"Where leaders are inspired, affirmed and equipped!"
ISTI 2013 July 7 - July 11, 2013 Anderson University, Anderson, IN

ISTI Staff

Joel A. Johnson

T. Allen Bethel
Assistant Director

Elsa Johnson Bass

Danette Copeland
Assistant Dean

Sybil O’Neal

Ivy J. Hart

William T. Vath
IT Coordinator

Cheryl Butler
Housing Coordinator

Cheryl Benefield
Dining Services Liaison

Leadership Development Board

Rev. Clifton McDowell

Dr. Verda Beach
Dr. T. Allen Bethel
Rev. Roland Cooper
Dr. James Lewis
Rev. Zuline Wilkinson

Rev. Miki Merritt
Presiding Elder

Rev. Charles Myricks, Jr
Chief Operating & Development Operator
56th Annual In-Service Training Institute

The In-Service Training Institute (ISTI) is a week of fellowship, sharing, and learning sponsored by the Leadership Development Board of the National Association of the Church of God with general offices in West Middlesex, Pennsylvania. Born of a felt need to better train and equip church leaders for greater effectiveness in church ministries, the Institute was established in 1957 and housed in Knox Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. It is the educational arm of the National Association.


Since 1979 the Institute has been held annually in July on the beautiful campus of Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana. In a unique academic setting the Institute offers a curriculum that includes a wide variety of courses and subject matter. Our goal is to inform, instruct, and inspire church leaders and others to excellence in church ministries.


To this end over eighty classes are offered for pastors, ministers, church officers, teachers, children, youth, adult, and other ministry leaders. Participants range from fourteen to senior adults. The highly qualified instructional staff of more than thirty provide not only quality learning experiences but also share themselves beyond the classroom with students. The Institute gives continuing education unit (C.E.U.) credit for the week's learning experience.


Attendance at ISTI can be a life-changing experience. The fellowship is rich, the fun is great. Friendships are developed for life. Come to ISTI and you will walk away inspired, affirmed and equipped to do the work of the Kingdom!

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