Institute Overview

Downline is a ministry that exists to equip and unleash Christians in the area of disciple-making. One of the great tragedies in our day is that tens of thousands of Christians sit in churches week after week without Christ’ vision and strategy for impacting the globe. Downline seeks to come alongside churches and aid them in the training and equipping of that army to march. One of the avenues which DL uses to accomplish its mission is a nine month intensive training program for clergy and lay leadership called the Downline Institute.

Each year men and women are selected from throughout the city of Conway and around the nation to join Downline for nine months that will change their lives! These followers of Jesus represent the diversity of the body of Christ crossing denominational, racial, and generational lines. The Downline Institute’s purpose is to equip these leaders for multiplicative, multi-generational impact through making disciples.

The two most consistently asked questions among potential disciple-makers are 1) what did Jesus mean when He said “make disciples of all nations”? and 2) what if I don’t know my Bible that well? As a student in the Institute, you will be trained in Bible, Disciple-making, Biblical Manhood/Womanhood, and Spiritual Life, so that you understand exactly what Biblical discipleship entails and so that you can “palm your Bible” in order to sharpen and mold others into the image of Christ. The goal for any Institute graduate is that they will be equipped to make disciples of Christ for the rest of their life.

Every student in the Downline Institute is invited to participate in a DL international trip during or at the conclusion of the nine months in order that they might experience what Christ is doing around the globe and be further consumed by a passion for global impact. We believe this trip will be one of the most strategic “missions” trips our students have ever been on and will leave an ever increasing disciple-making movement in its wake.

We believe that the combination of the solid classroom training, the diverse community of brothers and sisters in Christ as classmates, and the opportunity to participate in training believers in other contexts with what you are learning are each valuable components of this transformational year.

Downline Institute at a Glance


A diverse group of committed men and women who have demonstrated faithfulness to Jesus Christ and leadership potential.


A discipleship training program committed to equipping these men and women to make disciples of Jesus Christ.


Mid August through early May |  Apply Now

Tuesday Mornings 5:45-7:45am
Thursday Nights 6:45-8:45pm


Class will meet at Fellowship Bible Church Conway (1051 Hogan Lane).


Bible Training
Discipleship Training
Biblical Manhood & Womanhood
Spiritual Life Formation


Jesus Christ commanded us to make disciples in His Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20).

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Application Guidelines