Facilitator Training

Facilitator Training

Online E-learning Course

Equips Trainees to be Maize Plant Facilitators

  • Learn to facilitate group learning and group discussions
  • Study entire MPD Syllabus, over two years
  • Participate in online study-group, via modular discussion forums


  • Access to study and distribute MPD Resources
  • MPD Facilitators Certification for course graduates
  • Opportunity to become a Regional “Ambassador” for MPD

Two-year Course Framework

  • 18 e-learning modules
  • 9 modules per year
  • 3 terms of 3-months
  • 3 modules per term
  • 1 module per month
  • 4 studies per module

Course Instructor — Dr John Clements

  • Author and Lead Facilitator of Maize Plant Discipleship
  • 29+ years intercultural experience, including missionary leadership training in African contexts
  • Missiological doctoral research, relating to scripturally-based discipleship in African contexts.

How it works

  • Introductory e-learning module explains the MPD Facilitator Training
  • Apply online to participate in upcoming cohorts.

MPD Facilitator Training

This module:

  1. Introduces the MPD Facilitator Training Course;
  2. Provides an experience of modular e-learning, similar to that used in the MPD Facilitator Training Course.

When you have completed this module, you will understand:

  • The concept of Maize Plant Discipleship;
  • The purpose, structure and timetable of the MPD Facilitator Training Course, hosted on this website.

Time required: 10-15 minutes.