pastoral training

equipping men and their families for pastoral ministry

The CrossWay Pastoral Training Course (CPTC) is a three-year program providing church-based training, mentoring, fellowship and ministry experience intended to equip faithful men and their families for pastoral ministry.

train

Gather around the table each month to talk with a seasoned pastor about pastoral life and character, preaching, and church life.

serve

Serve the church in a meaningful way while inviting others to observe, test, and develop your gifts, calling, and character within this context.

mentorship

Receive guidance, feedback, and encouragement from pastoral mentors through group activities, ministry participation and observation, evaluations,
and one-on-one mentoring sessions.

fellowship

Build relationships with fellow participants, both for present encouragement and for future ministry support. Participate in cohorts, enjoy regular social gatherings with other families, and attend conferences together.

CPTC ALUMNI ARE SERVING GOD
IN MORE THAN 50 CHURCHES
AROUND THE WORLD.

Some of our ongoing mission partners are CPTC alumni. It's our joy to partner with them in advancing the gospel.

Our mission partners >

interested in cptc?

CPTC is intended for men who sense God’s leading toward pastoral ministry or some vocation directly related to pastoral ministry. Applicants must be willing to:

1. Whole-heartedly pursue growth in their understanding of and fitness for pastoral ministry

2. Prepare for and attend all regularly scheduled CPTC meetings

3. Submit themselves to the annual review process

4. Engage in the life of CrossWay


Contact Pastor Brett Wendle >
We have developed a mutual agreement with Trinity Evangelical Divinity School that may serve participants who are students at TEDS and require an internship to complete their degree.

Contact Pastor Brett Wendle for more information.

“CPTC WAS AN
INVALUABLE PART OF MY
PASTORAL TRAINING.”

Ben Hacker
CPTC 2012

Church Plant Pastor, Eastside Church
Madison, WI

2020 - 2021 cptc trainees

tsiry andria

Second Year

eli brayley

Second Year

brian lenhart

First Year

matt lucci

Fifth Year

javier lugo

Third Year

Jason Mccollum

First Year

Kazusa Okaya

First Year

John oliveras

Second Year

Nehemiah White

Second Year

contact

brett wendle

Pastor of Newcomers & Young Adults
Brett is the Pastor of Newcomers. He oversees the greeting team and loves to get newcomers connected in the local church body. As Pastor of Young Adults, he teaches at their gatherings and gives direction to the ministry.