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Welcome to GMTS!



Glocal Mission Training School (GMTS) is an online (and in-person) school that trains ordinary believers, ministry leaders, pastors, and missionaries to become active evangelists, disciple makers, and Great Commission-focused leaders in a Christ-centered, Gospel-driven, hands-on, reproduceable way in local, regional, and international contexts.

GMTS is born out of a great need to overcome the Great Omission status of many churches who are not empowering or equipping every believer to share Christ with their neighbors by getting out of their comfort zone and overcoming their fears, not knowing how to engage their people and mobilize them into mission outreaches, and not discipling people like Jesus did so that the church can reach unreached people groups cross-culturally.  This reflects a lack of urgency, intentionality, and ultimately a lack of love for those who are lost that God desires to be saved and restored.

We believe every believer is called to actively participate in Christ’s Great Commission to seek the lost, disciple the found, and multiply disciple makers and churches locally and globally with the caring love of Christ.  

Already many students have been trained through GMTS and are fulfilling their God-given purpose!  We are seeing many churches who are becoming healthy, thriving, Great Commission-focused churches who are seeing people come to faith and follow Jesus passionately and faithfully.

Is God calling you to join his Great Commission movement and be trained to make the last words of Jesus your first priority?

New Training Begins this Fall!

This next GMTS class will address how to overcome barriers, strongholds, and impediments that are hindering the Great Commission tasks. Some believers who are trying to make disciples are experiencing discouragement, frustration, and set backs because they are running into these barriers with their disciples and may not know how to deal with them.  For example:

  • Have you tried to disciple others but found it difficult?

  • Are you dealing with strongholds in your disciple's lives such as fears, addictions, and personal habits that hinder their growth?

  • Do you experience relational impediments such as anger, unforgiveness, woundedness, and brokenness that are preventing real growth?

  • Are there unseen spiritual powers that are interferring with the Holy Spirit's work?

If so, this next training is for you.

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How to overcome barriers, strongholds,
and impediments to the Great Commission


August 29 to October 31, 2023


Training occurs live on Tuesdays from 8-10 pm (Central Time).  This time will adjust for each person depending on regional time zones.


Training will be conducted through online Zoom Meetings and/or regional site gatherings.  Students and/or regional site hosts will need a solid internet connection and a device with audio and video capabilities.


Materials and communications will be sent by email prior to training sessions.  Students or regional hosts can print materials ahead of time.


Students will be expected to lead and/or participate in local outreach and community events.  They will be expected to put their training into immediate practice in their local ministry area.


An 8-day, hands-on, cross-cultural mission trip is scheduled toward the end of the training.  Missionaries from many cultures may participate.  Attention will be given to existing travel protocols and restrictions.  

We realize that not all students may be able to travel, however, we strongly encourage every student to participate and overcome any challenges that would prevent them from attending such as cost, travel visas, work schedules, etc.  
The mission trip training is truly a transformative experience.


Costa Rica


November 8-15, 2023

How do I register?

For those who are interested in being trained, it is super easy to register.  Click the “Register Here” link below and fill out your contact information.  We will connect with you and provide all that is needed for the learning experience.  If you have questions about anything, please call or email us: (713) 494-3127 or  

Three Basic Training Components

Evangelism & Outreach

Reach One!



This 10-week component trains believers to actively share the good news of Jesus with whoever they encounter in everyday life, especially unbelievers.  Students will learn to share the message of Jesus and His love with others effectively.  Students will develop hands-on skills of discernment, sharing personal testimonies, praying for people in the community, listening and dialoguing compassionately, sharing the way of salvation, and using various methods to engage with their community cross-culturally, cross-generationally, with the love of Jesus.

Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. (Mark 16:15)

Holistic Discipleship & Transformation

Be One!
Make One!



This 10-week component trains everyday believers to actively disciple those who have come to faith.  Training is holistic; focusing on the head, heart, hands, and habits of those who follow Jesus.  Students will learn not only how to make disciples, but to make disciple makers who make disciples to the 3rd and 4th generation and beyond.  Students will learn the disciple multiplying Great Commission vision that Jesus gives his church as well as internal and external barriers to disciple making.  Students will learn to discern the stages of disciple making, learn elements of life-transformation, Jesus’ model for disciple making, and a proven strategy that works.  Attention will be given to resources, helpful tips and healthy habits that align with God’s Word.

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.  (Matthew 28:19)

Disciple Makers & Churches

Multiply One!


This 10-week component trains believers on how to overcome barriers, strongholds, and impediments to the Great Commission tasks.  Many disciples who try to make disciples can become discouraged or stuck, especially those who are discipling 3rd or 4th generations (2 Timothy 2:2).  They run up against barriers and strongholds such as unforgiveness, anger, fear, shame, distractions, addictive behaviors, and spiritual oppression.  Discover how to overcome these barriers and challenges through solid biblical teaching and Spirit-led breakthroughs so that ministry of the Gospel may go forth unhindered.

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.  For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.  (2 Corinthians 10:3-5)


This 10-week component trains believers to become catalyst leaders who multiply the mission by equipping, training, empowering, mobilizing, and reproducing disciples for the on-going Great Commission tasks.  Students are trained in leadership, teamwork, collaboration, partnership, networking, and how to develop and implement effective missional strategies in their local ministry contexts.

I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God. (Acts 20:24)

Local Outreach AND International Mission Trips

Each training component expects students to reach out into their local church, community, and neighborhood and begin putting into practice what they are learning.

The greatest learning comes to those who participate in the short-term international mission trip.  This life-changing experience leads students to get out of their comfort zone to reach people in another culture.  Students spend time with missionaries from various countries who team up with locals in indigenous areas.  Together they minister for the sake of the Gospel and reach out to children, youth, and adults cross-culturally.

GMTS Trainers


Rev. Aaron Gehrke, PastorSaints Peter and Paul, Houghton MI

Rev. Steve Nickodemus, Pastor Trinity, Hillsboro OR

Rev. Langdon Reinke, Pastor

Director of GMTS

Rev. Dr. David Kim, Lead Pastor President of Glocal Mission

The 2-Year Sequence

The 2-Year Sequence is subject to change according to the
g of God’s Spirit and the needs of students.

GMTS training encourages students to participate in each component related to evangelism (Reach One!), disciple making (Be One! Make One!), and multiplication (Missional Breakthroughs and Catalyst Leader Training).  This takes about 2 years for individual students to accomplish this missional goal and outcome, and to implement it in their local area.

Missional Breakthroughs training is an essential component that is very helpful for any believer at any time, but especially for those who are dealing with challenges in the disciple making process in the 3rd or 4th generational disciple making.

For students who have completed their training in evangelism, disciple making, and missional breakthroughs, and who are actively discipling others, we recommend that they take the Catalyst Leader Training to equip, empower, and mobilize many others in Christ’s Great Commission task.

During the summer and winter time, we will take a break from training while students implement what they have learned. Optional cohort meetings provide on-going opportunities for conversations with GMTS trainers and leaders who encourage and challenge students regarding real-time feedback, evaluation, metrics, progress, networking, and pastoral support as they implement Great Commission tasks in their local ministry contexts.

Students will not graduate GMTS until they bring at least one or more additional persons into the GMTS training track as an indication of the successful implementation and fruitfulness of their training with the help of the Lord.  

GMTS is unique in that we emphasize the fruitfulness of Great Commission outcomes, more than human markers such as certificates and head knowledge.

The Cost

The suggested donation for each GMTS training component is $200 per person.  The training donation may be paid online through Glocal Mission's online pay portal or by sending a check to Glocal Mission, 12510 Donna Drive, Houston TX 77067.  Click on the "Donate" button for the online pay portal.  Designate your donation for “GMTS”.


The cost of each Short-Term Mission Trip is $700 per person plus travel expenses.  The mission trip fee covers lodging, food, and transportation within the country of the mission.  Students will be expected to cover their own cost of arriving to and from the mission site.  A small amount of money ($50-$200) may be brought for expenses such as drinks, snacks, and personal items during the mission trip.

Groups may inquire about special group rates and scholarships.  Donations may be paid online through the online portal (designate “Short-Term Mission Trip”) or by check.  If you have questions about billing, please call or email us: (713) 494-3127 or

Local and Regional Training is Available!

If your congregation or groups are interested in hosting an intensive training seminar in your area, please give us a call.  We would love to talk with you about customizing specialized training to fit your needs in evangelism, disciple making, and multiplication.

We would love to put on a 2 or 3-day weekend or week-day seminar in your location that can be followed up with coaching or mentoring with your leaders.

 Please call or email us: (713) 494-3127 or  


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