Learning Objectives

Jesus invites his followers into a lifelong adventure of learning and growing. Learn how to help guide faculty and students along this amazing discipleship journey.

  • Discover what it means to be a disciple

  • Learn what a Discipleship Cycle is

  • Leverage Discipleship Cycles for spiritual growth and mission in your ministry

Play Your Way

Engage with the material in your context!

  • ~30 minutes (self-paced)

    All your progress will be saved so you can resume where you left off.

  • Course Quicksheet (pdf)

    This is a quick summary of the material that you can use as a preview of the course or as a refresher once you’ve taken it.

  • Resource Toolbox

    See a list of the resources referenced in this course, all collected in one spot for your convenience.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1: Disciple-making on Campus

    • Vibrant Campus Ministry

    • Introduction

    • Before we begin . . .

  • 2

    Chapter 2: What is a Disciple?

    • Lesson 1: Discipleship in the Bible

    • Lesson 2: Core Elements of Discipleship

  • 3

    Chapter 3: The Discipleship Cycle

    • Lesson 1: Overview of The Discipleship Cycle

    • Lesson 2: The Discipleship Cycle in Action

    • Check for Understanding (Quiz)

    • Lesson 3: Next Steps & Reflection

    • Lesson 4: Taking Discipleship Cycles for a Test Drive

    • Lesson 5: Discipleship FAQs

  • 4


    • Closing Remarks

    • Before you go . . .

Resource Toolbox

All resources referenced from this course will be linked below for your convenience to view and download. Please use adapt these resources to what works for you in your ministry context.


Growing Disciples Quicksheet

(2-page pdf) 

.DOCX Version

Summary of the course in a quick, 2-page format, perfect for a quick review on the go!


The Discipleship Cycle Overview

(Ministry Library page) 

The discipleship cycle has been used to help thousands of students, faculty, and staff go deeper on the discipleship journey.
The Discipleship Cycle Cards

(4-page pdf) 

These cards include graphics, key takeaways, and descriptions of each part of the discipleship cycle.

The Discipleship Cycle Graphic

(png image) 

View and download the Discipleship Cycle Graphic to use in your own context.

The Discipleship Cycle with The Five Thresholds

(8-page pdf) 

Use these examples of Discipleship Cycles with The Five Thresholds. They highlight key details about how someone comes to faith in Christ, the beginning of every disciple’s journey.