Diaspora Training Sites

Training Leaders International equips diaspora pastors within the U.S., partnering with local churches to host preaching workshops that are practical and accessible. These sites develop leaders empowered to faithfully teach the Bible while deepening relationships for encouragement and ministry collaboration.

Training Site

Diaspora / Minneapolis, MN

Southtown Baptist Church

In partnership with the North American Mission Board, we have begun training migrant leaders in Minneapolis from primarily a Hmong background. Many pastors who are first-generation immigrants do not have access to the opportunities around them for training and education. These ministry leaders find themselves in a similar position to those   […]

Training Site

Diaspora / Pico Rivera, CA

First Bilingual Baptist Church

TLI is partnering with First Bilingual Baptist Church (FBBC) in Pico Rivera, California (southeast Los Angeles metro), to lead the first Spanish-speaking workshop for the newly redesigned Diaspora Training. In addition to a high value on expository preaching and teaching, FBBC has a strong heritage of cultural cooperation and unity across   […]

Training Site

Diaspora / West Des Moines, IA

Soteria Des Moines Church

TLI is partnering with Soteria Des Moines Church in West Des Moines, Iowa, to sponsor the first site of the newly redesigned Diaspora Training. Located in a rapidly developing rural corner of southeast West Des Moines, Soteria Des Moines has celebrated over five decades of faithfulness, and seeks to be known   […]

Training Site

Diaspora / Cleveland, OH

The Church at West Creek

TLI is partnering with The Church at West Creek in Parma, Ohio (suburb of Cleveland), to offer preaching workshops for diaspora pastors in Greater Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. These workshops will be hosted primarily at Cleveland Romanian Baptist Church in Seven Hills. Parma and Seven Hills are communities with a strong   […]

Training Site

Diaspora / Phoenix, AZ

Iglesia Bíblica Pan de Vida

TLI is partnering with EFCA West All Peoples Ministries (a ministry of the Evangelical Free Church in America) and Iglesia Bíblica Pan de Vida in Chandler, Arizona (suburb of Phoenix), to offer preaching workshops for Spanish-speaking pastors in the greater Phoenix area. Some participants will even be coming from Albuquerque, NM.   […]

Training Site

Diaspora / Redlands, CA

EFCA West All Peoples Ministries

TLI is partnering with EFCA West All Peoples Ministries (a ministry of the Evangelical Free Church in America), Iglesia Fuente de Vida, and Trinity Church in Redlands, CA (suburb of Los Angeles), to offer workshops for Spanish-speaking church leaders in Southern California. These workshops will be offered in Spanish and hosted   […]

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I Understand

We are excited to announce that Duane Tweeten has been named the second president of Training Leaders International.

Duane and Darren

Duane joined TLI in 2012 as an International Trainer after serving as a pastor for seventeen years. He then became the Lead International Trainer, then VP for Theological Education. For the past few years, he has run the day-to-day operations as the Executive Vice President of TLI. He is loved by the staff and our partners around the world. Darren Carlson is remaining at TLI with the title of International Director and Founder.

TLI's mission remains unchanged. Since 2009 we have sought to train pastors and leaders around the world, partnering with local leaders who have invited us to provide the theological training pastors and leaders desperately need. Thank you for partnering with us to strengthen churches around the world by training her leaders.