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School of Discipleship

Taught by renowned catechist Jeff Cavins, the CI: School of Discipleship is open to all adults and teaches the basics of discipleship, how to share your faith with confidence, and how to cultivate a deeper life of prayer.

In this seven-week course, students become “activated disciples” and embark on a guided 40-day discipleship challenge to help put what they learn into practice. The course culminates in an inspirational and interactive Activated Disciple Seminar.

Location: Mary, Mother of the Church, Burnsville, MN (Classes held in person or via live stream)

Dates: Seven Tuesday evenings, November 9  - December 21, 2021

Time: 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Description: 40-Day Discipleship Challenge followed by an Activated Discipleship Seminar with Dr. Mary Healy. Date TBD


Registration and cost

Price: $125 for in-person or $100 for live stream. Register with a friend(s)* and each person receives a $25 discount.

Cost covers: Seven lessons taught by Jeff Cavins, materials** (book, journal, chart, commitment card, kerygma card), Activated Disciple Seminar registration.

Early-bird deadline: Oct. 31, 2021

Deadline: Nov. 7, 2021

Registration: Register online

NOTE: Special online registration is available for Mary,Mother of the Church Parishioners.

If you are a parish group, email Kelly Wahlquist () to learn about available. discounts

*Must register with a friend (at the same time) to get the discount. No refunds will be given for friends signing up after you.

**Shipping cost not included for those unable to pick up materials at Mary, Mother of the Church. Materials will be distributed the last week of the course.


You will learn important keys to live your life as a modern disciple:

  • What does it mean to be a modern-day disciple?
  • What are the daily disciplines of a disciple?
  • How do you share your faith with confidence?
  • How do you bring your prayer life to a new level?
  • How do you hear the voice of God in daily prayer?

Frequently Asked Questions

The quick answer is "no" and the more detailed answer is: If you have gone through the CI: Pillars Program and ever asked, "What's next?"— this experience is for you. If you have not gone through the CI: Pillars Program but are interested in taking your faith to the next level—this experience is for you. If you want to truly walk with Christ—this experience is for you! Participants must be 18 years of age or older. You can participate in person or via live stream!

The quick answer is "no" and the more detailed answer is: It is so much more! It is a life-changing experience that begins with seven weekly one-hour teachings by Jeff Cavins, followed by time with Jesus in adoration. After the seven lessons, we begin a 40-Day Discipleship Challenge where we put into practice the disciplines of a disciple. Students receive a 40-Day Discipleship Challenge journal that guides them through each day, along with encouraging videos from Jeff every other day. After the 40-Day Discipleship Challenge, we gather together for an interactive Activated Discipleship Seminar.

The quick answer is....well..."kind of." Throughout the seven-week course, we will be striving each day to be disciples of Jesus. So, while this may take some work, it is our hope that we don't just confine it to our homes, but share Jesus everywhere we go.

The quick answer is "no" and the more detailed answer is: The material in the CI: School of Discipleship is the result of Jeff's realization that we need to go beyond learning and to put what we have learned into practice. This will be a journey with a special emphasis on creating the life of a disciple.  

The quick answer is seven Tuesday evenings from January 5 to February 17, 2021 (7:00 - 8:30 p.m.) at Holy Family Catholic Church in St. Louis Park, MN. Students have the option to join us in person or via Livestream.

Following the Tuesday lessons, students will embark a 40-Day Discipleship Challenge during which they will receive a 40-Day Challenge journal and receive inspirational videos from Jeff throughout the week. On April 10, 2021, we will come together for a follow-up seminar to be inspired and to share our experience.


For more information, visit The Experience.

All registration is online.


Before December 12 , 2020: $125 for in-person or $100 online. After December 12, 2020: $150 in-person and $125 online. Register with a friend(s) and each person receives a $25 discount! 

Cost includes seven lessons taught by Jeff Cavins, materials* (book, journal, chart, kerygma card), and Activated Disciple seminar registration.

* Shipping cost not included for those unable to pick up materials at Holy Family Catholic Church.

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