Stages of Faith

DiscipleForward Workshops


For pastors, church staff, lay leaders, small group leaders, or anyone else involved in leading adult discipleship programs within their church. A practical framework for understanding the stages of spiritual growth. Begin to understand practically how your church can improve at growing more disciples.

  • DiscipleForward1
  • Discipleforward2: Going Deeper
  • DiscipleForward3: Here To There
  • COST

DiscipleForward1 introduces you to a biblical grounding for discipleship growth, gives you a practical framework for understanding the stages of spiritual growth, teaches you how to use group sizes for optimum growth in each stage, and leaves you with a DisciplePath structure for strategizing how to get people moving. The first of three workshops, which can be offered as a stand-alone event, as the first of a series, or as day one of a two- or three-day event with DiscipleForward2: Going Deeper and DiscipleForward3: Here to There.

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Stages of Faith Church-wide Conferences


Participants will understand the stages of faith and their descriptions, articulate their home stage, and identify appropriate practices for their growth and development as disciples according to their stage of faith.

  • Stages of faith
  • Sample schedule
  • COST

The Stages of Faith Conference is designed for all adults in the congregation. Participants will learn:

  • The stages of faith Jesus used with his disciples
  • The stages of faith and the "wall" today for disciples.
  • Defining characteristics of each stage.
  • Why one stage isn't "better" than another.
  • The C.O.R.E. elements of an excellent definition of discipleship.
  • Each participant identifies which stage is their current home stage.
  • Each participant identifies what are their best next steps for spiritual growth.
  • How to chronicle their "stages of faith" testimony.

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Staff Retreats


Leading church staff through considering where they are in the four stages of discipleship and what is their next step.

Mike and Cathy are awesome presenters of the discipleship pathway. I was super impressed with how they did their homework and personalized their presentations for our specific church. I loved the frequent breakouts to process the content with others. Great discipleship experience!!"

Pastor Jim Leggett 
Grace Fellowship UMC (Katy, TX)

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