New LEAD Cohorts begin in January

Cohorts open to anyone interested in one of 12 topic


A new round of LEAD Cohorts will begin in mid-January. LEAD Cohorts are free online meeting places for anyone interested in learning more about a specific topic. The only cost is for books or materials as recommended by the cohort leader. Cohorts typically meet online via Zoom for about an hour every two weeks over a three-month span.

Lead Cohorts discussing the following topics will be offered: stewardship, ministry challenges, spiritual transformation, the Enneagram personality assessment, discipleship, pastoral counseling, youth ministry realities and church planting.

Cohort leaders will include:

  • Jon Wiebe and Dennis Fast, president and church relations director of MB Foundation, respectively;
  • Pat Coyle, pastor at Shafter (Calif.) MB Church;
  • Chandelle Claassen, trained spiritual director and life coach and member of the USMB LEADCoaching team from North Newton, Kan.;
  • Daniel Rodriguez, pastor at Iglesia Agua Viva, Omaha, Neb.;
  • Jared Pulliam, lead pastor at Christ Church Sellwood, Portland, Ore.;
  • Brian Allen, lead pastor at Hillsboro (Kan.) MB Church;
  • Stephen Humber, Multiply regional mobilizer, and Kimberlee Jost, Multiply board member;
  • John Oelze, executive pastor at First MB Church, Wichita, Kan.;
  • Russ Claassen, Southern District Conference youth minister;
  • Henock Tsegaye, pastor at Ethiopian Christian Fellowship, Olathe, Kan., and
  • Chris Douglas, Multiply U.S. church planting mobilizer. Visit the latest information, or to register. 


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