Invitation to Pastors and Ministry Leaders to Reimagine and Recalibrate Discipleship

Hosted by Dr. Charlie Self
Co-author, Life in 5D: A New Vision of Discipleship Co-developer,
The Discipleship Dynamics Assessment™

Stop thinking about change – begin today making mature disciples and measuring progress.

Reimagine and recalibrate all you are doing in terms of biblical outcomes for everyday life, not just outputs serving your programs.

Refocus on the Great Commission, the Great Commandment, and the Great Invitation – leading people toward a seamless life of worship, witness, and work.

Ready for your next steps forward? Three ways to get started (in-person or virtual):

Keynote address: Invite Dr. Charlie to give an interactive talk with your community and/or leadership team, with time for formal and informal conversation. This experience ranges from 1.5-2.5 hours.

Executive Briefing: Charlie leads a strategic on integrating your mission, vision, and values with whole-life discipleship. This interaction lasts up to 3 hours.

Half-day Workshop: This 3-4-hour experience (up to 20 people and multiple communities) focuses on creating a custom plan for the future for your community. Your location, culture, and vision are unique.

Contact Charlie: email:; cell: 408-307-1339. He is happy to speak by phone and share video conversation. Personal/organizational advising is available on a limited basis.

Costs for each experience will be determined by organizational capacity and needs.

Meet Dr. Charlie Self

Charlie and Kathy are celebrating 43 years of marriage and have three adult children and five grandchildren. They live in Highlands Ranch, CO. You can email Charlie directly at He can be contacted by phone at 408-307-1339.

Charlie and Kathy’s shared mission: Encouraging, equipping, and empowering destiny in individuals and organizations. This is accomplished with speaking and writing, advising and teaching, the fine arts, and collaboration with leaders and communities. Charlie’s website:; Kathy’s site:

Present Arenas of Service

With Dr. Johan Mostert and Rev. Jame Bolds, Charlie is the co-founder of Discipleship Dynamics™ (2012-present) – a biblical, empirically verified whole-life discipleship assessment that measures 5 Dimensions and 35 Outcomes. See this revolutionary tool at

Charlie is an Advisor/Consultant to many leaders and organizations, offering personal and professional coaching, strategic insights, and pathways for flourishing.

Charlie is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and an experienced pastor, credentialed since 1980. He has served as an associate and senior pastor in several congregations in California, Oregon and Washington, D.C. He has served as an interim pastor several times. He is currently part of the teaching team at Highpoint Church, Aurora, CO. He accepts select invitations for speaking and teaching in local churches.

Charlie is the Chief Intellectual Officer of the new Pathmakers Foundation, established in 2022, focusing on funding and advising local community leaders and organizations that have new ideas, models, and collaborations for changing their neighborhoods.

Charlie is a Visiting Professor at The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (2006-present, 2009- 2016 as a full-time professor) in Springfield, MO where he teaches courses in church history, mission history, leadership development, and discipleship.

Charlie is part of the Steering Team of the new Ascent Movement ( dedicated to re-engaging and re-evangelizing North America with a compelling vision of God’s kingdom.

Charlie is a board member and recognized ministry with Vine Associates ( a network of leaders dedicated to kingdom advancements in all domains of society.

Charlie has been part of the Acton Institute for Religion and Liberty ( as a faculty member, senior advisor and supporter (2011-present). Acton is a world-leading think tank dedicated to good intentions and sound economics that build a free and virtuous society. He leads the Protest Chapels and lectures at the annual Acton University event.

He is a founding member of Steering Team with Oikonomia Network/Karam Fellowship (2013- present) ( with leaders from many different colleges, universities and seminaries exploring faith, work, and economics integration.

Charlie was an early leader and is currently an Executive Advisory Team member of Messenger Fellowship (1988-present) ( This diverse network invites leaders to strive for a “Radical Middle” and foster reformation in the church and awakening in the world.


Director, Made to Flourish (2016-2021), empowering pastors and churches to integrate faith, work and economic wisdom for the flourishing of their communities. ( Charlie was Director of City Networks, City Expansion, and Learning Communities.

Charlie was a founding Board Member for Missio Alliance (2012-2021) (, inviting Christian leaders into a generative, expansive, intercultural network to cultivate holistic theology and practice.

Charlie has been in professional post-secondary education since 1981. He has been an adjunct, associate, full professor and a visiting professor, teaching over 50 courses in Bible, History, Philosophy, Religion and Theology at The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Northpoint Bible College, Trinity Bible College, Bethany University, Continental Theological Seminary in Brussels, Belgium, George Fox University, William Jessup University and Northern California Bible College.

Charlie has taught more than 50 graduate and undergraduate courses in Bible, history, discipleship, leadership, religion, theology, missiology, and community development. He had led seminars, colloquia, and workshops with business, academic, community, and political leaders on community flourishing.


Charlie has four earned degrees: BA in History with College and Major Honors in Renaissance/Reformation and Colonial American History 1981; MA in History on the Church and Social Change in Latin America, 1992; Ph.D. in Modern European History, with foci on Belgian Protestantism and studies in Virtue Ethics and the Holocaust, 1995. These degrees were earned at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He also has a MA in Philosophical and Systematic Theology, from The Graduate Theological Union and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, CA. in 1986.

Charlie is the author of four books: Recent works are, Life in 5-D: A New Vison of Discipleship (with co- authors Dr. Johan Mostert and Jame Bolds, Ph.D.(C)), (BronzeBow Publishing, 2022), and Flourishing Churches and Communities: A Pentecostal Primer on Faith, Work and Economics for Spirit-Empowered Discipleship (Christian’s Library Press 2013). He is the author of numerous articles on many sites, including Made to Flourish, The Gospel Coalition, Influence Magazine, Missio Alliance, Christian History.

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