Jim Putman is the co-founder and senior pastor of Real Life Ministries in Post Falls, Idaho. Jim holds degrees from Boise State University and Boise Bible College. He is the author of three books: Church Is a Team Sport (2008), Real-Life Discipleship (2010), and The Power of Together (2016). He also co-authored two books with others: Real-Life Discipleship Training Manual (2010) and DiscipleShift (2013). Jim's passion is discipleship through small groups. He lives with his wife and three sons in scenic northern Idaho.

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PRE-CONFERENCE: Developing Better Disciple Makers – Hosted by Discipleship.org
Join Jim Putman, Ralph Moore, Bobby Harrington, Bill Hull, Ariyana Rimson and Daniel Im to learn how to get better at personally living out Jesus' final command. The sessions will be practical and led by some of the nations leading authorities and, more importantly, practitioners of disciple making. Special attention will be drawn to the Exponential-Discipleship.org Disciple Maker Assessment Tool – a free resource that will help everyone learn to get better and more effective at disciple making. See list of all speakers in this pre-conference here.
Day / Time: Monday 1:00pm – 5:00pm and Tuesday 8:00am – 11:30am
Location: Henry Chapel

Workshop Session 1: Pathway to Becoming a Disciple Making Church – Discover It
Real Life Ministries Senior Pastor Jim Putman and Senior Pastor Brandon Guindon of the newly planted Real Life Ministries Texas join with Luke Yetter, Executive Pastor at Real Life Ministries, to discuss "Discover the Biblical Foundation for Relational Discipleship." Followed by table discussions including over 20 church leaders from around the country living out Relational Discipleship.
Time: Tuesday, 2:30 – 3:30pm
Location: Faith Hall - Stageside

Workshop Session 2: Pathway to Becoming a Disciple Making Church – Live It
Lead Pastor Brandon Bowers of Awaken Church (Charleston, SC) joins Real Life Ministries Senior Pastor Jim Putman and Luke Yetter, Executive Pastor at Real Life Ministries Post Falls, to discuss "How to Personally Live Out Relational Discipleship." Followed by table discussions including over 20 church leaders from around the country living out Relational Discipleship.
Time: Wednesday, 8:45 – 9:45am
Location: Faith Hall - Stageside

Workshop Session 3: Pathway to Becoming a Disciple Making Church – Lead it
Riverside Church of Ft. Myers, FL Senior Pastor Bob Reed joins Real Life Ministries Senior Pastor Jim Putman and Luke Yetter, Executive Pastor at Real Life Ministries, to discuss "Leading the Shift towards Relational Discipleship at Home, Church, and World." Followed by table discussions including over 20 church leaders from around the country living out Relational Discipleship.
Time: Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:00pm
Location: Faith Hall - Stageside

Workshop Session 4: Pathway to Becoming a Disciple Making Church – Reproduce It
Lead Pastor Brandon Bowers of Awaken Church (Charleston, SC), Northshore Christian Church Senior Pastor Ken Long, and Eastside Community Church Senior Pastor Virgil Grant join Real Life Ministries Senior Pastor Jim Putman to discuss "Living it, Leading it and Reproducing Relational Discipleship." Hear stories from churches that are making the shift from 3 different paradigms. Followed by table discussions including over 20 church leaders from around the country living out Relational Discipleship.
Time: Wednesday, 2:30 – 3:30pm
Location: Faith Hall - Stageside

Bible Study
Start each day at Exponential in God's Word with other church planters. Worship begins at 7:30am.
Time: Thursday, 7:30-8:15am
Location: Faith Hall - Stageside

Workshop Session 5: Pathway to Becoming a Disciple Making Church – Multiply It
Lead Pastor Brandon Bowers of Awaken Church (Charleston, SC) and Senior Pastor Brandon Guindon of the newly planted Real Life Ministries Texas join Real Life Ministries Senior Pastor Jim Putman and Luke Yetter of Real Life Ministries to discuss "Planting Disciple Making Churches." Followed by table discussions including over 20 church leaders from around the country living out Relational Discipleship.
Time: Thursday, 8:45 – 9:45am
Location: Faith Hall - Stageside

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