Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Developing Committed Disciples

    • How to be intentional about Spiritual Growth over time.

    • How to Build a Prayer Pathway

    • How to Build a Bible Engagement Pathway?

    • How to use the spiritual habit covenant?

    • How to use Digital Tools to help your members develop spiritual habits

  • 2

    Foundations Class

    • Who to use Foundations Class

    • What is in the Foundations Class Material


Spiritual Growth Team

Jason Wieland

Jason Wieland has served as a Spiritual Growth Pastor at Saddleback since 2015. His primary roles include developing small group curriculum, designing new classes, and co-hosting Saddleback’s Doable Discipleship podcast. He loves getting to think about how to help people learn more about God and grow closer to him. Jason loves serving with his wife, Alicia, and their one-year-old, Benjamin.

Doug Jones

Doug has served as a Spiritual Growth Pastor at Saddleback Church for the past 4 years. He has a passion for helping believers become disciples by modeling their lives after Jesus. Doug has been married to his wife, Joyce, for the past 9 years and God has given them with two wonderful children, Emilia and Jude.

Foundations Trainer

Linda Tokar

Linda Tokar serves on the 201 Team as the leader of Foundations. She has taught Foundations for over 15 years. Her passion is coming alongside people as they learn to know and love God through the study of His Word.

Spiritual Maturity Pastor

Brandon Bathauer

Brandon Bathauer serves as the Spiritual Growth Pastor at Saddleback Church. He earned a BA in History and Theology from Azusa Pacific University, and a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. His life objective is to proclaim and live out God’s kingdom in such a way that curiosity is cultivated, hearts and lives are genuinely transformed, and communities come to life in the light of Jesus’ radical love. Brandon considers his life blessed by his wife Bethany and their son Lincoln.