2 Timothy 2:1-2 "Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also."
What is Discipleship?
Discipleship is the biblical process by which one is conformed into the image of the Son of God, The Lord Jesus Christ and according to Christ, no earthly relationship, possession, or interest, can or should compete with discipleship. (Luke 14:25-33) Simply stated, discipleship must be the heartbeat and priority of every New Testament local church (Matthew 28:18-20) and every New Testament believer. (Colossians 1:28)
What are the goals of Discipleship?
We have 4 goals that for each and every member of MBT. These goals are accomplished over a period of time and serve to keep this church as a healthy, functioning body. The 4 goals of discipleship are:
• To establish the believer in the worship.
• To establish the believer in the word of God.
• To establish the believer in the local church.
• To establish the believer in the work of the ministry.
How does discipleship work at MBT?
We view discipleship as the central ministry of the church. Given this, we take a very systematic and formal approach to discipleship. Below are the three steps we have in place to begin the process of discipleship.
Cost of Discipleship Class - This three week class provides a biblical overview of discipleship and is designed to help one discern to what extent they are willing and ready to follow the Lord Jesus Christ.
* The Cost of Discipleship class is required before beginning Discipleship 1.
Discipleship 1 – Discipleship 1 is a Bible study consisting of eighteen essential biblical lessons. This Bible study is used as a guide in the discipleship process to establish fundamental doctrines core to laying a proper foundation in the life of the believer.
Discipleship 2 - Discipleship 2, or “D2” for short, is a course that we have in place to help our members grow. The D2 class is your first step in the Living Faith Bible Institute. The core classes will include two semester’s worth of teaching that will take the believer to a deeper level of understanding of God, His Word, and our mission. Discipleship 1 is the prerequisite for Discipleship 2.