Our Generation Training Center

Personal Mentoring | Biblical Instruction | Practical Training

A Call to Missions Is A Call To Prepare

If you feel that God has called you to ministry, your first step is to prepare yourself to do the ministry to which God has called you. The Our Generation Training Center is uniquely designed to provide the training you need.

From the mentorship to the ministry opportunities, every aspect of the OGTC is designed to prepare you. Due to the module based structure of the Training Center, you can begin at any time during the year.

What are you waiting for? There’s a world that is waiting to hear the Gospel. Your time is now.

“The OGTC is the premier place today for biblical and practical training that will equip you to prepare pastors and plant multiple churches.”

– JASON HOLT | MISSIONARY IN SANTIAGO, CHILE

From Our President

We are indeed honored that you would consider the Our Generation Training Center as your place of preparation. The heartbeat of God and of those of us at Vision Baptist Church and the Our Generation Training Center is to reach the world with the gospel message in our generation.

I believe with all of my heart that you could go to no better place to get hands-on training for the ministry. Here the philosophy of ministry will not be so much theory as a way of life. We practice an intense life-on-life discipleship, meaning that we try to disciple the way Jesus did. Christ had an intensely personal interest in relationship with His disciples. This method was good enough for the apostle Paul also, and we strive to follow their practice.

Here you will take academic classes, but much more than that, you will do the ministry. The ministry will cause you to have more questions, pay more attention, and be much more interested in every course of study because not only will you be discussing something you will do one day, you will also be involved in it right now.

I think that it should be made very clear that the Our Generation Training Center is just that – a training center. It’s not a Bible College. We are here to get you involved now in the actual work. We are focused on preparing missionaries to the world, and pastors who will start churches here in the USA.

I hope you will prayerfully consider whether or not the Our Generation Training Center is God’s will for your life. We are here to help you on the way to accomplishing God’s purpose for you.

Austin Gardner
President & Pastor of Vision Baptist Church

From Our Director

I am excited that our God is working in your life to see what you can do to reach others who don’t have the gospel. No doubt, you have a challenge set before you in considering where you will learn how to be best-equipped for your calling. I pray that the Holy Spirit will give you clarity and peace as you make your decision.

It is an honor that you would consider the Our Generation Training Center as a place where you could learn the necessary skills to be a cross-cultural servant.

The OGTC program is designed to produce excellent servant-leaders. While there are many traditional aspects of the college, the goal is not to create a traditional college graduate. The product the OGTC seeks is a graduate who is well-equipped to step right into ministry and who is already an experienced servant-leader. The staff is committed to only working with a small group of students each year to spend the time necessary to accomplish these goals.

Because the OGTC program has been developed to include personal training, students can complete their degree in two and half years, which includes of six months of on-the-field training.

While the emphasis is placed on world missions and missionary training, the OGTC realizes that not everyone will be going to the foreign field. Therefore, the staff has developed appropriate training in other areas as well. Men training for the pastorate will get the same leadership training and discipleship that missions students do. These students will also benefit from training in a local church ministry that will prepare them for all aspects of starting and pastoring a church in the United States. Ladies will be able to get training for the ministry as well, as there are many different areas of ministry to get involved in. We would love for you to visit the church and school campus, see the ministry at Vision Baptist Church, and have a personal meeting with us.

Robert Canfield
Director of Our Generation Training Center

Our Alumni

The OGTC is very proud of its alumni and what they are doing all across the world. Below are several of the former students who have graduated from the Training Center and gone on to work in the ministry. 

Andrew Wilder

Church Planting Missionary to Bolivia since 2018
awilder1633@gmail.com
+1 706-371-1550
Cochabamba, Bolivia

Ben Johnson

Church Planting Missionary to New York; Former Missionary to China
abenjohnson@gmail.com
+1 706-669-5913
New York City, NY, USA

David Gates

Missionary to Arabs of America; Former Missionary to Egypt
heisworthy01@gmail.com
+1 865-985-6085
Detroit, MI, USA

Eric Elrod

Church Planting Missionary to India since 2015
New Delhi, India

Jeffery Brown

Church Planting Missionary to India since 2018
jefferyjr18@gmail.com
+1 513-485-4877
India

Jens Looney

Church Planting Missionary to Indonesia since 2019
jens.looney@gmail.com
+1 225-250-6373
Surabaya, Indonesia

Josh Miller

Church Planting Missionary to Peru since 2019
millerstoperu@gmail.com
+1 330-340-8260
Peru

Justus Mize

Church Planting Missionary to Nepal since 2019
Justus.Mize085@gmail.com
+1 770-557-5095
Nepal

Kanon Bloom

Church Planting Missionary to China/Taiwan since 2015
kanonbloom@icloud.com
+86 186-1557-5319
Jinan, China/TaoYuan, Taiwan

Kason Bloom

Church Planting Missionary to Ecuador since 2017
kason.bloom@gmail.com
+51 936152255
Ecuador

Kyle Shreve

Church Planting Missionary to Chile; Former Missionary to Peru
kyleshreveyoung@gmail.com
+1 470-775-0476
Santiago, Chile

Mark Coffey

Missionary to South Africa since 2011; Former Missionary to Peru; Former Pastor & Missions Director
missionarycoffey@gmail.com
+1 770-744-3234
Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Mark Tolson

Church Planting Missionary to China & Taiwan Since 2009
markwtolson@gmail.com
+1-678-701-5851
Taiwan

Micah Rastelli

Church Planting Missionary to Bosnia since 2015
rastellimicah@gmail.com
+1 770-406-6674
Sarajevo, Bosnia

Miguel Sanabria

Church Planting Missionary to Colombia since 2015
R2Col@outlook.com
+1 404-432-9230
Medellin, Colombia

Robert Becker

Church Planting Missionary to Argentina since 2018
beckerstoargentina@gmail.com
+1 470-302-1373
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tyler Ellis

Church Planting Missionary to Canada since 2020
douglastylerellis@gmail.com
+1 470-633-2660
Toronto, Canada