Aspiring Men

Aspiring Men is part of Faith Bible Church’s commitment to train up the next generation of spiritual leaders in the local church.

The ministry takes its name from 1 Timothy 3:1, where Paul unpacks what an elder/pastor is to be and do: “The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task.” Spiritual leadership in the church includes the wholesome desire with pure motives to lead God’s people. Aspiring Men helps identify and refine this ambition according to the Word of God, with hands-on training and mentoring in the local church.

Aspiring Men is an entry-level training for spiritual leadership ministry. During a period of 3 to 5 years, each man will receive:

  • training for spiritual leadership ministry through monthly meetings that include the role of and qualifications for spiritual leaders, expository preaching and teaching preparation, discussion of theological issues, and insights into pastoral ministry themes.
  • evaluation of growth in character, calling, doctrine, and giftedness through input from a mentoring team of elder-qualified men.
  • counsel to determine the next steps for ministry and training with a view toward vocational pastoral ministry, lay eldership, or cross-cultural ministry in an international setting.

"Led by elder-qualified men, Aspiring Men enfleshes the biblical exhortation to raise up and equip men for ministry to the glory of God, and proves effective for confirming one's calling to ministry. It has been a privilege to be consistently encouraged and counseled by godly mentors who show peculiar concern for my personal holiness and skillfulness in ministering the Word of God. I recommend Aspiring Men to all who desire to offer their lives in fruitful spiritual leadership service to Christ." - Troy Caselli

Have questions? Contact Dan Jarms at or call 509.326.9455.

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Dan Jarms

Dr. Dan Jarms is teaching pastor and team leader at Faith Bible Church in Spokane Washington, as well as associate dean at TMS Spokane. He has been married for over 30 years to Linda, and has three adult children. He earned his B.A. in English at the Master’s College, B.Ed. at Eastern Washington University, M.Div and D.Min in Expository Preaching at The Master’s Seminary. His other interests include NCAA basketball, gardening, brick oven cooking.

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Dave Belch

Dave and his wife Lois served on the mission field for 42 years in Venezuela and Tenerife, Spain. They are now retired, but can't help themselves from preaching the gospel everywhere they go.

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