Become a Local Instructor

Hey there Pastor or ministry leader!

Chances are, you probably have seen some of these needs within your own congregation:

  • How to study the Word of God effectively
  • How to defend the faith
  • How to equip people for the work of the ministry

If so, then you have come to the right place!

church members at bible study

The Contender’s Discipleship Initiative (CDI) is a great resource for pastors, Bible study leaders, or anybody who wants to deepen their knowledge of scripture and grow in their walk with the Lord. Plus, it’s even better when you learn as a group!

CDI consists of 6 compact, but rigorous courses to equip you to:

  • Know what you believe
  • Know why you believe it
  • And to help you share your faith with others

Sounds pretty neat, right? But you may be wondering what the classes are. Let’s take a brief look at what you’ll learn in CDI:

studying the bible

Churches, organizations, and Bible studies all over the U.S. & Canada – and even around the world! – have used CDI to grow as believers and train future leaders in ministry.

CDI class via Zoom virtual classroom

And we haven’t even mentioned 2 of the best things about CDI.

It’s 100% TUITION-FREE and 100% ONLINE.

Apart from a few textbooks, the entire CDI coursework – the student manuals, instructor manuals, and all lessons – are completely free of charge! And because all the materials are available online, your group can go through the classes anywhere, anytime.

But don’t just take it from us. Read these testimonials from fellow pastors:

“In February we began the CDI Christian Doctrine and Theology course at Highland Community Church. Then the Covid-19 virus hit and the shelter in place mandate. As a Village Missions pastor of a church with limited to no resources I scrambled to figure out if and how we could continue the course without meeting in person.

“Having used Zoom for other non-church meetings before, I jumped on setting up our next class to meet without a layover. The students were so excited to discover that with Zoom’s screen sharing feature we could continue to watch the video lectures together and have face to face discussions. I thank God for this resource that has been a great help in sustaining our ministry in these challenging times!”

Pastor Mike Walker, Galloway, NJ

“I am grateful for [this] tool, that allows us to continue the process of building the body, to do the work of ministry.”

– Pastor Martin Cole, Ocean Park, Washington

So, are you ready to lead your congregation, small group, or Bible study through a journey of understanding the Scriptures better and helping train up future leaders in ministry?

Want to increase the scope of your ministry? Share about your class on social media and invite others to join your virtual classroom! Then let’s get started!

  1. Register as a local instructor.
  2. Download the instructor’s guidebook for the first class, Bibliology and How To Study the Bible.
  3. Contact us if you have any questions or need any help.

We pray that CDI will be a blessing to you and your group. May your knowledge of God’s Word grow deeper, and your passion for the Lord grow stronger!

“Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people.”
- Jude 3 (ESV)