Disciple-Making
Innovation Lab

HELPING CHURCHES BUILD
CUSTOM DISCIPLESHIP
MODELS THAT WORK .

The State of
"Non-Discipleship"?

FOR MOST CHURCHES, SMALL GROUPS
ARE THE BEATING HEART OF THEIR
DISCIPLESHIP STRATEGY.

PAIN POINT: Pastors and church leaders struggle to get people into small groups.

35%

The average church has less than thirty-five percent of adult attendees in small groups.

PAIN POINT: Small groups aren’t delivering on the promise of spiritual transformation for most people.

73%

Seventy-three percent of people involved in small groups feel spiritually stuck.

PAIN POINT: Evangelism isn’t seen as a key part of discipleship.

21%

Twenty-one percent of Christians shared their faith with two people or more in the last year. The majority of Christians shared it with zero.

We know what it’s like to be frustrated, discouraged or even disillusioned when it feels like your people aren’t growing. Before we learned how to build a custom discipleship process for churches, we felt like throwing in the towel too.

That’s why we

created the

Saturate Disciple-

Making Innovation Lab.

To help Pastors and Church Leaders like you build a Discipleship Model that works in their context.

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Perhaps the best way to

grow your church is

through growing your

people.

This downloadable PDF goes into more depth, with detail, of the breakthrough you’ll experience at our Disciple-Making Lab.

Download the PDF

How it Works...

Watch the 2-minute

explainer video

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The Journey

Over a 12-month process we’ll help you and your leadership team create and activate a discipleship plan that is built from your church’s unique DNA: Your theology, vision, mission, convictions, calling and context.

We’ll kick off the journey with a few days together in person:

January 17-19 in Greenville, SC
-OR-
May 9-11 in Seattle, WA

The model is built on the principles of deep spiritual transformation and sustainable multiplication to position your church as a catalyst for a discipleship movement.

By the end of our journey together, you’ll have road tested a custom disciple-making plan that you know works in your context and is ready to scale to your whole congregation.

Want a taster of the Disciple-Making Lab?
Check out our Saturate Disciple-Making Digital Workshop. →

What are your next steps?

STEP 1

Schedule a Call.

STEP 2

Join a DML.

STEP 3

Build a Discipleship
Model that Works.

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Delivery Team

Jeff Vanderstelt

As the Executive Director of Saturate and visionary leader of the Soma Family of Churches, Jeff gets to spend his days doing what he loves – mentoring leaders and equipping the Church in the gospel and missional living.

Additionally, Jeff is on the leadership team of Saturate the Sound, a local church collective focused on gospel saturation in the Puget Sound. Jeff has authored Saturate, Gospel Fluency, and Making Space.

Doug Paul

Doug specializes in mobilizing everyday disciple makers into mission. He created a discipleship model that went from 10 people in two groups to 757 groups with 4500+ people, 41% of whom were new believers.

He has been a Lead Pastor and a Teaching Pastor. He is an Innovation  strategist with Catapult where he has developed an innovation process to help pastors create new discipleship models built for deep spiritual transformation and rapid reproduction.

Chris Curtis

Chris has invested over 25 years working in and with the church by discipling people and equipping others to be disciple makers. He has led small and large churches in multiple states serving in roles such as teaching, equipping leaders and writing.

His current role at Catapult  includes coaching leaders and creating discipleship initiatives that will propel the mission forward. He is formally trained in theology and public speaking and loves helping others excel in preaching and teaching.

In Partnership With:

Catapult is an Innovation agency with a full-service shop that has helped over 300 leaders build healthy ministries that scale. Since 2015 Catapult has worked with churches, denominations, networks, and missions agencies strategically think through what discipleship looks like in the U.S. and worldwide. Along with decades of individual pastoral experience, The Catapult team has developed a tried and tested process that helps leaders develop discipleship strategies from the DNA of each individual culture’s mission, vision, and values.

We Help You Create:

CUSTOM MODEL

A custom-made disciple-making process built to make your group life dynamic and integrated, leading to multiplication and deep personal spiritual transformation.

ACTIVATION PLAN

A tailored strategic plan that both activates and integrates your discipleship model into your church while leveraging your church’s natural strengths.

TOOL KIT

We’ll help you build a home-grown discipleship toolkit that syncs up with your church’s smart phone app.

PERSONALIZED SURVEY

We take the discipleship DNA you develop and create a digital church survey personalized to your outcomes. This allows you to measure spiritual growth year-over-year.

TRAINING PATHWAY

A made-to-measure training pathway for current and future leaders that naturally builds towards reproduction at every level of your church.

CHURCHES JOIN THE LAB BECAUSE THEY WANT SOMETHING THAT WORKS IN REAL LIFE,
NOT JUST ON A PIECE OF PAPER.

What Happens When Your
Discipleship Plan Works?

One of the best ways to grow your church is through growing your people. Why?
Because people mobilized into the places where they live, work, learn, and play as ambassadors of the gospel are the true outcome of discipleship.

A map of discipleship groups meeting in Richmond, VA one year after activating their Custom Discipleship Model.

We help leaders build
custom discipleship
models that work.