Disciple-Makers is a training programme for those who want to be better equipped to serve Jesus as whole-life disciple-making disciples.
Disciple-Makers will run over 26 Wednesdays of the academic year (08.30-17.00, between mid-September and April) alongside Bristol Baptist College’s Wednesday ministerial students.
Disciple-Makers is designed for: those exploring a call to Christian service, those looking for a gap-year discipleship programme, those who work for churches as interns, or in some other volunteer capacity (such as youth work, pastoral care etc), theology students, and those who want to deepen their roots as Jesus-centred disciples.
Alongside the teaching, you will be part of a pastoral tutor group, have theological reflection time, access to the college library and 3 personal supervision sessions during the year. You will also join with the Ministers-in-Training for a shared lunch and a weekly Communion Service.
Disciple-Makers will help you explore and develop FOUR key areas of discipleship:
- Biblical Studies
- Personal Spirituality
- High Impact Discipleship
- Practical Skills for Everyday Discipleship, including voice coaching.
No formal qualifications are required for Disciple-Makers, though an initial conversation will assess suitability for the programme. Completion of the Disciple-Makers year will lead to a Bristol Baptist College certificate presented at the annual Valedictory Service in June.
Working at a placement is not a required element of this course, but if you would like to gain experience serving in a church or pioneer context during your studies, we offer a church link up service. You can read more about that here.
The cost is £500 for the year.
Here’s what some of our Disciple-Makers students had to say about the course:
Disciple Makers has encouraged me in the areas I feel least confident. For example, speaking and sharing my thoughts. I also feel more confident in what it means to be a disciple through the teaching.