make disciples as Jesus did through authentic relationships

Discipleshift1 is a two day (16 hour) hands-on training where pastors and leaders learn to make disciples of Jesus in real authentic relationships.

2021 DS1 Dates & Locations

April 21-22, 2021 | Houston, TX

TheMet Church
Houston, TX

May 19-20, 2021 | Post Falls, ID

Real Life Ministries
Post Falls, ID

June 16-17, 2021 | Parker, CO

Southeast Christian Church
Parker, CO

Nov 17-18, 2021 | Post Falls, ID

Real Life Ministries
Post Falls, ID

You’ll get a lot out of the experience attending alone, but attending as a leadership team will help get everyone on the same page and prepare you for taking your church to the next step in unity. We strongly encourage you to bring people of influence in your church. 

Register your team today!

How much is it?

DiscipleShift1 FAQ


Intentional Leadership

  • Lead effective teams
  • Be a leader people will want to follow
  • Build healthy teams
  • Model intentional relationship
  • Becoming a coach v. star player

Relational Environments (Small Groups)

  • Become a church of small groups
  • Understanding the value of biblical story telling
  • Development of relational environments for discipleship
  • Effective small group facilitation


  • Unity in your core beliefs
  • Moving your entire church towards a common purpose
  • Equipping your church body for the win.
  • Developing intentional relationship within your church body.
  • Alignment of the time, money and energy of your church with the win.

Discipleship Process

  • Understanding the discipleship process
  • Communicating an intentional discipleship process
  • Becoming a disciple making church

DiscipleShift 1 is open to both staff and lay church leaders and emerging leaders. You’ll get a lot out of the experience attending alone, but attending as a leadership team will help get everyone on the same page and prepare you for taking your church to the next step in unity. We strongly encourage you to bring people of influence in your church:

  • Senior Pastor
  • Key staff members
  • Elders (If you plan on bringing your Elders to attend a Discipleshift1, it is highly recommended to attend one in Post Falls, ID and come early so your Elders can attend the Church Elder Learning Community. Click here for more info)
  • Deacons
  • Board members
  • Lay ministers
  • Volunteer leaders


The Relational Discipleship Network creates a very intentional environment for this two-day experiential conference. In order for us to maintain this environment, we keep our max capacity at 100 attendees at each Discipleshift1.

Register early and take advantage of a huge discount!

  • Early Bird Registration – $345.00 per person (Closes 3 weeks from the start of the event)
    • Please note that registration closes two weeks prior to each DiscipleShift1 event. We encourage you to register early as most DiscipleShift1 events fill up quickly.
  • Regular Registration – $445.00 per person – For registrations booked within 3 weeks of the event start date. Late registration is only available if we haven’t reached our max capacity of 100 attendees.

We would love to have you join us. If you find a location sold out, please click here for additional dates and locations throughout the US each year!

We look forward to journeying with you!

  • All materials
  • Lunch both days
    The lunches are home cooked and hot.  They always include a salad, rolls and dessert. One day the main menu will be chicken, rice or potatoes, and a vegetable.  The other day will be roast beef, potatoes and a vegetable.
  • Light breakfast foods each morning
    Breakfast at DiscipleShift is hearty.  This is more than a continental breakfast.  There will be protein (eggs and meat of some type usually), fruit, pastries, yogurt and juice.  Former participants and facilitators rave about the “North Idaho Grits.” Often there will be biscuits and gravy as well.
  • Snacks and Drinks through out the day
    During the day there will be snacks and beverages available to you.  The snacks will include:  fruit, nuts, cookies, candy, granola bars, trail mix and veggie trays.  For beverages there will be:  coffee, decaf coffee, tea, ice tea, water, regular and diet sodas.  For the sodas, there will be a wide variety of flavors from colas to un colas to citrus soda and root beer.
    Note: If you have special dietary needs, please let us know these when you register. Our wonderful volunteer cooks, will usually be able to meet all dietary needs (if given proper notice).  They have been able to accommodate low calories diets, gluten free diets, lactose intolerant diets and vegetarian diets.  Please allow our volunteer team the opportunity to meet your dietary needs. 
  • We only have two prerequisites for attending DiscipleShift 1:
  1. All attendees must have read the book: “Church Is a Team Sport” by Pastor Jim Putman. CLICK HERE TO ORDER “Church is a Team Sport”
  2. All Participants must be in agreement with the following basic statement of faith:
  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, authoritative and inerrant Word of God. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit.
  • We believe that there is One God, eternally revealed to the world in the Father, the Son – Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. All things were created by Him and for Him.
  • We believe that God sent His Son – Jesus Christ, to redeem all of mankind. Jesus Christ was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life on this earth, was crucified for our sins, buried and was raised from the dead on the third day.  We believe that Jesus is God. Through Jesus Christ and by Him only can mankind be saved. Jesus Christ sits at the Right Hand of the Father and will return someday to receive His Church unto Himself.
  • We believe in the work of the Holy Spirit to bring conviction of sin, revelation of God’s Word and spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. As Christians we seek to live under His direction and control daily.
  • We are all sinners and have fallen short of the Glory of God and will perish without the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ as revealed in His Gospel. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ and God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty – death.
  • Salvation can only be received through personal faith in Jesus Christ.
Come with a good attitude and an open mind. We’ll provide everything else.
Wear casual, comfortable clothes. By casual, we mean: jeans, shorts, t-shirts, etc. Be sure to check the local weather forecast for the Discipleshift1 you’ll be attending a few days before you travel. Sometimes the rooms can be chilly, so bringing a light jacket or sweatshirt is always a good idea.
  • Wednesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Thursday: 8:00 am to 4:10 pm (Thursday evening worship service 6:15 pm…When hosted in Post Falls, ID)
  • We know you love your children – we love ‘em too, but we ask that you leave the kids at home or arrange for childcare while you’re at DiscipleShift1. We do not provide or arrange for childcare. We also respectfully ask that you do not bring your children with you to the actual event as it is a distraction for both you and the other participants.
Who can I contact if I have more questions?

Please email or call (208) 691-8171.

Why discipleshift1?

The problem today is

Most Pastors have never been discipled in real authentic relationship.

Most Pastors haven't been equipped to make disciples who can make disciples.

Churches have replaced discipleship with unsuccessful programs and events.

This has left pastors feeling exhausted, discouraged, and alone.

Jesus demonstrated the best method and model for relational discipleship that works in any context.


Our Training and Coaching Helps You:

Renew your passion for ministry

Create a disciple-making culture at your church

Equip and release an army of disciple-makers into your community

Become a coach to other pastors

Hear what other pastors and leaders are saying about their two-day Discipleshift1 experience.


1. Register for a Discipleshift1

First, register for a Disicipleshift1 training where we model authentic relational disciple making and train you to implement Jesus’ method of discipleship.


2. Get 16 Hours of Intimate Hands-On Training

Second, get 16 hours of intimate hands-on training in a small group environment led by proven practitioners from across the country.

3. Experience Becoming a Confident Disciple Making Leader

Third, experience the life changing journey of a confident disciple making leader.

“Since my return from DS1, I have been living out the mantra, ‘Investing trumps training.’ God used the training to bring a freshness to my ministry and I am now connecting with several men who are far from God.”
Randy Sims – Associate Pastor – Temple Baptist Church, Hattiesburg, MS

“Attending DS1 was a catalyst that helped our lead pastor and elders really commit to becoming a disciple-making church – we had to experience the disciple-making environment for ourselves to make the exciting potential real, and get us started on our journey.”
Anne Cody – Director of Groups – Trinity Church – Lansing, MI

“I was totally surprised by what God did during our time there – it was so revealing and so personal. Not like any other workshop we have ever attended.”

“We are now seeing discipleship move forward with more momentum as we seek to form new Life Groups and train leaders in the process.”

“The leaders at our church are now embracing discipleship personally, and meeting with their leaders to engage others.”

Discipleshift1 is a collaboration of practitioners
Churches and church leaders all around the world have come together to provide this training, equipping you to succeed as you make disciples who make disciples.

Be the Disciple Maker you are called to be

Register for your two-day training experience today