If your church or organization does not have an effective discipleship ministry, you will want to talk with Doug Wood and hear what he has to offer. Leaders in the church are made in the same way Jesus made His, personal discipleship. There is no substitutes or short cuts when it comes to building spiritually mature people who can lead others to Christ, help them grow in their faith, and in turn who can lead others to Christ and so on. I highly recommend a meeting with Doug to learn more about the training he has to offer you and your church or organization.
— Dave Heinrich, Executive Director of Living Acts Ministries, Minneapolis, MN

PHASE ONE (duration: 1 month)


  • The creation of a One Page Plan describing your God-given discipleship goals utilizing His Holy Spirit to help reach them.
  • Establishing a letter of agreement which describes the implementation and fees of TDM’s services.
  • The One Hour Mentoring Experience, a one hour discipleship tour presented to your church to help it understand its next steps of discipleship.

PHASE TWO (duration: 3 months)

The TDM Director disciples the inaugural discipleship team. Phase two training includes:

  • Discipleship training orientation.
  • Discipleship training utilizing the Real-Life Discipleship Training Manual by Jim Putman, Avery T. Willis, Brandon Guindon, and Bill Krause.
  • Gospel witnessing workshop to help develop faith skills and experience (Acts 1:8).
  • Inductive Bible study workshop to help develop critical thinking skills: observation, interpretation, and application (II Timothy 3:16-17). 

PHASE THREE (duration: 3 months)

Additional discipleship teams are formed from the inaugural discipleship team. Phase three training includes:

  • The training of two people (one of each gender) to co-direct your discipleship ministry. 
  • The discipleship recruitment training workshop.
  • The culture of discipleship workshop.

PHASE FOUR (Duration: Until Jesus returns)

Multiplication of discipleship teams continue in your church and then expand to the marketplace that it serves. This leads to helping fulfill Jesus' Great Commission described in Matthew 28:19-20:

"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”