Why Discipleship is Important
Discipleship is critically lacking in evangelical churches today. Few women find themselves engaged in mentoring relationships of any kind. This is not only detrimental to the faith of those who lack the accountability, but it wreaks havoc upon the Christian home and the quality of the future leadership of the church.
Grace Clovis is a church that recognizes the need to develop mature followers of Jesus Christ. In order to do that we must “equip the saints for the work of ministry” (Eph. 4:12). We exist to transform the people of Clovis by finding, equipping, and multiplying followers of Jesus Christ for the glory of God. That is our vision. And the way we accomplish that vision is through our mission. Our mission is to establish a church in which every member has a mentor, every mentor oversees a ministry, and every ten ministries plants a new mission. The Discipleship Groups are central to this ministry model.
Our Discipleship Group Curriculum
Our Women’s Discipleship Group is currently going through The Journey curriculum that has been developed by Randy Pope at Perimeter Church in Atlanta, GA. You can learn more about the material at lifeonlife.org. Here’s a brief description from their website:
The Journey is a three year curriculum designed to help a disciple maker develop mature and equipped followers of Christ, who will be able to do the same with others. The content focuses on an array of topics that we believe are crucial for the development of mature and equipped followers of Christ. There are three unique programs of study (Blue, Green, & Red). Each program is 28 weeks and is sold separately. The three programs may be used in any order. Each week of content is separated into five sections to help the leader focus on the five elements of transformation: Truth, Equipping, Accountability, Mission, and Supplication (T.E.A.M.S.©).
Sign Up For A Discipleship Group
Our church will start by going through the Blue Program (September 2014 – May 2015). The first year curriculum will cost $15 and can be purchased online at lifeonlife.org/store.
Please fill out the contact form below if you have any questions or you are interested in joining the Men’s Discipleship Group.