Listed below are the training programs offered by Lydia Discipleship Ministries. Many of them are team taught by associate staff members. Some are also available on DVD. Contact us if you are interested in any of these programs.
How to Be a Barnabas
How to Be a Barnabas will help you develop discipleship skills through studying the life of Barnabas who was called the “Son of Encouragement.” It will equip you to be an encourager, appropriately helping the wounded people to move forward in a deeper relationship with God, the only one who can heal them and meet all of their needs.
How to Be a Barnabas Complete Training Course includes a four DVD set taught by Dr. Alaine Pakkala with eight 1-hour training sessions, a Training Manual and a Discipleship Manual. If you prefer, you may buy the teaching videos online in our store. After your purchase, please allow two days to be set up with an account on our training website: https://lydiadm.vids.io. To preview the first video, please click here.
How to Be a Barnabas is designed as a stand-alone leaders’ curriculum suitable for training ministry leaders, small group leaders, prayer partners, Bible study leaders and friends or family walking with a hurting person. How to Be a Barnabas is recommended as a prerequisite for training leaders who will participate in the R&R (Renewing and Rebuilding) Discipleship Program, usually offered in a church setting.
Online Training for Counselors
We do offer online training specifically for counselors in 8 one-hour training sessions given by Dr. Alaine Pakkala. Please go to the store tab and click on MP3’s and MP4’s. After your purchase, you will be set up with an account on our training website or Please contact us for more details.