Discipleship Training

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updated 11/7/18


APPLICATION PERIOD
November 7, 2018 – November 28, 2018

ORIENTATION
Saturday, December 22, 2018 (Time 9AM-10AM)

date changed from 12/15 to 12/22

WEEKLY MEETINGS
Wednesday Nights (7PM-10PM)
January 2, 2019 – August 28, 2019
35 weeks


Discipleship Training (DT)


GOAL: To provide a space to practice living as a disciple of Christ in community


Prerequisites To Apply to DT


  1. Must be a born again believer in Christ
  2. Member of New Harvest Ministry and have been in a small group
  3. Have served in a ministry at NHM or part of one currently or will serve while participating in DT
  4. Have recommendation from a leader within NHM (small group leader recommendation highly preferred)
  5. Fluent in English conversation, writing and reading comprehension

What You Are Committing Yourself To


  1. Willingness to submit to the growth process with oneself, God, fellow DT members, and pastoral leadership. This includes being honest and open and being able to take correction from each other.
  2. Attendance at weekly DT meetings. After 2 absences you will be dropped from the program.
  3. Weekly Life Transformation Groups (LTG) with 2-3 DT members outside of regular DT meetings [view sample of LTG here]
  4. Submit weekly reflection papers (3 incomplete reflection assignments will result in being dropped from the program)
  5. Check each other’s reflections comment weekly
  6. Memorize a portion of Scripture together
  7. 2 outreach events
  8. Attendance and serving in every church event throughout the year (Thanksgiving Banquet, retreats, conferences, etc…)
  9. Once DT ends in August, you will be required to join a Fall 2019 small group and finish the Bible Reading Plan. You will also continue meeting in your LTG groups until the end of the year.

Time Commitment (per week)


  1. Weekly group meetings – 3 hours
  2. Weekly LTG groups – approx. 1-1/2 hours
  3. Weekly readings and reflection – minimum 1 hour daily
  4. Outreach events – TBD
  5. Church events – as scheduled throughout the year

What DT is NOT


    1. “I want to read the Bible in one year.”

While you will read the Bible in one year, that is not the primary goal of DT. DT is to help you cultivate living out as a disciple.

    1. “I want to study directly under a pastor.”

While the pastor will definitely help guide the group, each member will take ownership of the group contributing with their own and each other’s growth as disciples.

    1. “Once I finish DT, I will be a master disciple of Jesus.”

DT is there is help cultivate living each day as a disciple, but we will always be growing as disciples all of our lives as we continue to put what we learned in DT into practice.


2018 Curriculum (subject to change)


***Books will be available for purchase or you can purchase the e-book version (except for Bible as hard copy will be required)***

  1. “The One Year® Bible” Reading Plan by Tyndale
    View Book on Amazon (follows church-wide Bible reading plan)
  2. The Life You’ve Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People by John Ortberg
    View Book on Amazon
  3. Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary by J. D. Greear
    View Book on Amazon
  4. The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism by Timothy Keller
    View Book on Amazon

Expected Outcome


  1. To apply what you have learned in DT to continue living as a disciple of Christ
  2. Cultivate more ownership of NHM as your home church
  3. To disciple others in church, family, work, school, etc…

Checklist for Application Process


____ Understand the requirements and expectations clearly before signing up for DT

____ Completed & submitted online DT application and recommendation letter (more info at the bottom of the online application form) by deadline


Apply for DT


Online Application Form