Jesus Built Mature Leaders

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"For decades, Worldwide Discipleship Association (WDA) focused on discipling college students. Our staff poured their lives into young men and women to help them apply biblical truth. We’re grateful most of our alumni are walking with Christ and providing spiritual leadership in their homes and churches. But after graduation, they share a common lament: 'Our local church doesn’t seem to know how to help people grow to maturity. Can you help?'"

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Disciple Building: A Biblical Framework Free


How did Jesus build disciples? WDA uses a model for developing mature leaders based on Jesus ministry. Our Framework derived from Scripture called the R-CAPS Grid, is explained in this ebook. Free for you at the WDA store.

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Restorative Ministry
The Restorative Ministry is dedicated to teaching churches (and other ministries) how to help people heal emotionally and relationally. Read How Emotional Problems Develop Free in our Store
Next Generation Ministry
WDA established our first ministry on college campuses in 1974. Now Next Generation Ministry engages young men and women not only in the university setting but also in communities and churches.
International Ministry
WDA trains leaders around the world by focusing on Jesus' method for discipleship. We believe that no matter what your cultural context, following Jesus' way of equipping leaders will produce mature leaders who are able to help others grow.
Church Ministry
WDA believes that Jesus' pattern for discipleship offers you the structures and methods to build a healthy church, whether training leaders, addressing the pain and emotional needs with Restoring Your Heart or developing a strategy to build missional communities or small groups.

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