What are you doing to disciple adults in your church? Whether young or old, near or far God calls us to make disciples of all people. Over the next few weeks we’ll highlight three unique discipleship strategies for accomplishing this directive. These resources offer church leaders different strategic guidelines for helping adults to mature in their faith.

Key Concepts to Keep in Mind:

Discipleship is a PROCESS not a program.
VERY small group, not a large group.
RELATIONSHIP, not a course to complete.
FLEXIBLE, not a rigid schedule.
Accountability, not guilt.

5 – 6 Week Discipleship Strategy

Pastors and church staff leaders who need to start up an adult discipleship ministry may want to consider this 5-6 week strategy. The resources suggested could be incorporated into the current weekly schedule and provide short homework assignments to encourage personal devotionals and group Bible study. The focus of this short-term strategy is to help congregations nurture their relationship with God and develop godly relationships with one another. The 5-6 week emphasis concludes with a service built around the Lord’s Service.


Week 1

Sermon #1: God’s Holiness

Individuals: Consecrate the People (8 Days)

Week 2

Sermon #2: Our Holiness

4 Weeks +

Small Groups: Come to the Table
The 5-6 week emphasis concludes with a service built around the Lord’s Service.


(Book 1) Consecrate The People by Claude King

(Book 2) Come to the Lord's Table by Claude King  More info
(Book 2) Come to the Lord’s Table by Claude King

Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20

Want more information on the above resources or need help implementing the above strategies in your church? Give me a call or email me! I’d love to walk you through implementing an effective discipleship strategy for your church.

This is the first part of a three-part series. Looking for information on other types of discipleship strategies? Check out Part 2 and Part 3, coming soon!