a 5 year dream, 2 years of solid thought leadership, and a concise 1 year plan. We help leaders target 4 key areas of focus that promote health and multiplication.We do all this in four distinct contexts:
Consulting: We connect leaders for the purpose of sharing advice, insight and best practices.
Coaching: We team up with leaders for the purpose of focused coaching and mentoring in acquiring knowledge and skill in leadership health and multiplication, character development and greater passion for God.
Foxholes: We gather leaders in cohorts, in exceptional settings to experience the empowering presence of Christ together. Leadership Foxholes provide leaders the chance to get out of the line fire with a few trusted allies for soul care, clarity and direction.
Strategic Partnerships: We partner with organizations to advance a shared mission for the glory of God and the good of others.
For more information on partnerships, contact Chip Jackson.
The church planting and multiplication division of the Training Center exists to serve each Fellowship congregation and partner churches in the multiplication of leaders and church plants committed to changing the heart and soul of Northwest Arkansas and the world.
The Training Center produces and releases the next generation of spiritual leaders at Fellowship through our Leadership Multiplication Pipeline. As an extension of Fellowship’s mission we intentionally provide emerging leaders opportunities for leadership development and coaching beginning as early as high school.For more information on church planting & multiplication, contact Will Blanchard.