Mathetes, Greek for Learner/Pupil
Matharia, The Female Disciple

Disciple Defined

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

Be Discipled

 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

Invitation

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

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.

Multiply

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

Freedom to live the abundant life

Freedom to be all you were designed to be

Following and abiding in Jesus

Experience a re-ordered life

Joining Jesus in His mission

Forming healthy relationships

“Being in a discipleship group has been life transforming. My relationships with my family, friends and most importantly Jesus Christ have deepened because of the time spent with my group praying, studying, serving and sharing life together” – Beth Tanzy, Co-Founder of Camp Lighthouse
“Bill and Narrow Gate guided me to find my purpose, equipping men to be Disciples. They provided me with the tools and confidence I needed to pursue that mission.” – Butch Nicholson