Texas Reach Out needs men and women willing to disciple our participants! We call this position a "discipler".
What is a Discipler?
Like a mentor, a discipler is a spiritually mature man or woman who is answering God's calling to teach, love, accept, encourage, forgive, and serve someone else. A discipler has an in-depth, holistic understanding of the bible and comes under the authority of a more mature Christ-follower for the purpose of teaching that would lead to Christ-likeness.
What does a discipler do?
A discipler teaches a predetermined curriculum based on a biblical foundation. You have the opportunity to teach incoming participants about the essential foundation of a relationship with Christ.
The Qualities of a Discipler
Just like a mentor, being a discipler is an incredibly rewarding experience. A discipler is anyone who feels that God is calling them to teach participants about fundamental biblical truths.
A Desire To Teach
In order to be a discipler, you must be willing and have a desire to teach God's word. We will provide you with a standardized material to teach incoming participants that encompass fundamental biblical truths.
You will be asked to teach a group of 4-5 participants about what it means to follow Christ. If you have more questions about this opportunity, feel free to contact us.
A Mature Relationship with Christ
A discipler should have a deep understanding of the Bible. Not only should they be well read with a good grasp on the text, but they should be able to see the character of God through his word. This ability to 'see through the text' to the greater truth of the Bible is a discipler's foundation.
In order to lead someone else spiritually, you must be in-tune with what God is saying to you.
Desire to Invest in a Relationship
In order to become a discipler, you must commit the time and effort to build a relationship with a participant. Relationships are the way God's work is done on earth.
Being a discipler means being open to leading someone and also being willing to be led wherever Christ is taking you. Having a willing heart can allow you to experience what God can do in you, and through you, in service to Him.
A Patient and Attentive Ear
The bible tells us to be quick to listen and slow to speak. Certainly, being willing to listen and listening well is a very important part of being a discipler.
Helping a person requires truly understanding them and building trust. Your life experiences are likely quite different than your disciple; therefore, your advice will be better directed when you've listened more than you've spoken.