Welcome to Discipleship Academy



As the New Jersey Synod, we are called to build up disciples to grow up and go out, serving and blessing their communities. The Discipleship Academy is an initiative to:

  • Equip congregations and their leaders with resources to fulfill their mission to grow the people of God in their location
  • Work together and share the untapped wisdom found in our clergy, deacons and lay leaders
  • Lift up publicly those in our congregations who can be examples or mentors for others in a growing life of discipleship.


The Discipleship Academy is a series of 4 week courses to encourage deeper faith through practices of discipleship. There are seven core courses that emphasize the building up of foundational discipleship practices. Elective courses on a wide variety of topics will also be offered as supplementary courses.


The core courses are:

  1. Sacred Storytelling and Witness
  2. Bible Reading
  3. Prayer
  4. Community in Christ
  5. Generosity
  6. Our Lutheran Witness
  7. Serving Our Communities