The Discipleship Cohort

How many years have you been trying to get discipleship going in your context?
Are you willing to try something different?

If so, consider participating in our new cohort group facilitated by Dr. Robert E. Logan and Dr. Charles R. Ridley, authors of The Discipleship Difference. This cohort is only offered once per year and will begin in February 2018.

What is it? 

This is a year-long cohort for implementing discipleship in your ministry context.

Part 1 focuses in on a personally transformative understanding of discipleship. By probing the eight dimensions of discipleship as they apply in your own life, you gain a better understanding of what discipleship looks like in others. Personal transformation precedes congregational transformation; understanding it experientially paves the way for you to implement it congregation-wide and see dynamic multiplication.

Part 1 meets for 90 minutes on a weekly basis for eight sessions, beginning on February 1, 2018. Dr. Robert E. Logan and Dr. Charles R. Ridley will facilitate these discussions. The 90-minute meetings will be from 10:30am – 12:00pm PST.

Part 2 is geared toward practical implementation in the ministry context. You’ve always wanted to create a clear process for developing and multiplying disciples within your congregation—a process that works. By journeying down a clear path alongside others who are of a similar mindset, you will be an active participant in facilitating a high-quality, intentional discipleship process in your ministry.

Meet with Bob Logan and two other program participants to dive into the topics covered in our companion book, The Discipleship Difference. Six coaching cluster meetings will be arranged according to participant availability.

Gain an in-depth understanding of how to make disciples while growing in your own life as a disciple of Jesus.

Experience a concrete model of how to provide constructive feedback in a discipleship context.

Accelerate your development with an individual coaching session on the topic that is currently most relevant for you.

Craft and implement a customized approach to discipleship in your ministry context.

This is a visionary and practical experience. It is vital at this moment in the challenging and reforming era we are experiencing in Christianity. It reflects biblical foundation, reliance on the Spirit, sorting of what is vital, company on the journey. You will receive guidance prompting self discovery, intra-personal and interpersonal discipling.

Dave Wasemann

Pastor and Certified Coach, ELCA

What’s included?

The Discipleship Cohort is 100% distance-learning and includes group sessions, coached triads, an optional individual coaching session, access to peer support, and additional resources.

  • Assignments between sessions will focus on effective implementation
  • 30 minute individual intake session
  • 8 sessions covering the dimensions of discipleship (1.5 hours each)
  • 6 triad sessions (1.5 hours each)
  • 1 individual coaching session (optional, scheduled as needed, 1 hour)
  • Additional resources as needed (downloadable PDFs, etc.)

Cost for the full program is $1500/per person, if paid up front. Participants can also elect to pay a deposit of $800 (due upon acceptance into the program), plus two installments of $500/each (due in April 2018 and July 2018) for a total of $1800. Simply let us know your preference when you complete your application.

What’s the plan?

During Part 1, the Discipleship Cohort will take place for 90 minutes every Thursday (February – March 2018). The eight sessions will mirror the Dimensions of Discipleship outlined in the companion book for this course, The Discipleship Difference.

Part 2 (Specifics TBD but will complete no later than January 2019) will consist of monthly triad sessions, consisting of a coach and three cohort peers. Topics will include:

  • Focus your vision
  • Start where Jesus started
  • Discover responsive people
  • Develop others holistically
  • Stretch toward what’s next
  • Mobilize other disciples
  • and more!

Throughout the program, we encourage you to meet with your peers via email or your favorite social media avenue to share, learn, and pray for one another.

If you’re interested to grow as a disciple-maker, this cohort will provide you with tools, a process and a framework to become a better disciple-maker.

JeanLuc Kreig

Executive Director, Urban Mosaic

How do I apply? 

This program is offered once per year. Our intent is to provide an environment for committed leaders to accelerate their growth as disciples and generate an intentional discipleship process in their ministry. Sign up for the 2018 Discipleship Cohort today!

The hands on approach of working through the eight dimensions together as a cohort on a personal level has jump started my practice of the faith. Bob Logan’s coaching during the cohort is highly skilled and Spirit-directed. I come away energized after each session to work on a discipleship process in the congregation I pastor.

Brent Dahlseng

Senior Pastor, Grace Lutheran Church