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Ministry Grid offer

FENTON, MI – When I read, “Ministry Grid makes it simple to train every volunteer and leader in your church,” I had to know more. As a pastor, my assignment was to “...equip the saints for the work of the ministry....” so why wouldn’t I be eager to learn of innovative ways to raise up trained leaders in our congregation.

Speaking directly to every pastor in Michigan, take these words seriously. Ministry Grid equips people through preaching, teaching, modeling, books and workshops. Church leaders and volunteers earnestly desire to serve Christ as effectively as possible. They long for training, growth opportunities and to learn lucid ways of serving better.

The Challenge

Let’s be honest, one reality every church faces is that it’s never been harder to get church leaders and ministry volunteers together for training. Life is busy. Schedules are full. People are balancing jobs, school schedules, community activities, family time, church and more. As a result, LifeWay Research tells us that only 1 in 4 churches has a plan in place to train and develop leaders today. If we aren’t training then how are we growing? Can we grow?

The Solution

What if your church could make first rate, trusted training, available 24 hours a day to your ministry leaders and volunteers? Would you be interested? Would the flexibility encourage growth opportunities for your volunteers? Well, that’s what Ministry Grid is doing. It provides every person in your church access to training anytime of the day or night. That means training to fit everyone’s schedule and to allow them to move at their individual pace. LifeWay is making Ministry Grid available, for a limited time, to Michigan Baptists for $399. If your church budgeted monthly to pay for this plan, it would cost more than a thousand dollars!

But Wait, There’s More

We, the Baptist State Convention of Michigan (BSCM), are committed to help churches train their leaders, so the BSCM will reimburse any church that gives through the Cooperative Program $200 toward the $399 special Ministry Grid price. That’s right, your BSCM will partner with you to pay the cost of this outstanding training resource.

For more information, check out Ministry Grid At a Glance (From

Pre-built Training: Choose from our library of 3,000+ videos and pre-built Training Pathways for ministry area.

“Train Every Leader: Every leader in every ministry area deserves training, and Ministry Grid helps you make it happen.

Easy Onboarding: Invite individuals, small teams, or the entire organization in just a few clicks

Coaching Dashboard: Track progress, take notes, and walk alongside your leaders as they train.

Intuitive Workflow: Training appears as a simple “to-do list,” guiding leaders click by click through the process.

Mobile-First Design: Because your people are busy, Ministry Grid is optimized for training on the go via any mobile or tablet device or computer”

“Ministry Grid makes it simple to train every volunteer and leader in your church.”

It catches your attention, doesn’t it. Interested? Go to and sign up for a free trial and check it out. If Ministry Grid is a tool you can use, subscribe your church through the special Michigan Baptist link: The BSCM will reimburse cooperating churches $199 dollars toward the cost. That’s a full year of training for every person in your church for $200! Just send a copy of the receipt to and we will send your church a $200 check. Please note that checks will only be written to churches.

Give the leaders and volunteers that serve Christ the versatile and trusted training that Ministry Grid provides. Michigan Baptists - Redeemed, Equipped, and On Mission.



Mike Durbin is the State Evangelism Director for the Baptist State Convention of Michigan. Before joining the state convention staff, Mike served as Church Planting Catalyst and Director of Missions in Metro Detroit since 2007. He also has served as a pastor and bi-vocational pastor in Michigan, as well as International Missionary to Brazil.


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