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WELCOME TO
Transformational
Discipleship

Committed to Loving and Serving

 God and Others Better

A Servant Leadership Development Process

WHAT IS TD?

VISION


"They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green.  It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit." (Jeremiah 17:8)


THE VISION OF TRANSFORMATIONAL DISCIPLESHIP IS:

To impact God's kingdom as we GROW stronger servant leader disciples in an authentic community who are transforming in their relationship with our God to GO and make disciples by having a positive, life-changing impact on others.


LOOKING TO GROW?


GOT BAGGAGE THAT'S HOLDING YOU BACK?


GOOD...BUT WANTING TO DO MORE?  TO BE MORE?


LOOKING TO MAXIMIZE WHAT GOD HAS GIVEN YOU?


FEEL LIKE YOU'RE MISSING SOMETHING?


HOPING TO STRENGTHEN YOUR FAITH?  YOUR LIFE?  YOUR CHURCH?  YOUR WORLD?


YOU HAVE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE!


Our Savior's command to us to "make disciples" (Matthew 28:19-20) is the framework of Christian ministry.  Inherent in the word "mathetois" is the implication of developing and training others: "training everyone you meet" [The Message].  Essential to training others is the awareness that the disciple is acutely paying attention to his/her own spiritual life.


Transformational Discipleship is about the believer and the church growing in maturity in the faith.  It is about the formation of our minds and our behavior.


Transformational Discipleship understands and lives out the call of Jesus to produce disciples.  This is a proactive approach in helping each person to pursue a deeper relationship with Christ and then in turn, is able to train others because of what God is doing in each one.


Transformational Discipleship is a pursuit to develop a Kingdom worldview; enabling the church to interact with issues that are facing our culture as we form strategies to reach out to people; seeking to be truly missional. 


"If the Kingdom is Jesus’ master thought, then servant leadership is His master principle." Transforming Leadership – Leighton Ford 



FRAMEWORK

"Do not conform to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind." (Romans 12:2) and "[be equipped] for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up." (Ephesians 4:12)


For decades organizations have committed energy to leadership development. We believe it is time for the church to make such a commitment to its people. We are choosing to take a positive, intentional step to servant leadership development with the intent that people who are transforming in their relationship with our God will have a positive, life-changing impact on others.  Parent to child.  Worker to co-worker.  Family member to family member.  Friend to friend.  Neighbor to neighbor.  Coach to player.  Church volunteer to those they serve.  Helpers to their community.  

We are doing so by providing a training just as Jesus did with his disciples. It includes a primary 18 month process called Transformational Discipleship and a secondary process of maintenance called Path To Freedom.

We will recruit men and women who are spiritually open and willing to accept the rigors of this process. The setting for their training will be the 5 Pillars of Transformational Discipleship.


I.  RETREATS

There are 6 retreats.  A retreat kicks off each of the six 3-month modules.  They introduce the principles and module work of Transformational Discipleship while allowing for discussion, reflection and review in a safe, authentic community.   


II.  MODULE WORK

Module work helps deepen and strengthen your transformation so that you may love and serve God and others better as you come to learn that you are enough and you can be the person God made you to be for His kingdom. It leads to a clear understanding of one’s personal mission, purpose and values. Participants will grow in their understanding of their story and strengths while developing solid spiritual rhythms and a purpose-centered, inner-directed, other- focused, externally-open manner and mindset.


III.  COACHING

You are assigned a trained coach to proactively partner with you in the developmental process of TD to help you deepen the experience and reach your goals by providing clarity, giving direction, and maximizing your efforts.   


IV.  ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNERSHIP

 You are assigned a fellow participant as an accountability partner to proactively partner with you on your journey as you both work through the Transformational Discipleship modules. You will hold each other accountable as God’s child and as a participant in TD. You will be there for each other checking in on one another, offering encouragement, sharing joys and challenges, working together on module work (optional), and praying for each other.  


V.  BOOK REVIEW GROUP

You are part of a book review group led by a trained book review facilitator to proactively partner together as you delve into one text per module that edifies the content of that module while deepening and strengthening the journey and knowledge of each participant

MODULES

1. Transformational Leadership

Galatians 4:19 - I am in the pains of childbirth until Christ is formed in you.

October - December

FOUNDATIONAL RETREAT at Heidel House in Green Lake, WI October 7-8, 2017.  Spouses are encouraged to attend.  This all-inclusive event (transportation by coach bus from St. Mark De Pere, meals, lodging, etc.) is our gift to you as you begin your journey. 

2 COACHING SESSIONS 

ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNER MEETINGS

2 BOOK REVIEW GROUP MEETINGS:  The Emotionally Healthy Church by Peter Scazzero

MODULE WORK

JOURNALING

2. Embracing Vulnerability

2 Corinthians 12:9-10 - God said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness."...For when I am weak I am strong.

January - March

JANUARY INTERACTIVE RETREAT January 12-13, 2018 at St. Mark: Friday 6:30pm-9pm and Saturday 9am-3pm

2 COACHING SESSIONS 

ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNER MEETINGS

2 BOOK REVIEW GROUP MEETINGS:  Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

MODULE WORK

JOURNALING


3. Grounded in Purpose

1 Peter 4:10 - Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others.

April - June

APRIL INTERACTIVE RETREAT April 13-14, 2018 at St. Mark: Friday 6:30pm-9pm and Saturday 9am-3pm

2 COACHING SESSIONS 

ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNER MEETINGS

2 BOOK REVIEW GROUP MEETINGS:  Leadership and Self-Deception - The Arbinger Institute

MODULE WORK

JOURNALING


4. Living Out Of Mission

Romans 12:2 - Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

July - September

JULY INTERACTIVE RETREAT July 20-21, 2017 at St. Mark: Friday 6:30pm-9pm and Saturday 9am-3pm

2 COACHING SESSIONS 

ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNER MEETINGS

2 BOOK REVIEW GROUP MEETINGS:  Change The World by Robert E. Quinn

MODULE WORK

JOURNALING


5. Envisioning Discipleship

Matthew 28:19 - Go, therefore and make disciples...

October - December

OCTOBER INTERACTIVE RETREAT October 26-27, 2018 at St. Mark: Friday 6:30pm-9pm and Saturday 9am-3pm

2 COACHING SESSIONS 

ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNER MEETINGS

2 BOOK REVIEW GROUP MEETINGS:  The Serving Leader by Ken Jennings & John Stahl-Wert

MODULE WORK

JOURNALING


6. The Calling of Jesus

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 - The Father of compassion and the God of all comfort [who] comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.

January - March

JANUARY INTERACTIVE RETREAT January 11-12, 2019 at St. Mark: Friday 6:30pm-9pm and Saturday 9am-3pm

2 COACHING SESSIONS 

ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNER MEETINGS

2 BOOK REVIEW GROUP MEETINGS:  The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen

MODULE WORK

JOURNALING


CONTACT US

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TRANSFORMATIONAL DISCIPLESHIP

A Ministry of St. Mark Lutheran Church

2066 Lawrence Dr. 

De Pere, WI 54115


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