The Christian life is a life long journey that requires us to move forward in our faith. Our hope is to introduce you to our loving God and equip you for the work that He has called you to. We have provided seven steps below to help you as you prayerfully determine your next step as you move forward in your faith.
Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
2 Timothy 2:1-2
What is discipleship?
Discipleship is the biblical process by which a believer is conformed into the image of the Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ. To be a disciple means that no earthly relationship, possession, or interest should compete with following Jesus (Luke 14:25-33). Simply stated, discipleship must be the heartbeat and priority of every New Testament local church (Matthew 28:18-20), and every New Testament believer (Colossians 1:28).
What are the goals of discipleship?
We have 4 goals for each and every member of HBC. These goals are accomplished over a period of time and serve to keep this church as a healthy, functioning body. The 4 goals of discipleship are:
• To establish the believer in the Worship of God.
• To establish the believer in the Word of God.
• To establish the believer in the Local church.
• To establish the believer in the Work of the Ministry.
How does discipleship work at HBC?
We view discipleship as the central ministry of the church. Given this, we take a very systematic and formal approach to discipleship. Below are the three steps we have in place to begin the process of discipleship.
Cost of Discipleship Class - This three week class provides a biblical overview of discipleship and is designed to help one discern to what extent they are willing and ready to follow the Lord Jesus Christ. * The Cost of Discipleship class is required before beginning Discipleship 1.
Discipleship 1 – Discipleship 1 is a one-on-one Bible study consisting of eighteen essential biblical lessons. This Bible study is used as a guide in the discipleship process to establish fundamental doctrines core to laying a proper foundation in the life of the believer.
Discipleship 2 - Discipleship 2, or “D2” for short, is a course that we have in place to help our members grow. The D2 class is your first step in the Living Faith Bible Institute. The core classes will include two semester’s worth of teaching that will take the believer to a deeper level of understanding of God, the bible, and our mission. Discipleship 1 is the prerequisite for Discipleship 2.