The disciple's path is progressive.

We are going somewhere—to maturity. This is not aimless wandering. These studies build on each other progressively.

The disciple's path is disciplined.

What happens between meetings is more important than what happens during them. We are to teach those we're discipling "to observe," that is "to do" what is commanded. The greatest growth takes place when a disciple does what is commanded in Scripture, not just learns what Scripture says. That is why the end of each session in the Disciples Path series has a set of expectations that the growing disciple agrees to accomplish between meetings. At the outset of the following meeting, there is time for processing what has been experienced.

The disciple's path is relational.

For a person to become a mature disciple, he or she must journey alongside the person discipling them. As this journey toward spiritual maturity is experienced, the disciple sees the lifestyle and practices of this disciple-maker, asks important questions of that person, and is taught specific skills, truths, and principles that will be exercised for the lifetime of the disciple.

The disciple's path is replicable.

Paul had in his mind that a disciple-maker disciples someone who disciples someone who disciples someone. It's an ongoing process. The Disciples Path series was created with this principle in mind. The goal of every disciple-maker should be that the person who has been discipled then uses the series to disciple someone else. By using the same resources, even the first-time disciple-maker will be comfortable taking on this important but sometimes intimidating role.

A one-year intentional plan for discipleship. Each of the four volumes is 13 sessions.

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The Story

The Disciples Path series was created by disciple-makers for disciple-makers. We recruited 14 disciple-making church leaders to think through how to instill the doctrines, biblical understandings, principles, and practices of discipleship. This group of leaders included …

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Short-Term Studies

These five- or six-session studies are designed for people or groups who need the flexibility of a shorter timeline.

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YOUR CHURCH CAN MAKE DISCIPLES BY STARTING ALL YOUR PEOPLE DOWN THE DISCIPLES PATH. THE ENTIRE MEMBERSHIP WILL WALK TOGETHER DOWN THE SAME PATH AND HAVE A COMMON LANGUAGE AND TRAINING PRACTICE.

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Disciples Path for Students

Disciples Path resources for students follow a similar framework as the adult short-term studies, providing an age-appropriate intentional plan of discipleship for middle and high school students.

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TeamKID: Catching Air (Kids)

Designed as a next step in learning following a new Christian class or for any kid wanting to learn more about Jesus. Developed to complement the adult Disciples Path short-term studies.

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