A mature disciple of Jesus Christ is someone whose active, daily pursuit is to become—by every means available—like Jesus in relation to God, to humanity and to God’s creation.
CHARACTERISTICS of a Mature Disciple
Calm in the face of adversity
Love for God
Love for neighbor
ACTIONS of a Mature Disciple
Receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit
Internalizing the Word of God
Seeking justice and peace
Being socially conscious and active
Living a life of holiness
Having a consistent and intense prayer life
Fellowshipping with other believers
Mentoring new converts.
Journey to becoming a mature disciple of Jesus Christ!
Define the Relationship The sessions are intended to give each participant a clear understanding of what it means to be a Mature Disciple of Jesus Christ. Sessions are also intended to help participants make a conscious, informed decision and commitment to either begin or intensify their serious journey toward becoming a Mature Disciple of Jesus Christ.
Phase 2: Cultivate
Preparing the Ground This phase is intended to steer participants to practice behavior that will get them to examine themselves, examine scriptures, and to examine if their actions are incorporating the characteristics that will ensure maturation as a Christian.
Phase 3: Sow
Planting The Seed Now that the cultivating process is complete, it is time to sow into “good ground’. The key elements of this phase are (1) the seed, which is the Word of God, (2) the good ground or soil which is the human spirit and (3) the devil.
Phase 4: Maintain
Preserving The Growth
Participants will assess and develop individual habits to nourish and maintain their spiritual development. They will study and practice the spiritual disciplines to facilitate on-going discipleship
Phase 5: Prune
Pruning The Disciple This advanced phase of discipleship will focus on God’s pruning process to bear abundant fruit in the life of a disciple.
Phase 6: Protect
Protecting the Relationship This course will focus on protecting your relationship with God, God’s people, and God’s creation by putting on the whole armor of God.
Phase 7: Share
Proclaiming the Faith
MEET THE FACILITATORS!
DP1: Evang. Anthony Fuller
DP1: Tremayne Redd
DP2: Dea. Suzette Butts
DP2: Dea. Darlene Peterson
DP3: Timm Smith
DP4: Min. ReNeé Dunman
DP4: Min. Kevin Dunman
DP5: Min. Cedric Butts
DP6: Dea. Sandy Steward
DP6: Michael Steward
DP7: Dr. Sharon S. Riley
The Sessions in Action!
From presentations to projects, Discipleship 2.0 brings the Word of God to life
with practical applications and innovative activities
Faith Deliverance Christian Center is
a Bible-believing Pentecostal church
committed to a strong Christian
witness to the world.
Faith Deliverance Christian Center, Inc.
1010 East 26th Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23504