“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you.” Matthew 28:19-20
At Calvary, we follow this calling of Jesus to go and make disciples in our neighborhoods and the nations. Discipleship is journeying through life together in community while learning to obey the teachings of Jesus and becoming more like Him along the way.
Through being discipled, you are being empowered and equipped to fulfill your part in God’s work of redeeming and restoring the world as you learn how to live and love like Jesus with all your heart, mind, soul and strength.
This lifelong learning can happen in one-on-one mentoring, small group community and Sunday services. The essential elements, beyond any particular format, are intentional steps to grow together in God's Word by God's Spirit.
DISCIPLESHIP COURSES AT CALVARY:
One on One Discipling
A great way to grow in your walk with Jesus, is to connect with someone that's ahead of you on the faith journey, and meet regularly with them for a season. There are various Calvary Church disciplers/mentors willing to be a friend, and lead you through all kinds of experiences and lessons like:
- Reading and studying the Bible
- Coaching to strengthen your spiritual disciplines
- Memorizing scripture verses
- Going through a discipleship book/course
- Praying together
Following Jesus Course
The 9-week "Following Jesus" series is designed to help you discover how to live and love like Jesus. Come grow in your faith by journeying through the foundational elements of discipleship and get connected with others along the way. If you’re a new follower of Jesus, or want to become more grounded in the basics of Christianity, this is perfect for you!
To get matched up with a leader who can walk you through the "Following Jesus" course anytime, please contact us at
"Following Jesus" Notebook
This Calvary-developed course is now available in print at the Corner Bookstore! Come check it out. Student Edition $12 / Leader Edition $15.
If you want to deepen your knowledge of God’s Word, apply biblical truths, discover your true identity in Christ, learn basics of the faith or help others do the same, discipleship is the thing for you. At Calvary, this happens through the Alpha Course, Following Jesus Course, LifeGroups and one-on-one relationships.
If you want to gain or offer Christ-centered insight about a specific season or role in your life, mentorship is the thing for you. At Calvary, this can happen through LifeGroups, Family Ministries mentoring and one on one relationships. If we are able to facilitate connection with a LifeGroup or a mentor/mentee, we want to make that happen. However, we have learned that one of the best ways to find a mentor or be a mentor is for you to get involved and start making friends with those outside your circle.
If you are looking for a mentor, begin by observing how others live and notice the ones you admire. Choose one of these people and ask them to have coffee with you. Begin learning more about their life. Ask for their input into specifics of your life. You may gain all you need in one sitting, or you may want to continue that relationship for a season.
If you want to mentor others, the process is similar. Begin by making friends outside your circle. One easy way to do this is to join a six pack. 6-packs are small groups made up of 6 individuals born in different decades. Another option might be to begin serving in an area that might also attract the type of person you want to mentor. If you want to mentor high school students, start serving in our High School Ministry. If you are interested in mentoring young married couples, get involved in serving in Family Ministries. Identify those individuals with whom you naturally connect and then go for it! Start meeting together, listen well and continue to point your mentee to Jesus and the truth in His Word.
Knowing what you’re looking for and understanding what we have to offer will give each of us a head start to making the best possible connections as you continue to follow Jesus and grow in your faith.
"So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness." Colossians 2:6-7