Mathetes, Greek for Learner/Pupil
Matharia, The Female Disciple
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. – John 13:15 NIV And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple. – Luke 14:27 NIV
The Narrow Gate Way
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” – Matthew 7:13 NIV
Sequence and process can be clearly seen in the way our Lord trained the Twelve. He recognized and respected the natural order of things and patiently persevered with His disciples throughout their preparation without taking any shortcuts. He did not supernaturally pass over important stages as He shaped their lives or intervene in the natural course of human development.
Order and patience are both needed in the discipling process. It takes time for the patient acquisition of virtue. Gradually building a strong foundation in disciple making requires the patient, systematic, and methodical acquiring of wisdom, knowledge, and experience. As syndicated columnist Cal Thomas observed: “You cannot microwave a life.” – Dr. John Musselman
To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” – John 8:31-32 NIV
It takes time for an individual to understand our process for lasting replicable transformation through knowledge, skill and character. We want to ensure you know what you are saying yes to.
Join in three consecutive 1-year covenants with 4-6 believers. Together you will go through the 4-phase process Jesus modeled in His ministry with our Apprentice of Jesus Curriculum.
Many of those who complete step 2 then become actively engaging in multiplication and making disciples within their sphere of influence. We provide ongoing mentoring, training and equipping.
The Fruit of Your Commitment
This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. – John 15:8 NIV
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. – John 15:16 NIV