All Training Events

Good Soil Basic

The Good Soil Basic Seminar equips you to share God’s story of redemption chronologically, so that people will clearly understand, sincerely embrace, and firmly hold on to the gospel. This Good Soil Basic Seminar extends over two days and is generally followed by an optional one-day Good Soil Trainer Certification Workshop.

All dates

October 16-17, 2017

Good Soil Basic


This seminar will be held at the ABWE Administration and Training Center near New Cumberland, Pennsylvania. [directions]

Registration Fee

$120 per participant (includes lunch, snacks, and instructional materials and other resources) 
$96 for ABWE Personnel - See instructions below to charge your ABWE account.

Discount Prices for Good Soil Seminars

  • If you attend a seminar in Harrisburg, PA you may come back for half price.
  • If you attend a seminar in Harrisburg, PA and bring a guest with you when you come back, you may come free.
  • If you attend a seminar in Harrisburg, PA and bring five or more guests with you when you come back, you may come free and your guests will be given a 20% discount.

Email for a discount code that will reduce your price as you register, if you qualify. Please include the names of your guest(s), if applicable.

Check In

The check-in process will begin 30 minutes prior to the first session of each seminar. You will receive a name tag which will identify you as a registered attendee.


Morning Session 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Lunch 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Afternoon Session 1:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.


To insure the availability of hotel rooms in the area, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Hampton Inn on Ritter Road in Mechanicsburg, PA at a rate of $65 per night. When reserving a room:

  1. Use the one click booking link for the Good Soil Basic seminar.
  2. Or call the Hampton Inn directly to make a reservation at (717) 691-1300 - press (0) to speak with a Guest Service Representative, refer to the ABWE Good Soil Basic seminar (group code: B15) and give the dates you will be attending.
ABWE personnel who stay at one of the High Hotels at Rossmoyne need to pay the hotel and request reimbursement through Missionary Finance.

ABWE Guest Services also has a block of rooms reserved for participants in the Good Soil Seminars. Guestrooms are located on the ABWE property and include private baths, a self-serve continental breakfast, cable TV and internet. The price begins at $32 per night. To make a reservation, please email  to register. Rooms are limited.

The block of rooms will be released 30 days prior to the training event, so secure your reservation early.


Lunch and breaks will be provided each day of the event.  You will be responsible for your own breakfast and dinner.  An expanded continental breakfast is included in your room fee when staying at High Hotels at Rossmoyne.  Several restaurants are within walking distance of the hotels.


Please dress comfortably. Business casual is typical, but jeans are appropriate.


We encourage families with children to arrange for childcare at home, or to bring a family member who can watch their children in the hotel or guest room.  For those who have infants, or who are unable to find caregivers, we are glad to provide childcare (for ABWE personnel only) at a nominal fee for children four years old and younger.  Requests must be made to the event coordinator no less than three weeks prior to the event so childcare workers can be scheduled. Send an email to


ABWE is not able to provide transportation for this event. Please make all of your own travel arrangements.

ABWE Missionaries, please note:

To pay using your ABWE Missionary account, please click on "Enter promotional code" and enter "ABWE" as your discount code. Then click on "Apply" and the price will reduce 20% immediately. Choose the seminars you wish to attend. Then click on the "Order Now" button and under "Payment" choose "Pay by invoice." You will be asked for your ABWE missionary account number.


We often take photos of Good Soil seminars that are in progress for use in promoting Good Soil Evangelism and Discipleship. Photographs taken during this event may or may not include your recognizable image. By submitting this registration form, you consent to being photographed and authorize ABWE to use those photographs in print, digital or web-based format for its promotional, archival, and other purposes. If you do not wish your photo to be used, please advise us by e-mail at We appreciate your cooperation in this way.

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