Made for Discipleship
We get it – sometimes discipleship can be intimidating! We wonder if we are really the person God wants to use, but the truth is God can use us right where we are in life. It just takes one step of faith at a time—growing in Christ and helping others do the same. Our friends at Navigators want to encourage you that discipleship can be simple and easy to incorporate into your everyday life.
Like we always say at IF:Gathering, “We need each other!”
Tell us about Navigators
For nearly 90 years, Navigators have helped people around the world bring hope and purpose to others through something we call “Life-to-Life® discipleship. It’s not a program or curriculum, it’s more of a commitment to help our friends know Jesus, starting from wherever they are in life.
We do this on college campuses, and military bases, and in workplaces, inner cities, local communities, and hard-to-reach places all over the world.
Why are you so passionate about discipleship?
Navigators has been following Jesus’ example of intentionally investing in other’s lives through prayer, reading the Word of God and walking through everyday life together. We call this Life-to-Life® discipleship. As part of the great commission in Matthew 28:19 Jesus told his disciples “…to go and make disciples of all nations.”
In order to reach all the nations, start by growing in Christ and helping others do the same. You can do it!
How have you seen the Digital Discipleship Journey be an effective tool to grow in Christ with others?
Addressing the number one obstacle that stands in the way of disciples becoming disciplemakers—lack of confidence. The Digital Discipleship Journeys™ was created to come alongside others and help teach them what discipleship is and show them simple and easy ways can you fit it into your everyday life.
What would you say to someone who doesn’t think they are qualified or equipped enough to disciple?
“Discipleship just takes a few things:
1. Know Christ (grow in your relationship with Him by reading His Word, having fellowship with others, talking to Him).
2. Share Christ with others (what are you learning in the Bible? Pray for those God places in your life. Love your neighbor.)
3. Help them to pass their faith onto others, by walking through everyday life together and intentionally seeking to know God and love others well.
2 Timothy 2:2, “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.”
What is one thing you want to tell the IF:Gathering women?
You are fearfully and wonderfully made. And He is calling you to take that step of faith—just one at a time to pass on His love to the next generation. You can do it! Grow in Christ and help others do the same.
Learn more about our friends at Navigators and check out their site here!