The mission of The United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We all want to get better and better at that work. On February 10, 2018 Dr. Phil Maynard was in West Virginia to lead us in a Membership to Discipleship workshop.

Phil’s work answers two fundamental questions: “What behaviors mark the lives of growing disciples?” and “How does the church provide the support and tools disciples need if they are growing toward maturity?”

Phil is a United Methodist elder and pastor, former Director of Congregational Excellence in the Florida Annual Conference, and currently leads EMC3. You can explore Phil’s work and resources by following this link


Resources from the Membership to Discipleship Workshop

Simple Church: Returning to God’s Process for Making Disciples, Thom S. Rainer and Eric Geiger, B&H Books, 2011.

Foundations:  An Introduction to Spiritual Practices, Phil Maynard, EMC3Coaching, 2013.

Deepening Your Effectiveness: Restructuring the Local Church for Life Transformation, Dan Glover and Claudia Lavy, Discipleship Resources, 2006.

Growing True Disciples: New Strategies for Producing Genuine Followers of Christ, George Barna, Waterbrook Press, 2001.

Transforming Discipleship: Making Disciples a Few at a Time, Greg Ogden, IVP Books, 2003.

Discipler: Intentional, Relational, Accountable Discipleship, Phil Maynard, Market Square Books, 2017.

Connect:  Creating a Culture of Relationships That Matter, Phil Maynard, EMC3Coaching, 2016.

Video clips for Membership to Discipleship Workshop

How Not to Make Disciples, Francis Chan, Youtube video

Personal Trainer, the movie Blindside

50 Anniversary (rock climbing video), Youtube video

Dust (Nooma Video Series), Youtube video