What is Discipleship Counseling?
The purpose of the GLF Discipleship Counseling Ministry is to share biblical truths in a personal way with anyone facing struggles so that the person may experience the freedom of their new identity in Christ. Based on Galatians 2:20, I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives within me; and the life which I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.
What should I expect?
After an initial contact, people are paired with a discipler to begin a series of 8 to 10 one hour sessions. Each session is focused around the teaching of biblical truths in a personalized approach. Some of the biblical truths that will be discussed are identity, law & grace, forgiveness, and walking by faith. In this biblical teaching/learning process, we trust the Holy Spirit to reveal profound truths about God's unconditional love, a self-image based on the finished work of Christ, and how to walk out life by faith.
What is expected of me?
Bring a teachable attitude and a willingness to do some homework each week (reading, podcast listening, praying, writing reflections, etc).
What is the cost?
While donations are appreciated and welcome, we offer this ministry free of charge.
Who are the Discipleship Counselors?
The team is not made up of psychologists, social workers or state licensed counselors. The team is made up of compassionate disciplers who are well trained through a year-long course developed by Network 220. This course has been used for over four decades throughout the world, training people to help others find their freedom in Christ.
What happens after the Discipleship Counseling process?
- We invite you to church where you will be enriched with relevant biblical teaching in a loving and accepting environment.
- We encourage you to engage in a life-group or one of the many Elective Hour classes.
- Consider enrolling in The Journey which is an in-depth, semester long, Bible study on the New Convent.
- We can recommend books and other materials to enrich you in your walk.