Training local church leaders has always been recognized as essential for growth in the Latin American Church. Over the years, HCJB Global staff have mentored and discipled many people individually, in small groups, at churches, workshops and through radio programs. A combined radio program and correspondence course called "The Bible Institute of the Air" was begun in 1949 for people who often had limited or no other means of receiving Biblical training.
The Center for Evangelism and Discipleship (CED) was created to build and strengthen the local church primarily in Ecuador. The CED would eventually be developed into Apoyo to train pastors and church leaders throughout Latin America as well as other parts of the world.
In 1984, HCJB Global launched the Christian Center of Communications in Quito, Ecuador, to provide practical radio, television and print media training to Christians in Latin America.
HCJB Global has taken leadership developement to a new level with the launch of Corrientes in 2009. Corrientes is a partnership by HCJB Global with various organizations who are dedicated to preparing and placing missionaries, primarily from Latin America, for ministry in other parts of the world. The Corrientes curriculum is customized based on the needs of the indivual students and includes spiritual formation, language aquisition, cross-cultural and hands-on practical skills in areas of media or healthcare.