Jim Putman is the founder and senior pastor of Real Life Ministries in Post Falls, Idaho. Real Life was launched with a commitment to discipleship and the model of discipleship Jesus practiced, which is called, “Relational Discipleship.” Outreach Magazine continually lists Real Life Ministries among the top one hundred most influential churches in America. Jim is also the founding leader of the Relational Discipleship Network. Jim holds degrees from Boise State University and Boise Bible College. He is the author of four books: Church is a Team Sport, Real Life Discipleship, Real Life Discipleship Workbook (with Avery Willis and others), and DiscipleShift (with Bobby William Harrington and Robert Coleman). Jim’s passion is discipleship through small groups. He lives with his wife and three sons in scenic northern Idaho.
Jim has signed a three book deal with Baker Publishers; first book due out in Fall of 2016.