The Rev. Dr. Phil Maynard shares strategies for helping people mature as Christians in a workshop titled "Membership to Discipleship."
Maynard notes that our mission is to "make disciples of Jesus Christ," yet there seems to be a lack of certainty about how to go about doing this. Drawing on the experiences of those congregations doing this well and on the best of current research, this workshop provided practical steps for helping disciples in our congregations become more like Jesus. We The workshop brought clarity about what discipleship is, identified catalysts for spiritual growth and explored how to build the process for intentional development as disciples of Jesus.
Maynard has served as Path 1 coaching network (Discipleship Ministries) director, excellence in ministry coaching director and coach training for leaders director. Before taking an early retirement to enter a full-time ministry of coaching, consulting, and training, he served as director of congregational excellence for the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. He is a certified coach, an endorsed coach (UMEA), a certified conflict/mediation coach, and licensed trainer/facilitator.
Maynard is a graduate of Duke Divinity School (M.Div & Th.M); University of Kansas (M.S. Ed); and Drew (D.Min). He is author of "Shift," "Foundations" and "Membership to Discipleship."