Jim Putman
Pastor, Author, Speaker

Jim Putman is the founder and senior pastor of Real Life Ministries in Post Falls, Idaho. Real Life was launched with a commitment to discipleship and the model of discipleship Jesus practiced, which is called, ‘Relational Discipleship.’ Outreach magazine continually lists Real Life Ministries among the top 100 largest churches in America. Jim is also the founding leader of the Relational Discipleship Network. He is the author of three books, Church Is a Team Sport, Real Life Discipleship and Real Life Discipleship Workbook (with Avery Willis and others). Jim’s passion is discipleship through small groups. He lives with his wife and three sons in scenic northern Idaho.

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Discipleship in Public: Weekend Church Services

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DISCIPLESHIP ESSENTIALS: Reproducible Process

Jim Putman and Luke Yetter describe a reproducible method of discipleship found in Scripture. Discipleship is a process, and those…

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DISCIPLING RELATIONSHIPS: Personal Discipleship

Jim Putman considers how Jesus focused His discipleship efforts on 12 men. In a group this size, personal relationship develops;…

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FIVE DISCIPLESHIP SHIFTS: From Reaching to Making

Pastor/author Jim Putman goes in-depth on what it means to focus on making disciples rather than just getting "decisions." Jesus'…

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Five Components to Become a Disciple Making Church

Take a closer look at how implementing these five key components into your church's culture can help your church achieve…
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The Role Sunday Plays in Making Disciples

Weekend worship can be strategically aligned to become a bridge from the community into relationship with others for the purpose…


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Small Groups that Make Disciples

Jim Putman is the founding pastor of Real Life Ministries, one of the largest, fastest growing and unique churches within…
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Aligning People Around the Mission of Discipleship

Jim Putman is the founding pastor of Real Life Ministries, one of the largest, fastest growing, and unique churches within…

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Alignment

2008 Exponential Conference Nuts & Bolts Track.  Do you wonder why some churches grow a little, some grow exponentially, and…

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Pre-Launch: Disciple-Making DNA

2007 Exponential Conference Pre-Launch Track.  We don't plant churches just to have people show up on Sunday.  We don't even…

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Post-Launch: Connect Quick

2007 Exponential Conference Post-Launch Track.  With hundreds and even thousands of people coming into the Kingdom so rapidly, Jesus was…