This means that every New Hope person should be in discipling relationships. Ultimately, we would like to see everyone engaged in dual-direction discipling. This means that every person will be both a Disciple and a Disciple-Maker.
We believe that disciple-making happens through Life-on-Life engagement. Disciples and Disciple-Makers enter into each other's life spaces and become sacred companions on the journey. Each discipling relationship is unique. There is no "one size fits all" in disciple-making.
A Disciple is someone who, through a relationship with others, is following Jesus, being changed by Jesus to be like Jesus, and is committing to the mission of Jesus. (Our hope is that) YOU are a Disciple.
A discipling relationship is a commitment between two people to meet together regularly to share their spiritual journeys. It is a space where you can discover who God is and who you are, where God can heal you from hurt and brokenness, and where you can grow to become more like Jesus. A discipling relationship is a space of true transformation.
Discipleship happens with you meet with another person, called a Disciple-Maker, to learn and to talk about your life with God. Every discipling relationship is unique, but usually you will meet with your Disciple-Maker once a week for 1.5 hours.
Every discipling relationship is unique, but usually meetings will take place in homes or in a dedicated space at the New Hope building. Usually, discipleship meetings will take place in spaces that are private, quiet, comfortable, inviting, safe and beautiful.
Jesus told his Disciples Peter and Andrew, "Come, follow me." He extends that same invitation to each of us today. With that invitation, Jesus also appointed us to help each other grow as Disciples. Through a discipling relationship, you can experience the discovery, healing, and growth that Jesus invites you to.
You can begin by telling us that you're interested! Discipling relationship are formed through discernment. Together with the Holy Spirit, we will identify a space where you can be transformed through discipleship. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org