Our desire at Bay Life is to spread the Gospel of Christ and to live out our mission to be disciples who make disciples.
What is Discipleship?
Discipleship is an intentional relationship to help another surrender to Christ and make Him the center of their life, because life is found in Christ.
Who is a Disciple?
A Disciple can be some or all of the following... someone who is: 1) Willing to take responsibility for their own spiritual development, but needs some direction; 2) Seeking spiritual truth; 3) A new believer or growing believer; 4) Someone you may already have a relationship with.
How Does the Discipleship Relationship Work?
You agree to meet together regularly (whatever works for both your schedules) and keep it real; keep it natural! Paul said, “I gave you not only the Word of God but also my very life.”
You are giving away your life and all that God is teaching you. It is a mentoring relationship and would be helpful to avoid the “teacher/learner” model. Make it a discussion instead of a lecture. You want to share your life openly and honestly with each other. Your discussion will be around your connection with God, how you stay connected, what you read and learn, how you interact and talk with God.
The speed of this process depends on the growth of the disciple.
Discipler Basic Training
We provide disciplers with the necessary training and support to feel comfortable in this role. A good portion of the work of our Spiritual Journey Pastor, Cindy Perkins, is dedicated to helping Bay Lifers move into discipleship relationships. Best of all, we have tools and materials designed to help you along the way. Our Discipler Basic Training classes are designed to prepare you to help another through each of these important areas of spiritual growth.
Join us for our next Discipler Basic training. You can register here for any of our upcoming training sessions. All trainings will be during second service (10:45 - 12:15).
August 11: Discipler Basic Training - Four Practices
September 8: Discipler Basic Training - Introduction
October 13: Discipler Basic Training - Seven Truths
November 10: Discipler Basic Training - Gospel of John
December 8: Discipler Basic Training - Talking with God
Next Level Discipler Training
Our goal at Bay Life is that through our surrender, God would use us to make disciples who make disciples. Discipling others doesn't have to be a nerve-racking experience and our Spiritual Journey team is committed to equipping you to navigate the discipleship relationship successfully.
At some of our advanced discipler trainings, we will spend time going through a book of the Bible and model the experience, including answering questions and teaching you how to use online tools, commentaries, and other resources as you lead others in their spiritual journey.
In other trainings, we will go through materials that will enhance your ability to disciple, and challenge you to grow even deeper in your own faith.
Registration is required and all you need is a Bible, a pen, and paper. (You might also bring your mobile tablet if you have one).
You can register here for our Next Level training on Tuesday, July 23 at 6:30pm.