The purpose of the intentional discipleship process at St. John is simple - to better equip God’s people to commit to the discipleship lifestyle, which is walking the way of Jesus and being disciple-making disciples. We break this process down into four parts:
The D.1 Retreat gets your feet wet in regards to committing to the discipleship lifestyle. This retreat focuses on 3 main questions: 1) What is a disciple?, 2) What is the command to make more disciples?, and 3) What is the heart of a disciple-maker? Each retreat is identical and we offer it 4 times per year. For the 2018-19 program year, they are offered on October 27, December 15, February 9, and April 13. In order to sign-up for the October 27 retreat, please click on this link.
The D.2 Huddle allows you to wade further into the water as you commit to the discipleship lifestyle. This is a 12-session group that focuses more on the theoretical "Why" and practical "Hows" of being a disciple-making disciple. New huddles will start when enough D.1 participants commit to this next step. These will meet either in person or digitally, depending on the desires of the participants.
The D.3 Community allows you to swim around in the waters alongside others who have committed to the discipleship lifestyle. Each community consists of individuals who have gone through the D.1 and D.2 portions of the process. These communities meet for mutual accountability, encouragement, and growth in the discipleship lifestyle. Each community is ongoing with its own schedule and rhythm as determined by the participants.
D.4 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT