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The Disciples Page

The "disciples" are men and women who are committed to changing the direction of their lives. Usually, they are persons who have come from troubled backgrounds and who are often plagued by character deficiencies that aren't easy to overcome. These kinds of persons are exactly what the Lord had in mind in Luke 14:16-23. I've put together a study of that passage. It spells out the challenges posed by the poor and dispossessed and how much they're on God's heart in the End Days. Press here to navigate to that study.

Very briefly, each of the disciples is expected to . . .

  1. Hold down . . .
    1. a full-time job; or
    2. a part-time job that will enable him to contriubte financially to the house while at the same time enrolling in a job-training and/or job placement program.
  2. Attend a Monday evening "house meeting" to take care of "house business."
  3. Attend a Tuesday evening class designed to help them overcome destructive attitudes and habits and lead a victorious Christian life. It's a class Pastor Doug Shearer personally teaches.
  4. Attend a Thursday evening class designed to ground them in the Word of God - a class overseen by teaching pastors who are either Bible school or seminary graduates - or both. The Thursday evening class is administerd by Pastor Jerry Helmen. Those who complete the full year of Bible Study will be awarded a diploma.
  5. Attend Sunday morning services and other events hosted by New Hope Christian Fellowship.
  6. Take an active role in up-grading the neighborhood in which their house is located.

Further training will be made available for "graduates" who wish to become missionaries themselves and eventually, perhaps, to head up a discipleship house of their own as a house leader. Donations to The Discipleship Project can given by pressing on the PayPal button above. All donations are used for support of the houses (rent, mortgage, food, etc) - with nothing being allocated to salaries for the staff. The staff consists of men and women who have volunteered their time and skills.