To all those that want a deeper, more meaningful relationship with God, and to all my pastor friends out there who have a heart to develop a strong church with strong leaders and to help people identify and function in their gifting, here is a program that really WORKS.
As for my wife and I, we feel that this can be a game changer for your entire church. I can’t tell you how rewarding this program can be.
Here is a message from the president that explains the heart of what INSTE is all about.
“What makes INSTE unique? First of all, it is both portable and affordable. No matter the size of the church, INSTE is a fit. All that is needed to get started is a mature, dedicated leader called to make disciples, whom INSTE trains through a short leader-training program right where he or she is. INSTE supplies the materials – books and tests included – a support system for the group leader, plus records and recognition for the courses studied.
INSTE is affordable. A person can study all five years in INSTE for less than
it would cost for one semester at a traditional Bible College. Furthermore,
INSTE comes to the local church, so Bible college training is available to
Secondly, INSTE’s methodology sets it apart. Most formal educational systems today are based on the Greek didactic model revolving around
a lecture. INSTE’s model is based on relationships, a Hebrew model that
incorporates learning into the life rhythm of the church and learner.
Thirdly, INSTE is not just church-housed, it is church-based. Our
mission statement is clear:
INSTE exists to help the local church
make disciples and develop leaders
for the fulfillment of the church’s mission.
INSTE is a mission facilitator. Every church has a unique calling to fulfill, so INSTE stimulates the growth of “stem cells” in the church that become the mature disciples and Bible-centered leaders that help the local church fulfill its unique mission. Thus no two INSTE groups are alike, because the gifting and calling of the individuals in those groups are at the direction of the Holy Spirit.
It is important to note also that INSTE does not prepare leaders for the church; it prepares the leaders of the church. The preposition is important. God makes
leaders by gifting them. The leaders are already there; INSTE equips the
called.” Nicholas A. Venditti, Ph.D. ~ President
Click on the INSTE logo on this page to take you to the web site. Feel free to e-mail with any questions, or to set up a phone meeting. I will be starting another class in the first week of January 2012, in Branson, MO.