This organization provides research on church growth rates and online resources for building churches focused on discipleship.


online lessons, videos, modules, blogs on discipleship

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders


Varies per service

Practical Applications

  • Access resource modules online for ministry best practices, information on discipleship groups, youth and multicultural ministry, and managing transitions.
  • Read free online blogs on discipleship and deepening the practice of discipleship in the context of your congregation.

About the Contributor

Matt Burke

Matt Burke is the director of the Northeast Center for Congregations in Fort Wayne and serves as the Center’s Education Director statewide. Matt has a background in classroom, digital and experiential education and most recently served as the associate director of Learning Science at Kaplan Test Prep. He is passionate about using education to develop deeper faith in congregational participants.

Matt earned a B.A. in Religion from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and a Masters of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Kelly, and his two sons, Silas and Levi. Matt also loves storytelling in films, books and music and finding the intersections of faith and popular culture.

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