Becoming a Disciple Maker

The Pursuit of Level 5 Disciple Making


A 2017 Theme Book – Available Now!

In this new book, Exponential’s discipleship curator and’s co-founder Bobby Harrington joins with Greg Wiens (Healthy Growing Churches) to introduce and explore the pathway to becoming a disciple maker using Exponential’s Becoming Five framework. Focusing on helping individuals identify where they are on the disciple making scale (Levels 1 – 5) and what’s needed to become a Level 5 disciple maker, Bobby and Greg champion disciple making and equip future church multipliers to move beyond the prevailing worldly success scorecards. The book is positioned as a “field guide” to help leaders compare and contrast the differences between subtraction, addition and multiplication cultures in disciple making.

Introduction Continuing the Conversation

Chapter 1 Why Should I Want to Becoming a Level 5 Disciple Maker

Chapter 2 Can Any Christian Become a Disciple Maker?

Chapter 3 Why Develop an Assessment Instrument?

Chapter 4 Why Should I Assess My Disciple-Making Ability?

Chapter 5 The Spiritual Family Metaphor

Chapter 6 How Do We Apply the Results to Our Lives?

Disciple Maker Supplemental Resources:

Disciple Maker Assessment Discover your profile and pattern of disciple making. The assessment is FREE and takes about 20 minutes to complete.

National Discipleship Forum’s 2017 National Disciple Making Forum, November 9-10, will equip you to be a disciple maker in any aspect of life – from church leadership, to parenting, to working in children’s, men’s, and women’s ministries – even to working with those who have deep rooted addictions. Become a Jesus-like disciple maker in your context.

Dream Big, Plan Smart eBook In this new book, Exponential co-founder Todd Wilson in collaboration with Will Mancini explore Exponential’s focus and theme for 2017. The book is built on a solid foundation of strategic planning, looking through the lens of multiplication.

Click here to learn more about the Dream Big Exponential Events in 2017. Todd Wilson says, “At Exponential we are passionate about church multiplication. Currently less than 4% of US churches ever reproduce. We are serious about seeing that number increase to greater than 10%. We call it our “4 to 10” mission. I’m giving my life to that mission as each 1% increase in multiplying churches has an ASTOUNDING impact on the world. This new book continues the church multiplication conversation that Exponential seeks to steward.”

Bobby Harrington
Dr. Bobby Harrington is the co-founder (with Todd Wilson) of and executive director of, a national ministry that advocates for Jesus' style of disciple making and hosts a national forum on disciple making. He is the founding and lead pastor of Harpeth Christian Church. He has trained hundreds of church planters and coaches of church planters (with Stadia) and he has authored multiple books on discipleship, including DiscipleShift (with Jim Putman), Dedicated, Discipleship that Fits (with Alex Absalom) and, most recently, The Disciple Maker's Handbook (with Josh Patrick). Bobby and his lovely wife Cindy treasure spending time with their married children and their spouses, a new grandchild, other family, friends, and trips to Israel.
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Greg Wiens
Greg has been assessing leaders and organizations for over 40 years. He has worked with organizations that range in size and interest from Fortune 100 companies and public schools, to small non-profits and churches. His forte is assessing leaders and his passion is seeing the Kingdom expanded through challenging leaders toward health and impact. He has been an engineer, consultant, professor, psychometrician, pastor and started churches as well as founded a number of organizations. He currently leads Healthy Growing Leaders which designs, develops and debriefs assessments on leaders and organizations.  He also leads TrueWiring and TrueWiring4Churches which offers a variety of assessment instruments which enable individuals to function in their uniquely gifted ways. Greg has authored or co-authored 4 books and developed 20 different assessments in a variety of fields.  He has also been part of thousands of leadership assessments over the past four decades. Greg has been married for over 42 years to his gracious wife, Mary Kay.  Which is amazing because Greg didn’t even think he would live to be 42, let alone be married that long!  They have been blessed with three married children (Jordan & Jaime Wiens, Steve & Erin Southards, and Colin & Cayla Wiens) and seven grandchildren.  He loves running, learning and celebrating every season of life which he has thus far lived.
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