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Good Soil Seminar & Trainer Certification

The Good Soil Seminar and Trainer Certification 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 seminar extends over three days and includes training to lead Good Soil Seminars.

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May 14-16, 2024

Good Soil Evangelism & Discipleship Seminar

3-Day Seminar (Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday) - Includes Bible Storying principles and practice.
(Does not include Good Soil Trainer Certification on Friday)


This seminar will be held at the ABWE International Headquarters near New Cumberland, Pennsylvania. [directions]

Registration Fee

$180 per participant (includes lunch, snacks, and instructional materials and other resources)

  • If you have attended a seminar in Harrisburg, PA, you (as a former attendee) may come back for half price if you bring your books (GSED Seminar Workbook, The Story of Hope, and The Way to Joy).
  • If you have attended a seminar in Harrisburg, PA, and bring a guest with you when you come back, you (as a former attendee) may come free if you bring your books (GSED Seminar Workbook, The Story of Hope, and The Way to Joy).
  • If you have attended a seminar in Harrisburg, PA, and bring five or more guests with you when you come back, you (as a former attendee) may come free if you bring your books (GSED Seminar Workbook, The Story of Hope, and The Way to Joy). And your guests will be given a 20% discount.

For discount codes, Email if you qualify in any of the above. Please include the names of your guest(s), if applicable.

ABWE Missionaries, please note:

To pay using your ABWE Missionary account, please register as a missionary and fill out your missionary account number in the field provided. Then under "Review Registration", enter "ABWEM" in the "Discount Code" field and click on "Apply" for amount due to come to $0 and avoid paying by credit card. Then click "Finish".

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 Session8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Lunch12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Afternoon Session1:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.


ABWE receives a corporate discount at Fairfield Inn at 185 Beacon Hill Blvd, New Cumberland, PA 17070. CLICK HERE to be directed to the reservation page.

ABWE personnel who stay at the hotel 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 is $50 per night (single/double) plus $10 per night for third occupant. To make a reservation, please contact for a reservation form. The block of rooms will be released two weeks prior to the training event, so secure your reservation early. Rooms are limited and fill quickly.


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 the hotel room fee and several restaurants are within walking distance of the hotel. ABWE Guest Housing includes a kitchen shared by four guestrooms and provides a self-serve continental breakfast.


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 ABWE personnel who have infants, or who are unable to find caregivers, we are glad to provide childcare at an additional fee for children four years old and younger. Requests must be made to the event coordinator no less than 90 days prior to the event so childcare workers can be scheduled. Send an email to

Please note that we cannot provide or accommodate child care for non-ABWE personnel on-site during these seminars.


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


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.


NOTE: Register for Friday's Good Soil Trainer Certification separately.

Some of the resources included with registration shown below.

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