Brian Phipps is the founder and President of Disciples Made. Brian was the Next Steps (Disciple-Making) pastor at Westside Family Church for nine years where he developed Westside’s discipleship and leadership development pathway in which the Disciples Made experiences were created. The Disciples Made experiences incorporate a disciple-making “operating system” Brian designed called the Intentional Disciple-Making Environment. Brian has consulted with many churches in developing their disciple-making process and currently leads multiple cohorts of church leaders in Kansas City.
He’s currently working on a book, Find Your Place: Locating Your Calling Through Your Gifts, Passions, and Story, co-written with Rob Wegner.
In addition to being a Next Steps pastor, Brian is also experienced as a church planter and senior pastor. Brian received his BA in Religious Studies from the University of South Carolina, and a Masters of Divinity and M.A. in Counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. Brian and Carol were married in 1994 and have three children, Hannah, Sam, and Caleb. Brian’s passion is to empower every Christ follower to discover, develop, and optimize their character and calling so that they make the biggest IMPACT on the world for Jesus.