What is the Pattern Platform?
ANY MISSIONARY, ANY CHURCH, ANY DEVICE
The Pattern Platform was born from the belief that the task of sharing the gospel and making disciples “to the ends of the earth” is not limited to the select few, but is the responsibility of every believer.
The smartphone—with more than 4 billion users worldwide—has the potential to help believers make disciples, establish spiritual communities, and catalyze church-planting movements around the globe—even in places where gospel access is restricted by hostile governments and ideologies.
And Pattern can help make this happen. The Pattern Platform enables any missionary, church, or group to create a disciple-making and church-gathering app and place it in the pocket of anyone, anywhere, in any language.
We have the audacious goal of launching 150 apps in 50 different languages by 2025.
Our mission is to help catalyze disciple-making and church-planting movements so that Jesus receives his inheritance from every language, people, and nation.
Around the world today, millions of people are coming to faith in Jesus through a basic pattern. In small, simple gatherings:
- They are discovering the truth of God’s Word.
- They are learning to hear his voice through Scripture.
- They are obeying his commands and sharing his good news with others.
And when new believers experience this simple pattern of discovering, hearing, and obeying, Jesus establishes his Church and movements are born.
Mirroring this spiritual life cycle, the Pattern Platform empowers missionaries, church planters, pastors, and other disciple makers to create discovery Bible studies and other discipleship material tailored to the needs and languages of their culture and people.
Each customized Pattern app—fully loaded with the truth of Scripture and the DNA of disciple-making movements—can then be shared endlessly and easily, all under the radar of governments opposed to its message.
Unlike most small-group discipleship resources, applications created on Pattern are filled with the selected or original content of the missionary, pastor, or small-group ministry leader. Our Content Creator web application makes this process incredibly simple. That means the spiritual growth path, the meeting guides, and all the scripture lessons are customized for the needs of each group.
Our on-device apps and cloud systems store no personal or device information. All data is encrypted when downloaded and when stored on the device. We have an optional PIN Lock Screen for all versions of the app. There are additional, unadvertised features for our secure Android app being used in locations unfriendly to the gospel.
Check out Pattern’s features and options.
Who is it for?
If you’re a missionary . . . imagine being able to share an app with new believers and knowing that it will help them not only become disciples but disciple makers, even if you never see them again.
If you’re a pastor . . . imagine being able to create a journey through Scripture that all of your parishioners and small-group leaders can traverse together—and then share with others in their lives.
If you’re a small-group leader . . . imagine being able to craft and compile all of your discipleship and leadership resources in one place, where your group members can easily access them and pass them on to other people they are discipling.