Just as we train missionaries before they go out on the mission field, sidewalk counselors should be trained before they begin active ministry as well. While S4U currently offers 2-3 live, online training sessions before a church goes out to minister, as well as ongoing, personal support, this training course will allow us to be more consistent, thorough, and effective in our leadership.
Over 8 weeks, this course will bring together the core team at a Network Church, giving them the opportunity to learn, discuss, and pray together. It will also continue to serve them when they bring on new members of their church to their ministry team.
This will allow more churches to be confident in sending out a team for sidewalk counseling, because they know their team has completed a gospel-saturated, structured training program that has prepared them to engage well.