Discipleship Begins With You

Jeff Allen
Pat Dirkse

Before we consider the question of your church’s discipleship effectiveness, we need to first ask – how effective are your discipleship practices personally?  Discipleship begins with you, and no matter where you are in your journey – growing in the character and competency of Jesus Christ is an important ongoing transformational process. 

Whether you are young, old, a pastor, lay leader or an individual trying to understand and live into your discipleship calling – we invite you to consider the following questions and take the next faithful step. What is God saying to you? How are you living in obedience?

Invitation & Overview

We encourage you to listen and live in faith-FULL obedience to God’s voice during a 9-month weekly discipleship journey in which you learn, listen, and live in a way that looks more like Jesus. This personal invitation provides an important season for you to BE as you consider what God might be inviting you and your church to DO in the coming season(s) ahead. In this journey you will walk alongside RCA disciple-making practitioners from different contexts who will provide practical tools and coaching that will sharpen and clarify your focus in the areas of character, competency, and calling. 

Look for this course to begin November 16, 2020. The cost of this 9-month, in-depth coaching cohort is $750 for any leader. We are also offering a discounted rate of $450 for up to two additional members from the same church after your first leader has registered. If this discount applies to you or if you feel your extenuating circumstances requires additional help with the cost of this course, please contact our Discipleship team at discipleship@rca.org before purchase.

This online Coaching Cohort will provide you with an opportunity to engage with practical Teaching, Training, and Tactical Tools to help you grow in your personal walk with Jesus while providing a reproducible approach for developing disciples in your context. A brief summary of scriptures and themes included in this online Coaching Cohort are as follows:

  • Matthew 16:13-24 The Jesus Way of Making Disciples 
  • John 14:6 The Way We Learn 
  • Luke 6:12-19 Living a A Jesus–Shaped Life + Disciple Self-Assessment 
  • Mark 1:15 & Mt. 7:24 Hearing & Practicing 
  • I Corinthians 4:14–16 Living a life Worthy of Imitation
  • Matthew 22:36-40 & Mt 28:19-20 Purposeful Direction + 5 V tool

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Course Includes

  • 3 Lessons
  • 8 Topics
  • 1 Evaluation