Opening Doors to Discipleship began as an ecumenical partnership between five Reformed denominations that developed a training and learning website for church leaders. In 2019, the Association of Partners in Christian Education became stewards of the website and decided to update and redesign it. We recognize that contemporary Christian Education is at its best when we listen to diverse voices, collaborate with one another, and share our collective wisdom. Therefore, the new ODTD site was designed by a group of writers who represent these values.
Quesitons about how to navigate the website? Check out this handy playlist.
Meet the Project Leaders!
Shelly Barrick Parsons
Presbyterian Mission Agency Representative and Project Lead
Presbyterian Church in Canada Representative and Project Lead
Joyce MacKichan Walker
“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I’ll show you how to fish for people.” Right away they left their nets and followed him. (Matthew 4:19–20)
The mission of the Opening Doors to Discipleship website is to support the faith journey of people seeking to follow Jesus today as leaders and learners in Christian community.
- For those who are called to teach and to walk beside others on the journey of faith, enter.
- For those who want to know more about the Bible, our Reformed traditions, and the way of Christ, enter.
- For those who are called to serve as leaders and mentors in faith formation ministries, enter.