2021 National Disciple Making Forum

The Cost of Discipleship

Personal | Family | Church | World

4 – 5 November 2021 – Nashville, TN




Mainstage Speakers


Mainstage Sessions


Track Sessions

Welcome to the Discipleship.org

2021 National Disciple Making Forum

Join 1,500+ of the nation’s disciple-making leaders and practitioners to learn, share insights, and connect in-person.

For two days on November 4-5, Discipleship.org will host 4 Mainstage Sessions and 20 Disciple Making Tracks w/ 80 Track Sessions consisting of hyper-focused teaching, panels and live Q&A sessions to help you multiply your disciple-making efforts. 

This year, we will focus on the cost of discipleship in our personal lives, our families, our churches, and the world.


Forum Schedule

  • 11:00am – Doors Open/Check-in Begins
  • 12:30pm – 2:00pm – Main Session/Forum 1: “The Cost of Discipleship in Our Churches” (Dave Clayton, Jim Putman & Bobby Harrington)
  • 2:00pm – 2:30pm – Break
  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm – Track Session #1
  • 3:30pm – 3:45pm – Break
  • 3:45pm – 4:45pm – Track Session #2
  • 4:45pm – 5:00pm – Break
  • 5:00pm – 6:30pm – Main Session/Forum 2: “The Cost of Discipleship in Our Families” (Jason Houser, Renee Sproles, Mike Glenn)

  • 7:00am – 7:45am – Prayer Meeting
  • 7:45am – 8:00am – Break
  • 8:00am – 9:00am – Track Session #3
  • 9:00am – 9:15am – Break
  • 9:15am – 10:45am – Main Session/Forum 3: “The Cost of Discipleship Personally” (Alisa Childers, Drew Hyun & Bobby Harrington) – Presentation of the Robert Coleman Disciple Maker Award
  • 10:45am – 11:00am – Break
  • 11:00am – 12:00pm – Track Session #4
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm – Lunch break
  • 1:00pm – 2:30pm – Main Session/Forum 4: “The Cost of Discipleship in Our World” (Bobby Harrington along with Myron Pierce & Grant Skeldon) – Closing with Bobby Harrington and Dr. Robert Coleman

  • Relational Discipleship Network – Jim Putman – Creating a Disciple-Making Culture
  • The Bonhoeffer Project – Bill Hull – The Hight Cost of Non-Discipleship
  • discipleFIRST – Craig Etheredge – How to Make and Multiply Disciple-Making Leaders
  • Lionshare – Dave Buehring – Making Disciples in Every Vocation
  • Global Discipleship Initiative – Greg Ogden – Transforming Discipleship
  • Freedom in Christ Ministries – Neil Anderson – Freedom in Christ
  • SmallCircle – Steve McCoy – Disciple Making at a Table for Two
  • Navigators Church Ministries – Justin Gravitt – The Foundation of a Disciple-Making Culture
  • Radical Mentoring – Kevin Harris – Discipling Men
  • Renew.org – Dave & Sydney Clayton – Upholding Jesus’ Teachings
  • Faith International University – Scotty Kessler – The Master Plan of Discipleship
  • Final Command – James Forlines – Multiplication Requires Multiplying Ordinary People
  • Renew.org Women – Michelle Eagle – Discipling Women
  • NCM Latino – Alex Mata – Hacer discípulos en una iglesia latina: Visión y herramientas que marcan la diferencia. Disciple  Making in the Latino Church: Vision and tools that make a difference.
  • Zume – Curtis Sergeant – Disciple Making Movements
  • Exponential – Todd Wilson – Disciple Making and Church Planting
  • Awana – Matt Markins – Discipling Children
  • Great Commandment Network – Rev. Richard Muguerza & Dr. Lewis Alexander – Whole-life Discipleship: Imparting a Spirit-empowered Faith to the Next Generations 
  • Disciples Made – Brian Phipps – Activating Intentional Disciple-Making Environments
  • Concentric – Mike Harder – Glocal: Jesus Centric Disciple Making Movements Here and There
  • TCM International Institute – Following Jesus in Prayer and Fasting

The 2021 National Disciple Making Forum Speakers

An unparalleled lineup of practitioners have come to share their secrets from the trenches of disciple making. They will present actionable insights, data-driven knowledge, and innovative ideas to help you navigate the cost of disciple making in a rapidly changing environment.

the Forum

Last year revealed to us the true state of the church and the lives of many disciples of Jesus in North America.

We have learned:

  • We are too dependent on Sundays
  • We are not focused enough on making disciples
  • We are too enmeshed in politics
  • Far too many are experiencing regular anger
  • We need help discussing difficult cultural issues

We believe a focus on disciples and disciple making is the key.


What People Are Saying About Our Conferences

The National Discipleship Forum puts the critical conversation around discipleship at the forefront, and I’m so grateful to be able to learn alongside people deeply committed to what discipleship looks like in our day and time.
Drew Hyun
Hope Church, Emotionally Healthy Discipleship
The heartbeat of Jesus’ church is to make multiplying disciples. Sadly, our pulse has become faint. Yet with the coalition of disciple making ministries under the banner of National Disciple Making Forum, I have never been more hopeful that the patient (the church) can be revived.
Greg Ogden
Chairman of the Board
Global Discipleship Initiative (GDI)
As we each seek to develop a local discipleship culture, the National Disciple Making Forum provides so much Biblical inspiration and practical coaching from experienced practitioners! I love learning from what others are doing, and being fueled up with greater faith for what could be.
Alex Absalom
Dandelion Resourcing
Fresh perspectives, creative resources, and seasoned, godly people to glean from, make up this one-of-a-kind gathering for leaders, pastors and their teams – all with the simple aim of obeying Jesus to multiply disciple makers.
Dave Buehring
Founder & President of Lionshare
The National Disciple Making Forum is like a vaccine for the local church. It can help
protect a local church from theology that elevates anything above King Jesus and becoming like
Him in every way.
Justin Gravitt
Navigators Church Ministries
Discipleship.org has become a key, strategic rallying place for “discipleship first” leaders.  I always come away refreshed, challenged, encouraged and grateful for new friendships and allies in our common ministries of disciple making.  See you in Nashville!
Dr. Tony Twist
President & CEO
TCM International Institute
The National Disciple Making Forum is a unique event… bringing some of the best disciple-making ministries in the country together.  Deeply motivating, very inspirational, and offering world-class training… I’d highly recommend bringing your whole team to make a life-changing investment in them.
Dr. Dann Spader
Author: 4 Chair Discipling, Disciple-making Metrics, Founder: Sonlife, Concentricglobal.org
The Christian mandate is to make disciples who can reproduce themselves, and the need to be equipped has never been greater than it is right now. Discipleship.org has pulled together the best disciple-making ministries in the country to help you do just that. I am blessed to be a part of it.
Dr. Neil T. Anderson
Founder and President Emeritus of Freedom in Christ Ministries
Coming to the Forum not only energizes us to being disciples and making disciples of Jesus, but it also equips us to make the Great Commission a reality. The National Disciple Making Forum is head and shoulders the most valuable gathering that I know of.

Steve McCoy
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