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A Year Long Life Changing Program

The program is a 52 week year long program covering a variety of subjects, referred to as modules.

There are eight modules in the School of Discipleship. Each module has five sessions covering a variety of subjects.

The first module looks at the story of salvation— how we moved From Death to Life—and how we are all called to be disciples of Christ. The School begins at Ground Zero with the assumption that students know next to nothing about the faith. This is because quite a few Christians have picked up a lot of wrong information about their faith. Consequently, they live it incorrectly and share it incorrectly. However, this is not kindergarten stuff; you only need to look at the topics to see how serious they are!

The second module is on Spiritual Growth and begins with a look at Discipleship. (Notes for the entire first session are in this brochure). God has commissioned us to make disciples of others, but we cannot make disciples of anybody without first being disciples ourselves and this session delves into the various elements necessary to grow as a disciple of Christ. This leads up to helping students establish disciplined prayer lives and study time, as well as encouraging students to get into the habit of sharing the blessings they have received with others and also sharing their faith with other people.

The third module takes an in-depth look at Scrip- ture—The Word of God. We begin by learning how to read it. Unfortunately, many (most?) Christians have never read the Bible cover to cover with the result they know very little about the God they profess to believe in. It doesn’t matter, because one of the aims of the School is to ensure that by the end of the year every student has read it! Students are also taught how to study the word, how to understand it correctly—a lot of people take Scripture out of context, usually to prove some point that they wish to make, so it is important we understand it right—and how to meditate upon it. There is also a huge emphasis on memorizing Scripture and most students are able to quote Scripture fluently by the time they are done.

The fourth module is focussed on the Holy Spirit where we take an equally deep look at the third person of the Holy Trinity.

We study the Gifts of the Spirit in the fifth module. The Holy Spirit is a gift of God, but when he comes, he bears gifts, himself—four bags of them. One contains the Isaiah gifts of sanctification—wisdom, understanding, counsel, might, knowledge, a fear of the Lord and piety; the second, a whole lot of fruit—love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control; the third contains gifts of service—these comprise everything from preaching and teaching to admin- istration and cheer-ing somebody up! And the fourth bag contain the gifts of manifestation, power gifts that build the church. Wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, miracles, prophesy, discernment of spirits, tongues and the interpretation of tongues. We end this module with a look at how to discover the gifts we have been given.