Mission to North America (MNA) recommends that PCA Sessions and Presbyteries carefully consider these church Revitalization and Evangelism resources that share Presbyterian and reformed roots, making assessments based on their own unique needs. This recommendation does not imply formal endorsement of these resources.
AMMI brings the Gospel to Jewish people through literature and friendship evangelism, discipling new converts in Reformed Doctrines, developing Gospel material for Jewish people, organizing one to two week witnessing campaigns in urban areas with large Jewish populations, and following up on Jewish contacts through visitation and Bible studies. We also train Christians in Jewish Evangelism, assist Christians witnessing to Jewish people, teach churches about the prophetic witness of Jesus in the Feasts of Israel, develop prayer teams to pray for the salvation of Jewish people , and encourage Christians to be aware of and oppose the current rise of anti-Semitism.
Christianity Explored helps people meet Jesus in the pages of Scripture so that they love, live and tell the Good News of the Gospel. To assist the local church in this endeavor, we offer materials that equip the church in evangelism and discipleship; train and assist churches in outreach, evangelism and discipleship; and develop networks and partnership to expand internationally.
Evangelism Explosion International
President: John Sorenson
Contact number: 601-956-0497
EE offers training to pastors and lay leaders on how to equip their congregations in an effective and winsome method to proclaim the Gospel in personal evangelism. EE assists churches in training their members in a method of personal evangelism that is easy to learn, fun to share, and almost impossible to forget. This method has proven effective over the last fifty years in every country of the world. The key is multiplication, training lay people who will in turn train other lay people to effectively share the Gospel. EE accomplishes this through 1-day Share Your Faith workshops in churches, 2- to 3-day launches where pastors and lay leaders are trained, 2-day labs in local churches, and semester training in local churches.
Evangelize Today (ET) is a one-day seminar that trains believers in churches and small groups in how to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a way that is relevant to our culture. ET teaches us to examine our own journey to faith and to become better listeners as we share the Gospel with non-believers.
A ministry to implement the ten biblical strategies of church health. The Embers to a Flame Conference is a 3-day conference for pastors and church leaders. Fanning the Flame is a 14-month coaching process and is open to any church that has attended an Embers Conference.
Director: Don K. Clements
Contact number: 540-726-8223
Web site: www.metokos.org
Metokos Ministries provides workshops and other services tailored specifically for smaller churches. Services include Vision Planning development, Pulpit Committee training, conference preaching, specific ministry development, and training for Ruling Elders.
Ministry Catalyst Resource Group
President: Kenneth E. Priddy
Contact Number: 804-550-0768
Web site: www.unitedfrontministries.com
Ministry Catalyst Resource Group provides training, coaching, assessment, and consulting for pastors; local, regional, and national church leaders in church development; church redevelopment; leadership development; and systems development. We usually deliver our ministry to “clusters” of churches, but also work one-on-one with churches according to their needs and preferences. Project 6:15, one of the most popular formats, is a 16-month comprehensive process in church redevelopment that combines spiritual renewal with strategic initiative. Kenneth Priddy is also the Director of Church Renewal for the Associate Reformed Presbyterian (ARP) denomination.
Ministry Resource Team
President or Chief Executive Officer: Bill Barton
Contact number: 803-422-5136
Web site: www.ministryresourceteam.com
Ministry Resource Team provides assistance in church planting and church health ministries. In the area of church planting, they are a resource for strategic planning, site selection, qualifying and mentoring church planters, and creating a master plan for utilization of property, buildings, and parking. In the area of church health, they are a resource for assessing existing churches; strategic planning; implementing models for staff development; administration and organization; evangelism and outreach; stewardship and finance; small group ministries; and officer recruitment and training; and improving communications. Ministry Resource Team seeks to help unhealthy churches become healthy and healthy churches become healthier.
CMM’s mission is starting, strengthening, and multiplying grace-centered churches through coaching and consults with church planting pastors, leaders, and emerging leaders. We provide such services as church health assessments, project budgeting, strategic planning, personalized ministry coaching, strategy implementation, pastoral care, team building resources, as well a host of subject matter experts with experience in areas such as building leases, property selection, construction, and capital campaigns. Our web site provides details on the many services we make available for church planters, leaders and churches. Our staff includes church planting veterans: Tom Wood, Rod Entrekin, Bob Orner, Jeff Stull and Cathy Austin.
Executive Director: Jimmy Dodd
Contact number: 913-764-7378
Web site: www.pastorserve.net
The mission of PastorServe is to encourage, revitalize, and empower pastors and ministry leaders by offering practical counseling, training programs, and networking connections within their cities and communities. Specifically, PastorServe’s goals are to: (1) train pastors in 24 pastoral competencies that are fundamental to vibrant and effective ministry leadership; (2) provide pastors with one-on-one counseling and coaching; (3) equip pastors and ministry leaders for pastoral care and church planting; (4) help pastors connect to each other and to local and national networks and (5) teach church members how to care for and pray for their pastors. PastorServe is headed up by a PCA pastor and former church planter with years of experience in church leadership roles.
Most church leaders around the world do not have access to the training and tools they need to develop churches that transform lives and have a lasting impact on their communities. In response, Pathway Learning has designed and developed an innovative online and onsite platform that can now bring practical, high-quality, seminary-level education to leaders where they live, in their language, and adapted to their culture.
President: Ken Sande
Contact number: 406-256-1583
Web site: www.peacemaker.net
Peacemaker© Ministries equips and assists Christians and their churches to respond biblically to conflict. We provide conflict counseling, mediation, and arbitration services to resolve church, ministry, and business disputes, lawsuits, and family conflicts. Training services include seminars, Conciliator Training and Certification, and custom training for denominations, seminaries, and parachurch ministries.
Vision Planners, LLC
President: Joe Weatherly
Contact number: 866-363-1702
Web site: www.visionplanners.com
Vision Planners provides churches with practical solutions and support to increase effectiveness in fulfilling the vision God has given them. Our services focus on the specific needs of an organization and are individually tailored to the unique vision of the client. We guide our clients through a three-step process: (1) Identifying and clarifying the vision God has for them; (2) creating an effective process of planning to equip them to fulfill this vision; and (3) assisting in implementation through monthly accountability sessions.
President: Archie Parrish
Contact number: 770-642-2449
Serve International prepares the church for revival by equipping leaders to train Kingdom Intercessors, who will build healthy churches that are “houses of prayer for all nations.” Serve provides conferences on church revitalization for pastors and church leaders and schools of prayer for congregations, and also publishes helpful materials in these areas. These training events and publications focus on the biblical concept of Kingdom-focused prayer.
Transform’s mission is to assist churches to become Transformational Churches, through which people are growing into the image of Christ, leaders are being built, and the church is truly impacting its community and world. To accomplish these goals, Transform offers coaching and facilitation in ministry planning, strategic planning, leadership coaching, discipleship implementation, and organizational development. The principle coach, John Purcell, brings to these challenges the hands-on experiences of corporate management (12 years), executive pastor (16 years), certified professional leadership coach, and RightPath profiles consultant.