Welcome Local Pastors


We are glad you’re here. You will find many resources on this page about disciple-making. We hope these resources will assist you in leading others to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

If Tim Bias or Sara Thomas can be helpful to you or to narrow down the resources below, please contact us at connect@transformingmission.org or

HINT: if you’re ever looking for a podcast you can find it by simply typing https://transformingmission/episodenumber. For example, episode 050 is https://transformingmission.org/050

Download the Handout from Local Pastors School

Videos to Guide Your Disciple-Making Journey


Deeper Reflection on Matthew 28:16-20

You can find Episodes 122- 128 on the podcast page. Each episode explores one specific part of the scripture. Together, you’ll get a complete picture of the whole passage

If You Want to Make Disciples…

The resources below are directly related to the 13 challenges to disciple-making we identified in the video training. Not every challenge has resources listed, but most do. If we can help you sort through the many resources below, please reach out to us at connect@transformingmission.org

1. & 2. Focus on building new relationships.



  • This video was originally recorded for Crucible. It walks through four questions to deepen your relationships with one another and start building new relationships that lead to disciple-making.
If you have trouble viewing this view please navigate here: https://vimeo.com/424572416/30a11e3984

3. Build Trust with Leaders, the Congregation & Community


Listen to this episode of the podcast where we explore the importance of trust.


  • Watch a video where Sara talks about the importance of trust. NOTE: This video was originally recorded for pastors in transition.
No, you didn’t miss three other videos on trust. Again, this video was originally recorded for pastors in transition. If you have trouble viewing the video, please click here: https://vimeo.com/424060635/a706b00b79

8. Follow Jesus Every Day

Listen to one or more of the following:

  • Watch the video about Disciple Making Practices at the top of this page.

Explore the “God Is With Us” Devotional as an example of the Read, Reflect, Respond, and Return process.

9. Tend to the four elements of disciple making for every local congregation

Watch the Congregational Disciple-making video at the top of this page

10. Learn to step into difficult conversations

Listen to one or more of the following:

Read one of the resources on the blog about Racism and Becoming Antiracist

11. Know Your Why

Watch this short video from comedian Michael Jr. about knowing your why.

12. Name the Behaviors that Embody What You Value

  • Listen to Episode 76: Are You Practicing or Professing Your Values?

Connect with Us

Sara Thomas


Tim Bias


Video 1 from LPS Training 2020

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Video 2 from LPS Training 2020

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