Welcome to the Leadership Institute! Here you will be able to enroll in distinct discipleship pathways modeled on the way Jesus built leaders: progressively from one phase to the next. Whether you are just starting out on your discipleship journey or growing as a ministry leader, you will find a pathway suited to your stage of growth and development. Wondering where to begin? Take our free Christian Growth Inventory to determine your phase of growth. Then select in the appropriate pathway below. You can also join a live online training group for any of our courses.

Cornerstone  Discipling People to Think, Feel & Act Like Jesus
38 lessons

The Cornerstone curriculum helps new believers develop a strong foundation needed for future growth and ministry engagement. Cornerstone provides mature Christians with an opportunity to strengthen and stabilize their faith by revisiting basic doctrines and experiences of the Christian life.


They said, “Rabbi... where are you staying?”
“Come,” he replied, “and you will see." (John 1:38-39)

School of Ministry  Equipping God's People with Ministry Skills
49 Lessons

After a disciple has matured and developed a strong personal relationship with God, Phase III materials equip the disciple to minister outwardly to others. The disciple will learn how to share their testimony and the gospel as well as how to deal with the questions non-Christians often ask. This new venture into ministry will cause the disciple to consider issues such as time management, ministry priorities and spiritual warfare. The disciple will learn more about the important doctrines that grow from a position in Christ and come to understand more about healthy relationships. The material in Phase III has been designed to help a church (or other ministry) develop a progressive disciple building strategy for the ministry trainee.


“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” (Matthew 4:19)

Developing New Leaders 1 |  Growing Disciple Builders
50 lessons

After a disciple has been ministering to others for some time, they may be ready to emerge (be appointed) as a new church or ministry leader. Phase IV-A materials equip the disciple to take on leadership responsibilities in a church/ministry setting. The disciple learns new theology and application, additional ministry skills, advanced evangelism, and spiritual warfare strategies. By completion of this Phase the disciple should be successfully leading a ministry within the church or community. The material in Phase IV-A has been designed to help a church (or other entity) establish a progressive disciple building strategy for developing new leaders.

Certificate Track

Duration: 50 weeks

Course Requirements: Completion of Phase III or equivalent ministry training, completion of Christian Growth Inventory and course application.

Fee: $595 (financial aid available)

Certification: Upon successful completion of this course student with receive a graduation certificate and be certified as a "WDA Disciple Building". 

Accelerator Track

Duration: 10 weeks

Course Requirements: Completion of Christian Growth Inventory and enrollment. Students should have experience serving in a professional or lay ministry role.

Fee: $95 (financial aid available)

Certification: None


"He appointed twelve that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach and to have authority to drive out demons." (Mark 3:14-15)

Mentor Training  Meeting People Where They Are, Helping Them Take the Next Step®
7 lessons

The Life Coaching Manual is a Phase IV resource used as a basis for seven Guided Discussions that help a disciple learn to plan and carry out strategic initiatives for those they are discipling one-on-one.

This module is required for all Leadership Institute course mentors.


"Even if you had ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers, for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel." (1 Corinthians 4:15)

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