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Group Discipleship: Guiding Peer-Learning

April 15 @ 3:00 pm - April 20 @ 7:00 pm

Charlotte, NC at SIM USA
(Registration closed – check back in 2025!)

Invest in a week of personal refreshment, ministry renewal and re-tooling in a beautiful setting with like-minded peers! Limited places available – first come, first serve. . .

hosted by: SIM USA
facilitated by Wendy Wilson (Missio Nexus, WDT) and Jenny Baker (SEND Intntl)
* more about the facilitators at the bottom of the page

Making the shift from “teaching as telling” to “guide on the side” is key to the kind of relational teaching that nurtures a lifetime disciple – and it’s something that many of us can learn to do more effectively than lecture! Guided peer-learning frees us to connect the truth of God’s Word with the realities of our lives, using any good content of your choice well. Group learning involves becoming a co-learner and a guide, actively listening, preparing good questions that guide toward discovery, staying on track by building continuity, building trust and respect among members, and designing discipleship experiences that transform and multiply. Besides being a key shift in teaching style to engage the next generation, these are life skills that apply to small group Bible Studies, home groups, ministry teams, web-based meetings, and to the variety of conversations we have daily with people around us! Some advance preparation.

This development experience will help you build confidence and discipleship skills that strengthen your ability to step into the opportunities God is putting before you!  Invest now in a relational learning experience with peers, in a lovely setting for renewal and growth!   Learning is done in interactive peer-groups, guided by experienced mentors, with a maximum of 10 women in each group. First come, first serve!  Register by Feb 15.

Other Module groups also meeting during this week:  Statio: A Holy Pause – see Event page for more information. 

Course Schedule:

Begin Monday afternoon, April 15, 3pm sharp, with introductions/overview and dinner. End Saturday evening, April 20, at 7pm (registration includes your room for this night, assuming April 21 departures.) Daily activities from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, which include  worship, personal reflection time, group instruction and interaction, plus several breaks, a long lunch and evenings free.

Cost for the Week:   $750 all-inclusive, on-site, or $550 for commuters

Register and pay through the link in the top right corner of this page. (Notation for GrpD)  

We will be hosted by SIM USA located in Charlotte, NC.  This all-inclusive price includes lovely accommodation with a bathroom in each room (based on double occupancy) and use of all facilities, with 3 meals/day plus coffee breaks, for the duration of your stay,  April 15-21.  It also includes training instruction, all meeting rooms, administration, pick-up and delivery to the Charlotte airport. Some materials ordered separately, approx $20. What a deal!

Because this is an event fee, it is not tax-deductible.

To best protect an undistracted experience we ask that, even if you are staying elsewhere, you stay fully engaged with your group all day through dinner.


We will confirm your reservation when we receive your registration form and payment, as places cannot be confirmed until payment is received. Register soon to assure your place.

Before you book your travel, please wait until you hear from us to affirm a full group for your module.  If there are not at least 5 participants per module, we will need to cancel and your fees will be refunded in full.  You’ll be notified no later than 2 months before the module start date.

Refund Policy:

If your plans change and cancellation is necessary, you will receive a refund, less a $150 cancellation fee. Since groups are limited to 10, cancellations affect the overall group experience and configuration as well as our commitment to the facility. Therefore, we ask that each participant make every effort to be present once registered. Thank you! 


If you are flying from out of the area please fly into Charlotte, NC (CLT) by Monday afternoon, April 15, no later than 2:00pm, so our scheduled start at 3:00pm is protected. Flight departures anytime Sunday, April 21 (breakfast included). Thanks for arranging your arrival/departure times so that you will be present from beginning to end, not arriving late/leaving early. It takes about 30 minutes to get from the airport to the guest facility and we will arrange your pickup.

If you are driving to SIM, please plan to be there by 2:00 pm on Monday, April 15, to get checked in and settled before our training time begins.


14830 Choate Cir,
Charlotte, NC 28273
(704) 587-1490

SIM contact for this event:  Margie Burgess or Isabel Melo at  SIMWDT.USA@sim.org

Other Follow-up:

After registration closes you will receive a number of emails over the following few weeks about any advance preparation, getting your travel information, and opportunities for interaction with your peer-mentors as our time grows near!

Questions about the experience?

Call or email Wendy Wilson,  208/665-2367,    wendy@womensdevelopmenttrack.com

Looking forward to having this time together!

* More about the facilitators:

Wendy Wilson has served in various training ministries and missions since 1984.  Wendy served with Entrust, a pastoral training ministry, for 28 years. Since 2012 has served as the Mission Advisor for Development of Women to the Missio Nexus network of 350 agencies. In 2015 she became founder and director of a collaborative project, Women’s Development Track, to help agencies and churches bring the full spectrum of gifts of women more fully to bear in accomplishing the Great Commission. She enjoys peer-learning through well-guided discussion as a foundational culture for growth.

Jenny Baker is passionate about encouraging, equipping and empowering disciples to live purposeful lives as God’s image bearers.  She and her husband Derek joined SEND International in 2005 and have served in Canada’s Far North as church planters and in field leadership.  Jenny enjoys coordinating, designing and facilitating learning opportunities through SEND’s Diaspora Ministry, SEND U (training and development for new and current missionaries) and her local church.  She currently lives in the wilderness city of Whitehorse, Yukon with her husband and 2 teenagers.

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April 15 @ 3:00 pm
April 20 @ 7:00 pm


Margie Burgess


14830 Choate Circle
Charlotte, NC 28273 United States
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