Good Soil Basic

Classroom Event
  • Dates: Twice a year in May and October
  • Approximate Time Commitment: 25 hours
  • Length: 2 days

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. The seminar extends over two days and is generally followed by an optional one-day Good Soil Trainer Certification Workshop.

Partner: Good Soil Evangelism & Discipleship


Resource Description

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.


  • 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.


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

Daily Schedule

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.

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.


To ensure the availability of hotel rooms in the area, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Express–Harrisburg South off of Limekiln Road in New Cumberland, PA at a rate of 15% OFF of their Best Flex/Daily Rate plus 9% tax per night. The hotel is less than 2 miles from the ABWE International Headquarters.

To take advantage of the reduced rate, use the link below to reserve a room. Please be sure to choose the destination name “New Cumberland, PA”. Then you can add the Corporate ID# 787011526. This will prompt you to select the hotel of choice “Holiday Inn Express—Harrisburg S.” and from there you may select your room style. Prices per style will vary, but the rates will reflect the group discount.

Holiday Inn-Express

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 $40 for the first night and $30 for each additional night. 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 your room fee at the hotel. 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 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

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


ABWE will not be able to provide transportation for these events. 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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