We are so excited that you are taking the step to grow and be discipled. Jesus poured His life into those in close relationship with Him. We want to model His life. He invited people into close relationship with Him and was willing to have challenging conversations that lead to spiritual growth.
As God changes your life, we want to encourage you to join us in Jesus' last challenge to make disciples of all nations.
We are praying for you as you grow.
Disciple in Relationships
Following Jesus Example
Jesus’ model was high invitation, meaning He invited many to follow. At NCC, we recommend
having 3-4 people in your disciple group. We don’t disciple in a strictly one-on-one basis, because Jesus didn’t. We learn from each other! That said, we discourage large groups, because fostering close relationships is vital to discipleship.
Daily Connections: 1 - 4 weeks
In the beginning, we strongly encourage you to have daily contact with those in your group. Some suggested connections are: Read a bible reading plan together in the YouVersion app & share comments on what God spoke to you // Text feed - text the group with a few prompts (how they are doing, about their day, if they are struggling, prayer, etc.) // Prayer phone call - get on the phone and pray for each other’s needs.
We need more than just a digital connection when we’re sharing life together. Each week we want to spend time together. This is your opportunity to have intentional discussions about life, God’s word, and discipleship content. Get creative with this time! i.e. Morning coffeeee // family dinner // a shared interest or activity of the group // Serve together at a non-profit. The goals are to be together, have intentional conversations, and engage with scripture.
Monthly Connections: Last 2 months
Everyone is growing together, and you’ve been living life together. The heart of this phase is to still connect and challenge each other to grow, while making an effort to multiply. This is the time to challenge each other to pray for the people God is leading you to disciple next. As you disciple others, stay connected to keep growing and make sure the new groups are solid.
MAKE DISCIPLES. Remember: this is an organic process. The goal isn’t to stick to a rigid timeline. You may find that you can move more quickly or need to slow down. We want to walk at the pace of natural growth and focus on developing those we’re discipling.
Reveal Individual Assessment
We know you want to grow spiritually. But how do you know if you are growing? We have partnered with Reveal to help. We have a short survey to help you know your current stage of spiritual growth and how you can keep moving forward. This short assessment asks questions about loving attitudes along the Spiritual Continuum, beliefs, personal spiritual practices, virtues and faith in action. We encourage you to take this at the beginning and end of your discipleship process.
This survey is 36 questions long. Try not to overthink it. After you complete the survey you will immediately get an email with your results along with some tips to keep growing in your relationship with Jesus.
Content for Spiritual Conversations
Right Now Media
We want to help resource you as you walk through this discipleship process. You will notice some additional resources with the spiritual growth content. There are videos that will help you understand more about what you are learning on a site called RightNow Media. There you will find all kinds of videos on topics like parenting, marriage, faith, studying the scripture and much more. There are instructions below to access the RIGHT NOW MEDIA library, and they’re all totally free. Don't feel limited to just the videos we suggest! Use this tool to grow in all areas of your life.