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Bible courses for all and ministry training that can be done online or in small groups. Increase your understanding of the Bible, so you can teach and share what you believe confidently.

Biblical Leadership

One of the core issues we face in helping country churches thrive is meeting the need for qualified, biblical leadership – leadership that understands how to minister in a country community. That’s at the heart of what Village Missions does in rural communities.

Without a leader, church communities will struggle. It makes unity difficult, and it makes having an impact on the community even harder. So many country churches contact us, looking for a full-time pastor, and we strive to provide that leadership for them.

A Village Missionary visits with a young couple.
Pastor Ken helped create Contenders Discipleship Initiative

Training to Serve

Sometimes, folks feel called to ministry with Village Missions, but they don’t feel equipped. They may even have years of experience in loving and ministering to the church, but they don’t have enough Bible knowledge to feel confident preaching, or giving biblical advice.

That’s where the Contenders Discipleship Initiative (CDI) comes in. Through CDI, the congregation is trained and people are educated specifically to go into ministry, and students are prepared to become pastors of small churches. The best part is, they meet in the evenings, so people can continue to support their families while they make the transition.


Joe LeTourneau

CDI Student, Kimberly BC

Laura and I finished the CDI course in the fall of 2016. We were placed as interns under Village Missionaries Rob and Deb Hoffman of Gold River, British Columbia.

The time spent with them helped me articulate my beliefs. CDI is simply that - a way to build into fellow believers the truths and doctrines found in Scripture.

CDI provided me the solid foundation that I lacked and the tools I needed to understand and communicate Scripture to prepare for Bible study and sermon preparation on a weekly basis. This is by far the best course for any new or older believer to take for the first time or to refresh your understanding of Scripture.

This model has been so effective that we are encouraging it throughout Village Missions.

Christians in our congregations are being trained on a Bible-school level, and we trust that many will respond to God’s call to serve with Village Missions!