Certificate in Discipleship Coaching

discipleshipThis live, interactive course is recommended for pastors, church leaders, and leaders of missional communities who desire to develop a transformational, multiplying discipleship culture within their ministry context. The Certificate in Discipleship Coaching is a twenty-four hour course taught by Nelson and Pam Roth (PCC) from Relevant Ministry in partnership with Coaching4Clergy.

Become a Discipleship Coach and learn a tried and proven framework with a coaching approach to discipleship!   

Jesus asked 300+ questions requiring listeners to think through their responses about following him. How are questions part of your disciple making? @nelsonroth

  • This course is accredited by the ICF and will give pastors and leaders necessary discipleship coaching tools to lead their ministry as an overseer of discipleship.
  • This course is also continued education (24 CCE units) for credentialed coaches who desire to apply a discipleship focus to their coaching ministry.
  • The 24 hours of training can fulfill many or all elective requirements for C4C’s Professional Coach Training and the new 40-hour Professional Coach Training in the discipleship niche taught by Relevant Ministry. (To register for Professional Coach Training, please contact the office manager at wendy@coaching4clergy.com)

The next Certificate in Discipleship Coaching course will take place during October and November, 2018.  All you will need is a computer and internet connection wherever you are in the world. Mark these dates in your calendar:

  • Thursdays, October 11 – November 15, 2018 from 2-6pm Eastern Time (6 classes, 4 hours each)


button_registerFull Payment – $795.00*


button_registerPayment Plan – $146.00 per month for 6 months*


You will receive a welcome email from Relevant Ministry after you register with three books recommended and used during the six classes of this course that total less than $50 US dollars and can be ordered on Amazon.

Here’s what leaders are saying about the Relevant Discipleship Pathway and the Coaching Approach to Discipleship taught in this course:

In my two decades of ministry I have experienced various forms of discipleship training but none that compares to Relevant Discipleship. The well developed training provides a clear and concise pathway to discipleship, significant resources, and a transformational coaching model. The one-to-one coaching not only strengthened the core aspects of discipleship in my life, but helped me in implementing a flourishing discipleship process within my ministry.

Dr. Abe Smith, Minister
First United Methodist Church
Allen, TX

The Relevant Discipleship Pathway has been so helpful for me and for discipleship in our church. I think of all the “tools” I’ve picked up since Seminary, coaching may actually be the most helpful practically speaking to what I’m trying to do in ministry.

Adam L. Brice, Pastor
Resurrection Presbyterian Church
West Lafayette, IN

The Relevant Discipleship Pathway has become a life-saver for me.  My frustration has been with programs and classes that produce smarter Christians; yet, not necessarily mature believers.

Bil Barkley, LPC
Minister of Education and Senior Adults
First Baptist Church
Mount Pleasant, TX

I greatly appreciated the theology of the Relevant Discipleship Pathway and Discipleship Coaching, as it is extremely balanced.

Dr. David P. Hyatt, PCC
Effective Ministries Coaching and Consulting
St. Louis, MO

Discipleship Coaching and engaging in the Relevant Discipleship Pathway has brought me back to the basics.

Rev. DeeDee Autry, PCC, Senior Pastor
Mountainside United Methodist Church
Hot Springs Village, AR

While I have been deeply committed to the practice of discipleship throughout my ministry, I have also been frequently disappointed in the various methods and materials I’ve used. Discipleship Coaching has changed that! I am walking into the next ministry season invigorated and filled with anticipation of seeing disciples making disciples!

Joe Donaldson
Associate Pastor and Discipleship Coach
Journey Church
Federal Way, WA

What makes Relevant Discipleship unique is the coaching approach that is used. Although the excellent resources are relatable to any believer, the Relevant Discipleship one-to-one process is customized for the individual on his or her personal, spiritual journey.  In addition, the intentional process takes one beyond awareness to actual steps and actions that lead to real transformation!

Len Thebarge, Senior Associate Pastor
Grace Church
Normal, IL

What I found in the Relevant Discipleship Pathway is a discipleship pathway that actually has potential for making and multiplying disciples.

Phyllis Riney, D. Min., PCC
Discipleship Coach
Texas Conference UMC
Houston, TX

The Relevant Discipleship Pathway is a descriptive way of understanding how each person is invited to move from viewing faith to abiding in God’s presence. And yet, that’s not the final chapter. The pathway leads us into the presence of God, transforms and sends us.

Rena Yocom
Missiologist, Theological educator, and retired clergy in UMC
Edgerton, KS

I was immensely impressed when I learned about the Relevant Discipleship Pathway. The content includes a deep dive into the discipleship process and how to systematise the introduction of such processes into one-to-one work; as well as, assisting leaders of the church to introduce the concepts to their congregations through a coaching approach.

Richard Thorby ACC, MBA (IMD)
Matrix Consulting UK Ltd, Executive Coach
Horsham, England, UK

Even though I have been a Christian for 35 years, Discipleship Coaching challenged me to take my spiritual journey to another level.

Tom Granoff, Ph.D., PCC
Dissertation Statistician / Methodologist / Professor
Pepperdine University
Malibu, CA

The Relevant Discipleship Pathway, along with the one-to-one disciple-making process utilizing the Nehemiah Response Coaching Model was the missing ingredient and the perfect complement to discipleship opportunities already taking place in the faith community I serve.

Rev. Wayne H. Clemens
Centerpoint Christian Fellowship Church
Barneveld, NY