CTS stands for Church Training Service and is a national program that has existed among Free Will Baptists for more than 50 years. It is a tool for churches to help students develop a deeper knowledge of Scripture while also identifying and honing talents for use in the local church. Students select categories for development and then engage in a competition style exhibition at the local, state, and national level. We want to downplay the competitive nature of this program, though. It is designed to be a ministry development tool and should be used as part of an overall discipleship plan.

7 Steps for Getting Started with CTS

Step 1

Download Getting Started Guide

Step 2

Purchase CTS Digital Bundle.

Step 3

Meet with students & parents.

Pass out CTS Interest Forms (below) and have

students select categories for development.

Assign coaches and practice times.

Step 4

Study. Practice. Repeat.

Step 5

Share with church and/or community.

Some suggestions:

Have students recite scripture/sing in services.

Have older students perform dramas for younger children. 

Showcase artwork in foyer of church. 

Step 6

Enter CTS Ministry Expo by sending registration form (below) to 

Devin Cominskie at devin.cominskie@gmail.com or

919 Gum Branch Rd, Jacksonville, NC 28540

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Step 7

Come to the competition!

Exercise your gifts and talents.

Get to know other Free Will Baptist students.

For more information on the State CTS Competition check out our upcoming events.


In some cases a local/district competition will need to be held.

Please contact your local association's moderator for more information. 

Please let us know if we can be of any further assistance.


Getting Started Guide

CTS Interest Form

Registration Form