Tri-Cities Baptist Church is committed to the Great Commission through multiplying churches, pastors, and Christian leaders who are equipped and trained for the ministry.
The local church is the community gathering of God’s redeemed people. Regardless of one’s specific calling he or she can be certain it is understood, encouraged, developed, and worked within the context of the local church. Therefore, it is the primary leadership training arena.
The seminary is an institution providing a near unparalleled depth of knowledge and resources to assist the local church in training Christian leaders. The cooperative effort of the church to assemble the highest standard of formal education for pastors and church leaders is a blessing and an opportunity worthy of pursuing.
The Leadership Training Cohort is a group of men and women, set apart for ministry, who deem their training best pursued in community, benefiting from the depth and resources of seminary, while experiencing and leading within the trenches of the local church.
Since its inception in August 2013, 46 students from 7 different churches have completed the Leadership Training Program.
- Cohort 1 graduated in May 2015.
- Cohort 2 graduated in May 2017.
- Cohort 3 graduated in May 2018.
- Cohort 4 graduated in May 2019.
- Cohort 5 graduated in May 2021.
- Cohort 6 launched in August 2021 and will graduate in May 2023.
- Cohort 7 launched in August 2022 and will graduate in May 2024.
We hope to be able to launch Cohort 8 in August 2023. To begin a conversation about your involvement in a future cohort, complete the Program Interest Form below.
Charles Chandler Scholarship
You can support students through prayer, encouragement, and by giving to the Charles Chandler Scholarship Fund, which honors the legacy of faithfulness and local church investment of one our founding elders. Give to the Charles Chandler Scholarship Fund. * Indicate in the description box your gift is for the TCBC Leadership Program or Charles Chandler Scholarship Fund.
“I am so grateful for the opportunity to dig so deep into the Word of God and the accountability this program offers.” – Ginger
“I am truly blessed to be able to study God’s Word at this level. I get the privilege to study and work with my cohort, listen to gifted teachers and professors, and continue to serve my church. I am deeply thankful for all those who have afforded me this opportunity” – Dustin
“I thank God for the opportunity of getting equipped for His ministry via the cohort program. It has been an awesome experience and I can’t wait to see what God has in store for His ministry as a result of our training!” – Jeremy