"I had the privilege of working first hand with Rob Devens for a number of years, and watched him pioneer the concepts and vision shared on this site. He (along with the team he developed) designed and implemented a full Growth Class structure within our church of 1000+. The transition to these classes was a culture shift that is taking root and continues to be built today. Even now, while living states away, Rob continues to be a valuable piece of our team as we seek to have our people grow in spiritual depth and understanding. He continues to oversee our growth ministries and lead people through the structures he has put in place."

Andy Hahn - Executive and Acting Senior Pastor of First Evangelical Free Church - LaCrosse, WI

Rob used his many years of experience in adult Christian education to create a viable program of growth classes at our church, which he continues to oversee even though he is now 2,000 miles away! I highly recommend his services.

Dr. Roger Erickson - elder First Evangelical Free Church - La Crosse, WI

I attended a training seminar for growth class teachers that was developed by and taught by Rob Devens. Prior to and during many years of higher education employment, I participated in many teacher training sessions. I found Rob Deven’s seminar to be exceptional for a Christian environment with many concepts applicable to a secular environment as well. Rob is also very skilled in today’s technology, which is a great plus.

Judith A. Erickson, former college educator and administrator

In August 2009, I had the privilege of attending a training seminar for growth class teachers taught by Rob Devens. Rob has distilled and refined the best from many sources and added plenty of his own insights to create a great package that is both soundly biblical and intensely practical. During the seminar, he modeled good teaching by the engaging, caring way he led the discussion, making everyone feel valued.

Dr. Roger Erickson, former university educator and current growth class teacher

Rob Devens has a mix of gifts and skills, partnered with a passion for excellence in teaching, which make him uniquely suited to design avenues of spiritual growth for adults. I worked closely with Rob for almost 10 years and have seen him effectively carry the responsibility for all aspects of pastoral ministry, but it’s when he designed and implemented our new growth ministry strategies that we saw the very best of what Rob has to offer. Rob continues to lead, from a distance, through skilled use of technology and evaluation tools.

Darcy McCallson - Director of Connection Ministries for First Evangelical Free Church - LaCrosse, WI