As an equipping ministry of First Baptist Church, Next Step is for members who have exhibited spiritual maturity and have expressed a desire to evangelize and disciple others. This is appropriate for those who have been discipled in the Timothy Group ministry or by other means.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” ~Matthew 28:19-20
“And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” ~2 Timothy 2:2
Those completing this 1-year discipleship training will be equipped to lead an effective discipleship group or work with individuals to help them take the next step in their walk with Christ and eventually disciple others.
Next Step Disciples may apply their training in a variety of ways including the following:
Next Step Discipleship will include the following areas of training:
The training will include the following curriculum:
Next Step will meet for approximately 1 year, meeting each Sunday evening at 6:00 P.M. in the multi-purpose room of the church.
This program is an equipping ministry of First Baptist Church, thus:
This is a members-only opportunity. Please talk with Pastor Dunford if you are interested in joining our church family.
The course will include varied teaching styles including DVD clips, lecturing, small group interaction, and one-on-one study.
Most of our training will take place during the Sunday night sessions. There will not be a lot of outside work, and there won’t be any books for you to read outside of class.
We will continue to have the traditional Sunday night worship service available every week for those not involved in the Next Step Discipleship program.
As always, nursery is available for children under 2 years of age. Your children 2 years and older will be encouraged to attend the Sunday night worship service where they can sit with qualified adult volunteers. The teen group will continue to meet during this time as well.