Discipleship Ministries

Discipleship Ministries provides coaches, collaborators, and consultants to assist congregations in reaching out and connecting with their local communities.

Find ministry resources related to COVID-19 here.

Renaissance 2017-2020 is Discipleship Ministries’ two-point foci of Growing Vital Churches and equipping Church Planters through resources, training events, networking, and coaching that enable congregations, established and new, to offer compelling ministries that reach more people, more young people and more diverse people in our communities. Discipleship Ministries is committed to empowering people to articulate and embody their faith in significant ways that reach out with genuine hospitality to people wherever they are, inviting and welcoming them as together we seek to renew existing congregations.

Contact us

Email: DiscipleshipMinistries@brethren.org
Phone: 800-323-8039 ext. 303 or 847-429-4303


Discipleship Ministries offers a variety of upcoming and recorded online learning opportunities on topics as varied as responding to the opioid crisis, eco-discipleship, a theological exploration of healing racism, Brethren distinctives in church planting and more.
Find upcoming webinars here.
Explore recordings here – now offering CEUs!

Church Planting/Church Revitalization Conference

This vibrant gathering focuses on church planting and church renewal, rooted in worship and prayer while providing practical training, nurturing conversation, and stimulating idea-sharing. We will explore the deep roots of hope in Jesus Christ which invite us to imagine new and vibrant mission in the world


Racial Justice Resources

Intercultural Ministries has been sharing peacebuilding, educational videos, articles, and posts frequently via social media, as well as holding online events. Find out more here.


Vital Ministry Journey

The Vital Ministry Journey is an approach to congregational renewal that is biblically centered, surrounded in prayer, and nurtured through small group conversations. Discover how your congregation might benefit from the Journey.



Get in touch with us.

Josh Brockway

Director, Spiritual Formation

Stan Dueck

Director, Organizational Leadership

Rev LaDonna Sanders Nkosi

Director, Intercultural Ministries

Becky Ullom Naugle

Director, Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Randi Rowan

Program Assistant, Discipleship Ministries