Advanced Encourager Training Portal

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Welcome to the Advanced Encourager Training Portal. To become an Advanced Encourager and a Network Member, you will need to do the following:

  1. Apply and be invited into the National Discipleship Counseling Advanced Encourager Training Course.
  2. Complete all the requirements of that Course and attend the in-person Practicum that is held at the end of the course.
  3. Submit the following before the Practicum:
    1. Sign the AET Acknowledgements form – Core Values and Statement of Faith.
    2. Submit the Advanced Encourager Application and Interview form.
    3. Have a trusted friend submit the AET Reference form.
    4. Have your pastor or ministry leader submit the AET Pastoral Questionnaire.

If you have questions, please email Sharon Chapman at

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