Innovation Labs Grow your church through growing your people at the same time.

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How the Innovation Lab Works

Every church needs to be able to answer two questions:

  • What’s our plan for making disciples?
  • Does our plan work?

—Dallas Willard

There are lots of disciple-making models you can import into your church; things like small groups, Missional Communities, curriculum or other things that were developed in someone else’s church. Maybe it works OK. Maybe it doesn’t. But what most pastors and churches need is something custom.

This Innovation Lab exists to help you design and execute a brand new disciple-making model that is custom-built for your church’s calling and context.

Many pastors are frustrated by the results they are seeing with discipleship, and usually on two fronts:

  • People are spiritually stuck and aren’t growing.
  • Their small group or group life strategy isn’t working the way they want.

Grow Your Church by Growing Your People

Over the 12-month process, we use our 5 Master Tools, constructed with proven design-theory techniques, to mine out your mission, vision, theology, and context, crafting a disciple-making model that is 100% true to your culture.


The lab will help you create a plan that is built for the maximum spiritual transformation of people who are being discipled.


Your plan will also be built for multiplication, so that you catalyze the start of a generational disciple-making movement, including new people coming to faith.


Results that don’t just look good on paper, but work in real life.

Lab Deliverables

At the end of the 12 month Innovation Lab, these are the hard deliverables your church walks away with.

  • A custom-made disciple-making model that starts working from Day 1
  • A tailored strategic plan for integration into your church
  • A made-to-measure training pathway for your current and future leaders
  • And a homegrown discipleship toolkit and app for your church and beyond
Coming in 2020

We will be launching the Disciple-Making Innovation Lab in the spring of 2020. If you’d like to be put on our informational mailing list for more details, email us at and we will send them to you as we nail down the logistics.