Growth and Challenge

Get ready to move your Christian growth into high gear as you challenge yourself with Discipleship for Life.
DFL is River of Life’s adult discipleship program, broken out into four different short series.

THIS CLASS WILL RESUME WINTER, 2022.

Discipleship for Life:
ESSENTIALS FOR CHRISTIAN LIVING

This series takes a look at 10 essential areas for a deeper spiritual life. From this class you will be motivated to make these primary components part of your daily walk with God.
Consists of 5 weekly sessions.

In the first week, we will take a look what it means to have “authentic faith.” What does it mean to have the kind of faith that yields results? Let’s find out together what the Bible has to say about faith and belief in the name of Jesus.

In week two we will take a look at effective methods for studying the Bible. How do I begin? What are some different methods, and what works best for me? Discover specific goals, methods and strategies for making your personal Bible study time come to life!

In week three we will take a look at the will of God. What is the will of God for us? How about for you individually? What does the Bible say about God’s will and how can we know it?

In week four we will explore the topics of unity and godly authority . What does the Bible say about unity, and the power of living as one—with each other and with God? It’s more powerful than you can imagine!

In week five we will explore the dynamics of living a Spirit-filled life. And what does it mean to live in the Spirit of God, and to have a life of power and peace in God? Find out in this exciting final class of series.

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WHERE ARE DISCIPLESHIP CLASSES HELD?

All Adult Discipleship Classes are held in the lower level of River of Life in Room 106.

WHAT IS THE COST?

There is no cost for attending Adult Discipleship Classes. In order to serve the church and all who attend, we try to make classes easy to attend! Just sign up at the Event Center or using the buttons on this page below.

HOW LONG ARE DISCIPLESHIP CLASSES?

Depending on the class, most are between two to five weeks each. Watch for our class announcements as they change frequently throughout the year.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND DFL CLASSES?

Discipleship for Life classes can be classified into two groups: Early discipleship and deeper study discipleship.

Early discipleship class series are BASICS and ESSENTIALS. Deeper study classes are STREAMS 1 and STREAMS 2 classes. So, anyone who would like to start out strong in their new or renewed faith would be welcome to attend BASICS & ESSENTIALS to start. For those looking for more detailed topical studies should enroll in STREAMS classes. Watch for schedules as they change throughout the year.

WHAT ARE "STREAMS" CLASSES?

From a river flows… a stream! Streams 1 classes are Bible training classes, designed to help you become more familiar with the Word of God. Topics may include characters in the Bible, books of the Bible, and focused studies on biblical themes. Length of classes vary. 

Streams 2 classes are informative and powerful classes which explore biblical principles and Christian application such as powerful prayer, spiritual gifts, God’s anointing, and other biblical precepts. Length of classes vary. 

Discipleship for Life:
BASICS

In this dynamic series, you will increase your understanding of God’s Word through inspired teaching, group interaction and application of spiritual truths in your own life.
Consists of 5 weekly sessions.

In the first week, we will discover who God is, and what the Bible is all about. Is God invisible? Where is He now? What is the Bible exactly? How was it written? Who can understand it? These and many more questions are answered in this class.

In week two we will take a deep look at salvation and the church. What exactly happens when a person gets “saved” and “gives their life to Christ?” How does this impact me, and what am I supposed to do next? What is the church’s purpose? Why are there so many? How do I fit in the church? We will answer these questions and more!

In week three we will take a look at prayer and fellowship. What is prayer? Is there a specific way to pray? How can we know our prayers are heard and will be answered? What is fellowship and why is it important in the life of the believer? Is it OK to be isolated as a Christian? This class answers all of these questions and more!

In week four we will explore the topics of forgiveness and giving/tithing. What does it mean to truly forgive someone? What does it mean to be forgiven? How does Jesus’ sacrifice make a difference with forgiveness? Why does God need my money? What does He do with it? What is tithing versus general financial giving? These and many more questions will be answered in this vital class!

In week five we will look at communion and baptism. What is communion? Do I need to participate in it? How does communion assist in my walk with God? What is water baptism? If I was baptized as a baby, isn’t that good enough? Is there a biblical type of baptism? These questions and more will be answered in our final class of this series.