What is it?

Through extensive testing, the LifeWay Research team has discovered that certain factors are at work in the lives of believers who are progressing in spiritual maturity. These 8 attributes of discipleship are biblical factors that consistently show up in the life of a maturing believer.

  1. Bible Engagement
  2. Obeying God and Denying Self
  3. Serving God and Others
  4. Sharing Christ
  5. Exercising Faith
  6. Seeking God
  7. Building Relationships
  8. Unashamed (Transparency)

The TDA measures these 8 attributes plus basic doctrinal beliefs. Immediately after taking the TDA, the individual receives a report with recommendations in areas where improvement is needed. The leader for the church receives detailed results on the strengths and weaknesses of the congregation as a whole, with clear next steps to improve discipleship where needed most.