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WHY WE 
EXIST

We are here to forge men who love God and who want to help guide their bothers to Know Him and make Him Known.

We are devoted to building a hands on discipleship, that strengthens and tempers the men in the greater Sacramento region.

We forge men of God 
through life on life discipleship, and serving
churches in the greater Sacramento 
region.

Forging Disciples is a Federal 501 (C) 3 non-profit corporation founded in 2018 whose Federal ID is

82-4574014.

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MEN MATTER

The state of men today.

There is overwhelming evidence that fatherlessness is at the root of many of the worst problems we face in America. Below is a summary of the impact of growing up without a father:

  • 63% of youth suicides

  • 71% of high school dropouts

  • 71% of teenage pregnancies

  • 85% of youth incarcerated

  • 90% of runaways and homeless youth

 

In every way imaginable, children who grow up without a father in the home are worse off. And not only do they suffer, but we all suffer. Our families, our schools, our churches, our communities, and our nation are all worse off because of fatherlessness.

Imagine taking eighteen men to a baseball field, breaking them up into two teams, and giving them helmets, bats, balls, and gloves.  Now imagine that only one of them has ever seen a baseball game.  

 

That’s what is happening in our culture today, only one out of eighteen men is learning how to be a Godly man.  So, we suffer divorce, fatherlessness, crime, and many other societal problems.

Forging Disciples exists to break that cycle, by helping men become a Christ-like servant husband and father to their family.

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REACHING MEN

We all know that Christ is the answer to the problem of fatherlessness. The more a man loves God and loves his neighbors as he loves himself, the less likely he will allow his life and his family to fall apart around him.

Men who are humble, patient, loving, and forgiving are very likely be effective spiritual leaders of their families. These men’s children will not struggle with the impact of fatherlessness and are much less likely to grow up and inflict fatherlessness on their children.

Because Christ is the solution to the problem of fatherlessness, the church is responsible for helping their men go deep into the word and live daily lives that glorify God. But many churches struggle to effectively engage their men. And because many churches are failing their men, those men are failing their families.

Why do so many churches have ineffective men’s ministries? One reason is that most churches try to engage their men only through group and small group activities and bible studies. These are fine strategies for getting a guy to show up, but ineffective strategies for getting guys to go deep. Guys need a one-on-one setting to go deep in their faith, and to talk through their biggest challenges and how they can apply God’s word to being a better husband, father, and son to Christ. There is a limit to what a church can accomplish through activities, bible studies, and small groups. But most churches don’t have the time, the capacity, the resources, or the know-how, to establish an effective one-on-one discipleship practice.

This is where Forging Disciples comes in. We work with church leaders on setting a clear vision and expectations for disciple-making, we provide the strategy for them to follow, and we help guide them down the path.

Are you ready to take your first step to freedom?

Throughout the disciple journey, hope is ignited, peace becomes abundant, your life becomes filledwith joy as the love from God fills you. We know from our personal experience of being discipled that your best days are ahead.

To learn more about discipleship, please contact us here. We will set up a face-to-face meeting to

get to know you, explain what life on life discipleship is, and answer all your questions.

 

Once you’ve decided to become a disciple with us, you’ll complete and return our Disciple Questionnaire, a Pace of Life Index, and Margin Analysis. Then, you will begin meeting with your

discipler 1.5 hours every other week for the duration of your discipleship.

OUR TEAM

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Bill Coibion, President

Visionary, Discipler, and Speaker

Bill had a successful career in healthcare culminating as the CFO of Diasonics, a Fortune 500 company and completing over 40 healthcare IT mergers through Counterpart Capital. Bill was blessed to be discipled for fifteen years by Dwight Hill, a Navigator for over 45 years. Bill has discipled about one hundred businessmen since 1995, most of whom suffered from the “missing man”and lacked affirmation and love by their father when growing up.

Meet our Board of Directors

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Bill Coibion
President of Forging Disciples

John Schoeppach 
Chairman of Forging Disciples & Senior Vice President of Merrill Lynch

 

Rick Green
Vice President of Forging Disciples & former Executive Committee Member, MGO LLP

Meet our Disciplers

Bill Coibion, Dave Asche, Doru Bere, Ed Hunter, Eric Ellsworth, Erik Meyers, Jeremiah Miller,
John England, John Schoeppach, Moe Smith, Rick Green, Scott Terpstra, Spencer Slater

and Steve Navarro.

WISDOM 

We seek the wisdom that comes from God, rather than the wisdom of man.

"The wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere."

James 3:17

FAMILY

We recognize the importance of the family, and the role of the fathers in the family. We are called to restore the role of the fathers and prevent the devastating effects of fatherlessness in our nation.

FAITH

We put our faith in God and His original design. In His power of redemption and the perfect plan He has for us.

HUMILITY

We believe the chief attribute of a true believer is humility, which makes possible all other honorable qualities. 

"Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life." 
Proverbs 22:4

LOVE

We believe the standard of love is God's love for us. 

"Love others as I have loved you."

John 13:34-35

INTEGRITY

Loving the truth and walking in it.

"Whoever walks in integrity walks securely."

Proverbs 10:9