For the Church, by the Church
Local churches face the challenge of training Christians for local ministry and developing new leaders, but with limited resources.
Stepping up to help is the Porterbrook Network, a global theological training ministry based in the United Kingdom and founded by Tim Chester and Steve Timmis. Both men are seasoned authors, church planters, and pastors; and Timmis serves as the Director of Acts 29 Europe.
The Porterbrook Network has developed a two-year program of twenty-four courses for local churches and small groups aiming to train church planters and church-planting core groups. They use the curriculum to bring together like-minded local churches into regional collective training sites around the world, possibly in a neighborhood near you.
The Porterbrook training materials are impressive for their theological rigor. With a desire to train Christians to live gospel-centered lives, the program is built around biblical theology and aims to ignite a love for local…