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13th St. church of Christ Discipleship Ministry

As seeds are being spread throughout the Washington DC Metro area, surely some of them are bound to hit fertile ground. As a result of the seeds hitting fertile ground, we have a new born (a Christian) being added to the body of Christ. The new born Christian is no different than a new born baby; the new born Christian needs guidance, support, and help to mature. The 13th St. church of Christ has provided a way for any new born babe in Christ to mature through the Discipleship Ministry.

Discipleship (i.e. mentoring) is God guided parenting, (i.e. we use the bible as our guide). A mentor is a trusted counselor and a disciple is a person who is under the care or guidance of the mentor. Discipleship involves teaching, admonishing, instructing, comforting, restoring, strengthening, reproving, rebuking, and encouraging others to follow a biblical pattern of life (Romans 15:14, I Thessalonians 3:2).

The mentor's job is to take a special interest in nurturing the newborn Christian and give them everything they need so they maybe thoroughly equipped for every good work (II Timothy 3:16).

Template For Discipling

The following is a sample of a 6-month mentor/disciple relationship:
  • Meet via the congregation/telephone and set up weekly contact and monthly meeting/fellowship times, set guidelines/expectations/boundaries, make sure disciple has gone through New Member Orientation and received their bible/packet of info/filled out profile sheet (this is done during the 1st month)
  • Communicate 1-2 times a week in person, email, snail mail, etc. (1 of those times needs to be verbal communication)
  • During the 1st month, make it a point to call your disciple every Tuesday and Saturday to remind them of the services and get a confirmation of their attendance
  • Meet for fellowship meeting once a month (the 1st one should be at the mentor's abode if able)
  • Invite disciple to participate in activities you participate in (start the 2nd month)
  • Visit disciple at their home if feasible (start the 2nd month)

  • Sample Biblical Topics Include:
    1. Church Attendance (worship and activities)
    2. Putting Away the Old You
    3. What Happens During the Worship Service
    4. How to Pray
    5. Church Participation (How Can I Become a Servant)
    6. Church Leadership
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    13th St. church of Christ Discipleship Ministry

    As seeds are being spread throughout the Washington DC Metro area, surely some of them are bound to hit fertile ground. As a result of the seeds hitting fertile ground, we have a new born (a Christian) being added to the body of Christ. The new born Christian is no different than a new born baby; the new born Christian needs guidance, support, and help to mature. The 13th St. church of Christ has provided a way for any new born babe in Christ to mature through the Discipleship Ministry.

    Discipleship (i.e. mentoring) is God guided parenting, (i.e. we use the bible as our guide). A mentor is a trusted counselor and a disciple is a person who is under the care or guidance of the mentor. Discipleship involves teaching, admonishing, instructing, comforting, restoring, strengthening, reproving, rebuking, and encouraging others to follow a biblical pattern of life (Romans 15:14, I Thessalonians 3:2).

    The mentor's job is to take a special interest in nurturing the newborn Christian and give them everything they need so they maybe thoroughly equipped for every good work (II Timothy 3:16).

    Template For Discipling

    The following is a sample of a 6-month mentor/disciple relationship:
  • Meet via the congregation/telephone and set up weekly contact and monthly meeting/fellowship times, set guidelines/expectations/boundaries, make sure disciple has gone through New Member Orientation and received their bible/packet of info/filled out profile sheet (this is done during the 1st month)
  • Communicate 1-2 times a week in person, email, snail mail, etc. (1 of those times needs to be verbal communication)
  • During the 1st month, make it a point to call your disciple every Tuesday and Saturday to remind them of the services and get a confirmation of their attendance
  • Meet for fellowship meeting once a month (the 1st one should be at the mentor's abode if able)
  • Invite disciple to participate in activities you participate in (start the 2nd month)
  • Visit disciple at their home if feasible (start the 2nd month)

  • Sample Biblical Topics Include:
    1. Church Attendance (worship and activities)
    2. Putting Away the Old You
    3. What Happens During the Worship Service
    4. How to Pray
    5. Church Participation (How Can I Become a Servant)
    6. Church Leadership