The Real Discipleship Survey is an instrument designed to support the development of maturing disciples at both the personal and congregational levels. It measures the level of maturity in each of six dimensions of discipleship:

  • A Life of Worship
  • A Life of Hospitality
  • A Life Open to Jesus
  • A Life Obeying Jesus
  • A Life of Service
  • A Life of Generosity

At the personal level, each participant receives a report indicating the level of maturity for each dimension, possible next steps for growth, and suggested resources for personal development. It is a powerful tool, particularly when used in a discipleship coaching relationship, for supporting the development of growing disciples.

At the church level, each participant receives the report as described previously. In addition, the church administrator receives a matrix giving the percentage of persons identifying themselves in each of the levels of maturity for each dimension. This is an invaluable resource for discipleship teams in planning for the support of an intentional discipleship process.

The Indiana Conference has purchased a conference-wide license which makes the survey free for all INUMC churches and congregants! Below are links to instructions for churches to “claim their profile” and for individuals to take the survey.

Individuals need the Church Access Code: INDIANAJOY (all uppercase, no spaces)

If you have questions, contact R.C. Muhlbaier (


Take the Real Discipleship Survey

Instructions for individuals


Claim a Church Profile

Instructions for churches


Frequently Asked Questions


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