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TRAIN Commissioning

TRAIN is the one-year church multiplication residency of Brentwood Baptist.

Our residents spend a lot of face time with some of the world’s leading missiologists, planters, authors, and experts on church planting as they’re equipped to go full steam ahead toward their mission. The training is much more than theory. It’s practical, hands-on experience that equips and empowers them to start healthy, vibrant, and reproducing churches.

We believe life transformation happens best in community. That’s why we send three families through the residency together at one time. Church planting is very scary and lonely. So these families do life together, encourage one another to grow in faith, and form lifelong friendships that carry them through ministry.

After a year of training at Brentwood Baptist, it’s time to for the residents to engineer their own train. Residents become “conductors” as they’re commissioned and sent out to start new churches. What follows is four years of financial support, encouragement, and coaching to help ensure they lead strong, build deep, and reproduce exponentially.

Leaving the station this year…

Brian Drinkwine
Church Plant: Nashville, TN
Twitter: @EchoChurchNash
Facebook: /">echochurch 

Brian and Sarah have a heart to reach dreamers and innovators who have given up on God and the church. Their mission is to see people trade in their dreams for God’s dream for their lives. They’re starting in West Nashville with the long-term vision to plant new churches across the rest of the city and around the world.

Todd Cole
Church Plant: Holly Springs, North Carolina
Twitter: @lifespringlive"> /lifespringlive

Todd, Dawn, and Bailey will start a reproducing church that connects people to an overflowing relationship with Jesus Christ. Their focus will be on developing personal relationships and serving the community as they practically demonstrate and declare the gospel. Their vision is to multiply disciples, LIFE Groups, and churches locally, nationally, and internationally. 

Steve Cho
Church Plant: South Korea
Twitter: @LaunchChurch"> /LaunchChurch

Steve, Joy, Isaiah, and Isaac have been called to plant churches and reach the most difficult unreached people groups of Asia—one heart at a time. They’ll be going to Seoul, South Korea in July to begin their journey to launch Christ-followers into God’s kingdom mission.

We’re currently searching for our next three residents. Please join us and pray that God will show us the right families to pour into and send out to plant new churches.


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