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A Conference for Northern California Churches

Gil Stieglitz


Principles to Live By

Roseville, CA


Dr. Gil Stieglitz is the Discipleship Pastor and head of groups at Bayside Church in Granite Bay, CA. He has served as Executive Pastor, Campus Pastor, and a Senior Pastor in various churches in California, and founded Principles to Live By to spread insights about life lived God’s way. Gil also served for 13 years as a Denominational Executive with the EFCA helping churches become vibrant. He continues as a graduate school professor and teaching pastor in various churches.

He has an M.A. in Biblical Exposition and a Ph.D. in Christian Leadership with a special emphasis in Spiritual Warfare. He has authored over 25 books including 4 bestsellers: Spiritual Disciplines of a Christian; Becoming a Godly Husband; Becoming a Godly Wife; Marital Intelligence. His newest book, Building a Ridiculously Great Marriage comes out in late-2019.

2017 Workshop

21st Century Issues: Why Discipleship is Broken in So Many Churches


The process of guiding a person from beginner to godly Christian has been lost in so many of our churches. The Church as a whole is not turning out the quality of disciples needed for this new period of hostility to the gospel, especially leaders. We have seen people come to a church for five years and still remain the same whiny, self-focused, angry, unchanged person they were when they came in. This is a problem—a big problem. Why has discipleship broken down and how do we fix it?

In this seminar, we will examine a discipleship path that works for most churches in our modern world, transforming believers into thriving members of the body. We will explore the four key discipleship cycles that contain the secrets to getting a person growing and keeping them growing. We will also detail five specific actions that can change a small group into a transformative experience.