What Is Discipleship?
Discipleship is a command from God. It is the act of teaching others to obey and follow Jesus as the only way to the Father. Jesus says in John 14:6, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” To make disciples then, is to teach and encourage people to follow Jesus as the only way, to exalt Him as the truth, and to come to Him for eternal life as He leads us to the Father.
There is no better example of discipleship than Jesus himself, who taught and loved His disciples for three years before painfully dying on a cross to save them and His future followers from their sin and the wrath of God. After Jesus was crucified and buried, He was raised from the dead and spoke these words to His disciples:
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18–20)
With the power of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God, we hope to fulfill this command of Jesus to make disciples of all nations through THE WAY School of Discipleship and our Summer Discipleship and Service Program. Through following Jesus’ life, teaching others to obey God, and to follow Jesus as THE WAY, we seek to build up the Kingdom of God for His glory and the joy of His people!
Testimonies to God’s Grace
Working at LeTourneau this summer was a blessing in so many ways. Whether I was lifeguarding, hanging out with kids, or enjoying the in-between time with the staff, the Lord’s work in people’s lives (including mine) and the wider world was so clear… God is on the move here, and the people that have the good fortune to pass through the staff ranks are being prepared to become disciple-makers themselves.
For those interested in serving with us at LeTourneau, please look at either of our discipleship programs and consider applying!
We offer both of our programs for free and donations are our primary source of funding for our students, so if God leads you to give financially then we would gladly accept your offering in the Lord.
If you are a pastor or a leader in a church and would like to see how you or your youth can be involved, reach out to our Discipleship Coordinator to see how our ministries can connect!