Welcome to Convergence
CB Northwest is committed to helping the local church identify and train the next generation of pastors and elders. Convergence is multi-dimensional pastoral training program designed to educate and equip developing leaders inside the local church context, so that they may reproduce healthy churches.
You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. 2 Timothy 2:1-2 ESV
And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ... Ephesians 4:11-13 ESV
The Convergence Alternative
Convergence has been designed as an alternative way to educate and equip aspiring pastors within the context of the local church. The academics of the training is coordinated and combined with active ministry within the local church, as well as relational influences of other pastors and mentors. In some respects, Convergence is "old school" in that it is designed to identify qualified men aspiring to pastoral ministry and then moving them through intentional steps of apprenticeship towards development into journeymen tradesmen. (This is why we use the term "apprentice" and not the term "student" to refer to those participating in the Convergence program.)
- Why We Call it "Convergence"
- Theological Framework
- Local Church Involvement
- Graduation Requirements
- Application Process
- Financial Summary
- Frequently Asked Questions
To connect with Convergence Staff:
Director, Royce Curtis, 503-896-2308, firstname.lastname@example.org