Step 1: Submit an Application
Start your process toward becoming a Life with God certified leader by submitting an online application. The application consists of three essay questions and requires about 30 minutes to complete.
Thank you for your interest in becoming a Life with God certified leader! Individuals who complete our certification process join a like-minded community of pastors, specialists, and lay leaders who are actively engaging the church in the work of spiritual formation and discipleship through Life with God.
Our training process will help you become a stronger group leader:
During our five-week training process you will:
Following training, we encourage certified leaders to continue interacting with each other on our Life with God leader Facebook group, and to dialogue with the Grafted Life team on ways to bring formation resources and practices into your church or small group.
We are praying for you as you consider this training opportunity.
“Life is richer when lived in Community. The LWG training enriched our skills in leading small groups, and forged such a deep connection with our trainer that we wanted to start a group just with them! An amazing experience.”
Nick, Leader in Dallas, TX
Allow 2 weeks to process your application. This allows necessary time for the approval process, training registration, material shipments, and setting up training dates. Certification training is 5 weeks long.
The fee for Life with God certification, including all books and training materials, is $225. You will receive the first two leader's guides for Life with God, a certification training manual, and two books: Do You Love Me? by Debbie Swindoll, and Alice Fryling's Seeking God Together.
Note that the certification process requires a free Grafted Life account. If you have already a set up an account to listen to Grafted Life podcasts or are currently an ESDA member, please log in to this account as you begin.