What is a disciple?
A disciple is a learner, an apprentice who seeks to model his life after a master teacher. A disciple of Jesus Christ is a believer who has made a conscious decision to follow Christ (Luke 9:23). He is someone who lives with Jesus so that he may live like Jesus.
You may be wondering, "How do I get to know people and begin to grow in Christ?" Suggested steps for your discipleship journey in our church include:
• Join a Bible study class. This is your "neighborhood" in our small town. Our regular Saturday evening or Sunday morning classes should be your first point of contact. Seasonal Bible study guides with a full listing of classes are available at the atrium information desk.
• Contact the Director or Discipleship Director of your class to find out what courses or small groups/discipleship groups are starting up or meeting. Then, simply join a group!
• If you are a small group leader, please register your group by clicking here.
Sampling of Recommended Group Studies:
Essential Christianity - Learn what it means to really know Christ in this study written by Bill Hybels. In this six-week study you will discover how to grow spiritually and how to follow Jesus in a world that is anything but devoted to Him. The book includes leaders' notes.
The Disciple's Cross - This is the first book in the MasterLife series by Avery Willis; a 6-week study which includes Bible study, scripture memory and assignments. Develop a deeper relationship with Christ as you practice the six Biblical disciplines of a disciple.
Disciple's Prayer Life - This 13-week study is designed to help the growing Christian know the Father and walk with Him through prayer. Some key concepts include using the Bible in prayer, expressing gratitude in prayer and worshiping God in prayer.
1 & 2 Timothy - This is a 12-week study by John MacArthur. All of MacArthur's several book studies are recommended.
Having a Real Relationship with God - This is a six-week study by Kay Arthur. For more Kay Arthur studies visit the Precept Ministries International website.
For a full list of recommended group studies click here.
Contact us for assistance in forming your small group, reserving a room on campus and for answers to your general questions.