The Wheaton College Billy Graham Center is comprised of Nine Institutes— each engaged in distinct work.
Gathering expert leaders, conducting world-class research, and widely sharing their findings. Many of our institutes are built around a cohort experience, with pastors and leaders engaging with the curriculum in the context of a community of practitioners.
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Nine Institutes… One Mission
Through a two-year cohort, pastors learn how to revitalize their congregation by helping them to become “conversion communities”, where churched and de-churched people come to faith, grow in their faith.
The institute researches and contextualizes evangelism strategies within Predominantly African American church environments.
Seeking to see thousands of churches across the United States, and beyond, CEI works to develop conversion communities where many find their way to Christ, and every disciple of Christ is equipped and mobilized to make new disciples.
Within three years of implementing the organic methods of the Church Evangelism Institute, your church will begin to see a culture of conversion and growth.
Providing dependable research, content, and learning communities for church planting leaders as they create more effective church planting strategies for today and tomorrow.
The Church Multiplication Institute is a think tank for church planting in North America.
CMI has been on a mission to increase the knowledge and skills of Christians serving in various detention, jail, and prison settings serving those incarcerated, related staff, and their families.
For over 35 years CMI, previously named Institute for Prison Ministries has been on the same mission of training leaders and disciple makers.
With the vision and mission to equip, connect, resource, and mobilize
missional leaders in diaspora communities, as well as help the
North American church, engage with diasporas and the global church.
Providing Support for the diaspora church and their pastors with relevant research and training for kingdom impact.
Helping pastors, ministry leaders, local churches, planting networks, and denominations, build healthy multiethnic, biblically just, culturally intelligent, and financially sustainable works, to glorify God and advance a credible witness of the gospel.
This institute seeks the intentional engagement of various cultures in our churches to celebrate, encourage, accommodate, and engage different cultures.
Equipping pastors with the tools necessary for compelling preaching this institute will leverage a world-class preaching curriculum, ongoing mentorship and coaching, and collaborative engagement with other preachers.
Advancing our core mission, of the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center, enhancing church vitality, and supporting a biblical calling for all believers to communicate the Christian message.
Facilitating the development of research-based insights and resources that catalyze innovation and equip the Church to fruitfully respond to the challenges and opportunities in evangelism and mission.
Creating a world hub of evangelism and mission training to inspire the Church for greater gospel impact per the vision of the Rev. Billy Graham.
RMI was created to provide support, learning, and community for denominations, networks, and churches ministering in non-urban contexts throughout North America.
This institute is a community for pastors and Christian leaders serving in non-urban contexts.