The 2:7 Series – Discipleship Training Curriculum

The 2:7 Series is a discipleship training curriculum that develops disciples who experience long-term, life-changing results. Each of its 3 workbooks is an 11-week course led by a qualified leader/facilitator.

What is The 2:7 Series?

The 2:7 Series is a discipleship training curriculum with a proven track record. Each of its three workbooks is an 11-week course led by a qualified leader/facilitator in a small discussion group format. The series leads participants through the fundamentals of discipleship to strengthen their walk with God.

The three discipleship training courses are:

You will find The 2:7 Series discipleship training course is Biblically rooted and practically focused, developing disciples who experience long-term, life-changing results.

The significance of the name The 2:7 Series

The name is based on the Scripture reference Colossians 2:7 — the statement of the apostle Paul to a New Testament church: “Rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” What the apostle Paul, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, expresses in this passage clearly defines the specific goals of this training:

  1. Become Built Up in Christ: For a Christian to become built up in Christ and strengthened (or established) in his or her faith. This series of courses includes instruction in practical Bible study techniques, Scripture memory skills, how to have an exciting devotional life, and how to be more effective in evangelism.
  2. Overflow With Gratitude: For a Christian to learn to overflow with gratitude in everyday life. The series will help an individual learn to experience and enjoy a stable and consistent Christian walk.
  3. Be Taught or Instructed: For a Christian to be taught (or instructed). This implies that training needs to take place before believers develop into a follower of Christ whose life can significantly impact the lives of people around them.

How to Use The 2:7 Series

The three books are designed to be completed in sequence. Book 2 builds on the work done in book 1, and book 3 builds on what your group has accomplished in the first two books. You will enjoy each book’s biblical and practical approach to discipleship. As many others have, those of you who participate in a 2:7 group can expect to experience positive life changes as you study and apply this time-proven material.

Here is the main content of the discipleship training curriculum:

Book 1: Growing Strong in God’s Family

In the first book in The 2:7 Series, you complete exercises that strengthen your spiritual foundation through enriching Bible study, Scripture memory and group interaction.

Book 2: Deepening Your Roots in God’s Family

The discipleship training in this second book builds on the work done in the first book. You will learn ways to deepen your own Christian life, approaches for sharing your faith, and how to experience an extended time alone with God.

Book 3: Bearing Fruit in God’s Family

You will continue to develop and strengthen your walk with Christ during this third book in the series. You discuss priorities and life management, learn a versatile tool for explaining the gospel, and sharpen your own salvation testimony.

Each book in The 2:7 Series includes:

  • Bible studies to ground your faith
  • Bible-reading practices to foster consistent habits
  • Helpful illustrations to inform your outlook
  • In-depth teaching on evangelism and prayer to grow a vibrant faith
  • Scripture memory guides to make God’s Word your own

Training Groups vs Growth Groups

The Navigators 2:7 Series | Colossians 2:7

The 2:7 Series is discipleship training. We Navigators tend to think of training groups as being more demanding than growth groups. It is difficult to perfectly differentiate between the two. An example of a growth group might be people who prepare a Bible study, come together to talk about what they have studied, and pray together.

People in training groups learn and practice skills while they experience spiritual growth. In The 2:7 Series people learn and practice skills such as quiet time options, ways to meditate on Scripture, how to sharpen and tell their salvation story, and other skill-based topics.

For additional information about The 2:7 Series® discipleship training curriculum and how to implement it in your church or group, see or contact our Navigators Church Ministries.

Purchase from NavPress

NavPress offers a number of tools for both growth groups and discipleship training groups. The 2:7 Series provides well-rounded discipleship training for both men and women—in separate groups or together.

Additional Languages

The 2:7 Series, as well as adaptations of the series, are available in the following languages:

Was this helpful?

Thanks for your feedback!


Leave a Reply

By commenting, you agree to our Code of Conduct.