Welcome to the School of Disciples South East London (UK)
If you reside outside London this course can be studied online. ENROL NOW!
You will embark on a journey that will take a year of adventure that will teach you how to acquire love for the Word of God resulting in transformation in you that is the image of the Master Himself.
This adventure starts with a retreat, followed by Monthly lectures and tutorials, which aim to stimulate dialogue and address spiritual issues that need to be understood in order for each believer to become an effective Christian and a soul winner.
A variety of teaching tools and methods will be employed such as lectures; tutorials, role-play, videos and individualised counselling.
In spite of the exceptional increase in churchgoers in the last two decades, there has been a note able decline in Christian principles and values. Our Churches have never been more fragmented and morally corrupt. What is responsible for this paradox?
The answer lies in discipleship; there is clearly a disconnect between belief and behaviour, this poses the greatest threat to Christianity in the 21st century, bigger than doctrine and ritualism. The Church community typically focuses on making converts rather than making disciples. Consequently we have many immature "converts", but very few disciples. However Jesus commanded us to make "disciples", not just converts. Matt. 28:18-20 is very explicit (Command to the Church) "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations".
Every Disciple is a convert, but not every convert is a Christian disciple. A Christian disciple must endeavour to become more and more like his master Jesus Christ, hence He said "If you abide in my Word, you are my disciples indeed". When we abide in the Word, we live it". John 8:3. Behaviour and lifestyle must align with the teachings of Christ.
We invite you to join the School of disciples in South East London. Our aim is to transform believers
into disciples and disciples into disciple makers.
Training will commence with a weekend residential retreat at St Ann's Manor Wokingham, England.
The course including retreat, manuals and other resources are provided free of charge by TSF.
Classes: One Saturday a month (usually 3rd Saturday)
Venue: Seminar Room St Mary's Church, St Mary's Road, London SE15 2EA.
MODULE 1 WHO IS A DISCIPLE?
1.1 Aims and Structure of the Training
1.2 Essential Characteristics of a Learner
1.3 The Bible - An Introduction
1.4 The New Life
1.4 Who is a Disciple?
1.5 Counting the Cost of Discipleship
SPIRITUAL TRANSFORMATION AND REGENERATION
1.6 Why Should a Believer Be Transformed?
1.7 What Is the Goal of the Christian Life?
1.8 Understanding the New Birth using Butterfly Life Cycles
MODULE 2 CHRISTIAN DOCTRINES & PRINCIPLES
2.1 Introduction to Biblical Doctrines
2.2 Jesus Christ and His Work
2.3 Doctrine of Sin
2.4 Doctrine of Salvation
2.5 Doctrine of Faith
2.6 Doctrine of Angels
2.7 The Rapture
2.8 The Kingdom of God
MODULE 3 CHRISTIAN LIVING
3.1 The Role of the Holy Spirit in the Life of a Disciple
3.2 The Nature, Purpose and Use of Spiritual Gifts
3.3 Disciple’s Prayer Life
3.3 Living a Victorious Christian Life
3.4 The Moral Disciple: An Introduction to Christian Ethics
MODULE 4 PRAYER AND SPIRITUAL WARFARE
4.1 The Invincible War
4.2 Who is the Enemy?
SPIRITUAL FORCES OF GOOD AND EVIL
4.3The Commander in Chief
4.4 Spiritual Forces of Good: Angels
4.5 You are God’s Battle Axe and Weapons of Warfare
4.6 The Disciple is a Christian Soldier
4.7 Spiritual Forces of Evil: Demons
4.8 Spiritual Wickedness in High Places
BATTLING THE WORLD AND FLESH
4.9 The Role of Prayer and Fasting
4.10 The Name and Blood of Jesus
4.11 How to be Released from Curse and Claim God’s Blessings
4.12 From Sickness to Wellness.
OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE WARFARE
4.13 Offensive and Defensive Warfare
4.14 Weapons of Warfare
4.15 The Final Conflict
MODULE 5 HERMENEUTICS
5.1 Principles and Practice of Biblical Interpretation
MODULE 6 HOMILETICS
6.1 The Art and Science of Preaching
MODULE 7 BIBLICAL JUSTICE
7.1 Understanding Biblical Justice
7.2 Acts of Justice and Mercy
MODULE 8 EVANGELISM AND MISSIONS
8.1 Leading Souls to Christ
8.2 Evangelism and Missions<\h5>