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The department of discipleship ministries exists to foster spiritual growth and life change on campus through the means of small groups and mentoring relationships. While other departments within the Christian ministries division focus primarily on "outreach," discipleship ministries focuses primarily on "in-reach" for the edification of the student body.
Discipleship Council: Affectionately known as the "DC," this select group of upperclassmen assists the discipleship director in administration of discipleship small groups. Throughout the year, the DC examines the topic of discipleship through Bible study, group interaction, and shared ministry experience.
Discipleship Groups: These small groups seek to create an atmosphere for spiritual growth through accountability, prayer, open discussion, and loving community. Led by upperclassmen, under the direction of the Discipleship Council, the groups start in the fall and meet once a week for the duration of the school year. The meetings alternate between community building activities and discussion of a topic of study. Sign-ups occur the third week of Fall semester in the Student Center.
Prayer Groups: Several student-led prayer ministries function on campus under the direction of discipleship ministries. Contact the discipleship ministries office for information on joining one of these groups.
Chapel Prayer Team—Uplifts select chapel services on a rotating schedule
S.P.A.R.K. (Students Praying and Reaching Kin)—For students with unsaved family members
iUnderstand—For students with chronic illnesses or disabilities
Jireh—For students with loved ones affected by cancer or other serious illness
Fit To Be Tied: Engaged and seriously dating couples may take advantage of this year-long pre-marital preparation program. Student couples are paired with a faculty or staff mentor couple to meet with throughout the year in order to discuss issues and questions raised in five general session meetings. Registration packets are available in the Christian ministries office at the start of fall semester.