What is Discipleship?
At Victory, we believe discipleship is a 24/7 lifestyle of following Jesus, and helping others do the same. When Jesus calls a person to be His disciple, He issues a three-fold call.
“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19
1. Discipleship is a call to follow Jesus.
The starting point of being a disciple is to follow Jesus. Following Him requires that we give up our whole lives—mind, will, emotions, past, present, and future—to follow Him.2. Discipleship is a call to fish for people.
Jesus expects all who follow Him to help others ﬁnd and follow Him. Following Jesus does not mean that we cut off all contact with non-Christians. Rather, it means we actively seek to introduce them to Jesus.3. Discipleship is a call to fellowship with others.
None of the original disciples attempted to follow Jesus alone. Following Him meant following along with other disciples.Discipleship, therefore, is a call to build relationships on three levels: with God, with those who don’t know God yet, and with God’s people.
The Discipleship Journey
One 2 OneWHAT
ONE 2 ONE is a seven-lesson personal discipleship guide to help facilitate conversations to jumpstart someone’s walk with God. It is a tool to engage people, communicate the gospel to them, and help them follow Jesus. The goal of going through ONE 2 ONE with someone is not to finish the booklet—it’s to help them know and walk with God.WHO
Everyone who wants to know God more and what He did for us on the cross is welcome to go through ONE 2 ONE with a current or upcoming Victory group leader.
Victory Weekend is a two-day retreat to help participants understand and walk in the freedom Christ won for us at the cross.WHO
Everyone who has finished ONE 2 ONE can register* for Victory Weekend
*Upon registration, the Preparing for Victory Weekend manual will be given and must be completed prior to the retreat.
The Purple Book ClassWHAT
The Purple Book is a personal Bible study guide for establishing biblical foundations for building strong disciples. It has twelve chapters, and each chapter has four or five lessons. It is designed to help believers develop the discipline of reading God’s Word and giving believers an overview of God’s Word on the basic topics of Christianity, such as: sin and salvation, Lordship and obedience, and repentance and baptism.
The four-session* (Purple Book) class is based on The Purple Book to help believers establish a solid biblical foundation necessary to build a storm-proof life.
*3 hours per sessionWHO
Everyone who has gone through the Victory Weekend can register for the Purple Book Class.
Church Community ClassWHAT
Church Community is a three-hour class that helps believers understand church life. It gives an overview of what the church is, what our movement is called to do, and how to be a part of it.WHO
Everyone who has gone through Victory Weekend can register for the Church Community Class.
Making Disciples ClassWHAT
Making Disciples is a two-session* class to equip believers to minister and help others follow Jesus.
*3 hours per sessionWHO
Everyone who has gone through the Victory Weekend, Church Community Class, and Purple Book Class can register for the Making Disciples Class.
Empowering Leaders is a three-hour class to empower disciples to make disciples and train new leaders.WHO
All Victory group leaders who have gone through Making Disciples and want to know how to raise other leaders are encouraged to attend this class can register for the Empowering Leaders Class.