Discipleship

Exalting the Lordship of Jesus Christ!

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

THE WAY School of Discipleship has helped to be more of a man of God and to understand the Bible much better.

Samuel Peters

Student in THE WAY School of Discipleship

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.

Julia Hotchkiss

Summer Missionary 2021

February 11-13th

 

Upcoming Events

REVIVE Youth Retreat

REVIVE is our youth ministry for middle and high schoolers.  We focus on sharing the love of Jesus Christ through evangelism and discipleship.  Individuals and groups arrive on Friday, February 11th at 5:30pm and will stay till Sunday, February 13th at 10am.  The youth will spend time in devotion, worship, playing games, and fellowship.  The retreat will be 2 nights, Friday and Saturday, and will consist of 5 meals, Friday dinner, B, L, & D on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday.

Get Involved

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!

Kyle Navratil

Discipleship Coordinator

Kyle is the Discipleship Coordinator at LeTourneau and leads THE WAY School of Discipleship, teaching and working with students to build them into disciple-makers. He began serving at LeTourneau in the Summer of 2020, co-leading a Bible study in THE WAY Summer Program and helping our maintenance team. He then enrolled in our One-Year Discipleship Program during his final year of college at SUNY Geneseo and in August 2021, he was offered a full-time position at our ministry which he gladly accepted!
 
Beyond LeTourneau, Kyle is the head coach for The Victors Men’s Gymnastics Team in Rochester and he enjoys his evenings (and mornings) studying Greek and Latin. He is also a Master’s student in Linguistics at Syracuse University. Kyle is always looking for new ways to volunteer in church communities and at other ministries with the students! He is eager to build up the body of Christ through THE WAY School of Discipleship and to see God move in the hearts and minds of the young Christians that he feels called to disciple.
 
For more information about Discipleship at LeTourneau, you can reach Kyle by email or phone:
 

Phone: 585-354-1877 

Email: kylenavratil1@gmail.com