CB Northwest offers a variety of training opportunities. Some are events scheduled regularly through the year, and others are available to your church or area assocation as needed.

Elder Training

Our Relational Elders Training covers the biblical qualifications, roles and responsibilities of being an elder. CB Northwest offers retreats for elders several times each year. You can also request to have an elder retreat specifically for your church or area association.


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.

Church Planting

The CB Northwest office stands ready to help with assessment, equipping, training and coaching of churches and church planters, as well as providing significant financial support.

Interim Training

CB Northwest provides training for those serving churches in transition. This training addresses the four levels of assistance available to those churches. Subjects covered include how the CB Northwest office works with churches who need and have interims, how we work with interims, how an interim works with a church to bring it to a point of health, and how one leaves the interim position when the church has found a new pastor.

Men's Equipping Retreats

An event for men who are, or want to be, leaders in the church. If you are looking to get a next step of training to help you reach your neighbor for Christ, then the Men's Equipping Retreat is for you.