Martin Spoelstra, DMin (pending), MA

Adjunct Faculty
 mspoelstra@briercrest.ca         

Teaches:
Church Planting
   

Teaching Philosophy

Background

Martin is the founding pastor of Discovery Church in Bowmanville, Ontario and is actively involved in church planting in the Eastern Ontario region. He currently coaches church planters and is actively involved in starting new churches within the Christian Reformed Church. Discovery Church is currently undergoing a process towards multi-site ministry and seeks to become a church planting church to the third-generation. Martin has worked part-time for the Christian Reformed Church as a church planting catalyst and is currently exploring putting together a network of churches in Ontario with the goal of planting 3-5 churches every year for 15 years. Martin is married to AJ, has 4 children, 2 of whom are married and 2 who live at home.

Education

Law and Security Administration - Sheridan College
Bachelor of Religious Studies - Briercrest Bible College
BA, Youth Ministry - Briercrest Bible College
MA, Educational Ministry - Calvin Theological Seminary
DMin, Leadership (pending) - Tyndale Theological Seminary

Research

Church Planting
The best aspects of my experience have been the freedom that the scheduling provides. Having online or modular classes has allowed me to focus on the material in my own time and to ponder the implications of how my learning will impact my life.
Nathan Scott