Brett Ricley is an ordinary guy with a passion to see ordinary disciples of Jesus live out the extraordinary mission of God here on earth.
Brett considers himself a practitioner and is passionate about training, equipping, and deploying disciples of Jesus to develop contextualized and effective methods to:
engage lostness in their city
share the gospel
make disciples who make disciples
plant churches that plant churches
multiply leaders who multiply leaders
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Brett earned his Bachelor's degree in Biblical studies and Student Ministry at Nebraska Christian College in 2010 and is currently enrolled at Gateway Seminary in the Master of Theological Studies program.
Since 2007, Brett has served in a variety of ministry positions to include: children's pastor, worship & outreach pastor, campus ministry pastor, ministry consultant, a church planter and missionary, evangelism trainer, and currently, the Associate Pastor of Discipleship at The Mission Church where he oversees all of the adult ministries and is cultivating a disciple-making culture.
From 2015 to 2019, Brett teamed up with Bryan Catherman to successfully plant Redeeming Life Church on the west side of Salt Lake City; an area with the highest crime, poverty, and prostitution rates in the city.
Utah is one of the most unreached contexts in North America due to the percentage of Evangelical Christians which is less than 3%. It was in this difficult and unreached context that Brett learned a vast amount about various philosophies, methods, and approaches for evangelism, discipleship, and missiology. Brett spent a great deal of time honing his skills in preaching, teaching, making disciples and developing and practicing contextualized reproducible discipleship and evangelism methods in Salt Lake City, UT. In addition, Brett had numerous opportunities to partner and host mission teams at Redeeming Life Church of all sizes from campus ministries, churches, and denominational networks from places like Nebraska, Iowa, Georgia, Wisconsin, California, Kentucky, New Mexico, Utah, Tennessee, Texas, Arizona, North Carolina, and South Carolina. In order to insure these incoming mission teams can be effective while doing mission work in Utah, Brett has helped develop many training sessions on missions and evangelism strategies to equip each team before they begin working with Redeeming Life Church in a unique context like Utah. This process of training and equipping the mission teams while they're "on the ground" has proved to be invaluable to the incoming teams as well as the overall mission of Redeeming Life Church. These teams are impacted by these training sessions so much so that when they return to their context they often adapt the methods they learned to better engage lostness in the places where they live, work, and play.
Brett has been interviewed multiple times on radio shows like "Faith Works: Live" on The Truth Network and Live from the Path to talk about his missiological efforts in Utah as well as specific evangelism and church planting experiences in Salt Lake City.
TRAINING & WORKSHOPS
One of Brett’s greatest passions is training and equipping the saints to know the "how" behind doing evangelism, making disciples, and mission work in any context using the timeless principles of God's Word.