Disciple and Discipleship
A disciple is an apprentice sort of. There are many examples of this in the Bible; Moses and Joshua, Elijah and Elisha, the high priests and the Pharisees. Even in other religions: Buddha, Mohammed, and even Jesus and their followers.
In history, discipleship has been known to be the most viral form of proliferating a doctrine, belief or religion. In today's world, corporate businesses engage in something like this but calls it another name like network marketing and so on. It is the scientific replica of a one-to-one system of establishing a solid base clientele, if you will. This is also the pattern that leads to many cult. When someone brings another, and he also brings another and the chain continues. Before long, a viral, solid, and strong pyramidal membership cult is birthed.
Many great leaders and world leaders who founded solid movement employ a one to one system for membership. It is effective and the membership is very patriotic and cultic, even to death. Jesus instituted this system with His disciples; to go into all the nations but through discipleship, one on one.
The Gospel spread like wild fire through this process. The Bible says that the disciples "turned the world upside down," one person at a time.
Sects like Jehovah's Witnesses and the Mormons are still active in this, and they are quietly gaining ground. Islam is also using this strategy now in the USA and they are busy and silently converting many white Americans, celebrities, and high profile officials in government circles not only to Islam but Jihad. You may want to do a little research on this and amaze yourself.
If you have never been discipled, you are not a disciple
"But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you" (John 14:26).
“The anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.” (1Jn 2:27).
However, there is a huge difference between the Jesus' style Discipleship and that of the world. Class and any other so-called Discipleship training and other academic, religious, or Bible training programs you know of.
If someone or a system is training you to be a disciple of Jesus, you will become the disciple of that person or that system. Jesus however appointed someone to be the only person to disciple people for Him
Aside from downloads of e-books, audio and video materials, we provide online interactive environment for students. We also encourage students to join our live streaming broadcast every time such is on-going.
We do not provide formal certification for the purpose of recognition, ordination and or ministerial position. We believe that the study is first and foremost unto God. We must study to show ourselves approved unto God. It is a way of personally equipping oneself for the call of God.
There is no formal examination, but there are occasional quizzes and questions at the end of each class and course to determine understanding and concentration.
Other Reasons for Discipleship:
In the Discipleship Class, you will:
There is no fixed time to start. The study is based on honor system, i.e. individuals study at their own pace. However, there is a suggested time frame of nine months for the Foundational Studies.
While the cost of attending or running a Bible School is formidable, there is no charge to undertake this study.