Teaching4Jesus Ministries

Teaching4Jesus Ministries (T4J) is a division of the Center for Equipping Biblical Disciples (CEBD), working to accomplish our vision of being the primary resource for making cross-bearing disciples of King Jesus, sharing His vision and mission. To accomplish this, our mission focuses daily on challenging, inspiring and equipping Christians to impact the growth of the body of Christ in love according to each individual’s ability.

Working with Compass Leadership, we will guide your church family through the training needed to become Servant Leaders like Jesus who lead by serving. The training equips the believer to the duplicate Jesus who took the form of a servant, humbling Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death on a cross. (Philippians 2:6).

Within T4J Ministries, there are two divisions that provide the training that makes the mission a reality. Click the redish heading for details on the training.

The Jesus Institute

The Jesus Institute dedicates itself to focusing on Jesus by offering three training opportunities. 


The Relevancy Forum​ is a study that answers important questions about the Bible, Jesus, and the church. The training is driven by three questions:

  • Can the Bible be trusted?

An investigation of how the Bible came into existence and a comparison of English Translations

  • Is Jesus the only way to God?

Exploration of the uniqueness of Jesus Christ

  • Do we need the church?

Consideration of the place and value of church today

Agreeing with the Apostle Paul, “For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 3:11). It is the contention of Teaching4Jesus Ministries that the foundation of discipleship is weak in many of the available programs because the true nature of biblical discipleship (Discipleship DNA) is not being taught. Here are the objectives:

  1. Discipleship DNA is examined as demonstrated by the prototype disciple, Jesus

  2. Paint a portrait of the discipleship DNA drawn from three statements of Jesus in Mark 8, 9, and 10 that require a cross-bearing attitude and commitment

  3. The service of a disciple, fulfilling Jesus’ final command to make disciples (Matthew 28:19).



A deeper investigation of the person and nature of Jesus is offered in the Focus on Jesus Experience. This study will awaken the Christian to the Lordship of Jesus through a detailed look at descriptions of Jesus in the New Testament answering the question:

“What should that mean to me as a Christian”

This training will ...

  • Prepare the Christian for Serve Like Jesus training

  • Experience Jesus, prompting a deeper level of service, which causes the building up of the body of Christ. (Ephesians 4:12-16)

  • Awaken the Christian to the Lordship of Jesus, asking them to serve like He did

Theological Training for Leaders

T4J is driven by the motto of Every Christian a Theologian! What does this mean? Look at it this way:

  • Theos is the Greek word for God

  • logos is the Greek word for talk; we get our word logic from it

  • Thus, to be a Theologian means that you talk logically about God. 

This sounds like a trained professional who has gone to college or seminary, doesn't it. Yes, they are trained to talk logically about God. However, the Bible was written to the churches and every member was expected to know what was given to them through the words of Scripture. 

Equipping Ministry Training is a Certificate Program offering six (6) classes that give the student the biblical and theological foundation needed to talk logically about God and His Son, Jesus. The foundation classes are:

  • Biblical Interpretation

  • Context and Theology of the Old Testament

  • Context and Theology of the New Testament

  • Theology Survey 

For those gifted to teach and preach or those who desire this ministry we offer:

  • Exposition and Exegesis: Keys to Effective Preaching and Teaching

  • Leadership

Updated 10 December 2020