Discipleship doesn't happen alone.

We're glad you found this page. Whether you want to follow Jesus' Way and know Him more, or you're walking alongside of someone who does, our hope is to equip you with these guides and resources for discipleship. To be a disciple of Christ.
Matthew 28:19-20
Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.
2 Timothy 2:2
What you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, commit to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.
1 Corinthians 11:1
Imitate me, as I also imitate Christ
Colossians 1:28-29
We proclaim him, warning and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone mature in Christ. I labor for this, striving with his strength that works powerfully in me.
1 Thessalonians 2:8
We cared so much for you that we were pleased to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become dear to us.
Proverbs 27:17
Iron sharpens iron, and one person sharpens another.

Discipleship tips:

  • Be Intentional. Seek out someone a few steps ahead that can help you, or a few steps behind that you can help.
  • Be consistent. Carve out time in your schedule to spend time with another person to encourage one other in your walks with the Lord.
  • Be humble and teachable — we all can continue to learn and grow.
  • Keep Scripture a priority — the Bible is our standard and source of truth.
  • Don’t stop praying together — there’s more power in prayer than talking.
  • Don’t neglect the Holy Spirit’s role — He’s the one who changes people — seek Him always, listen for His guidance, allow Him to work.

Outline for being together:

What to do when together:
  • Pray
  • Catch up on life together (the gospel is practical to every day life).
  • Discuss what you read and what you will do with it:
    • What stood out the most to you? Why?
    • What was unclear, or difficult for you? Questions?
    • What is something you learned?
    • What is at least one practical way you can put what you learned into practice (in your thinking or in your behavior)?
  • Pray for each other and decide when you’re meeting again.

Scripture, always, as a first resource.

The resource list on this page is intended to be used in discipleship relationships to further the disciple’s understanding on specific topics. However, anyone using this list is encouraged to always seek God’s direction and guidance first through His Living Word, the Bible.
  • Pick a book of the Bible to read through with your discipler/ disciplee.
  • Decide on how far you want to read each week.
  • Use a journal to record things God teaches you so that you can share them with each other when you get together.
  • You can also use the various Bible Study methods we’ve been taught, including:
    • Read through the book of the Bible as many times as you can
    • Work through a section at a time doing observation (asking who, what, why, when, how type questions)
    • Interpretation (what was the author saying to his readers)
    • Application (how does this apply to me today)
      • Be sure to also pray through the verses to hear what God wants to specifically say to you personally.
  • Then, it’s good to write all these things down.
  • You can use your own notebook to journal thoughts, or you can use a resource like we have on display.

Recommended resource list:

When additional guidance is desired, the materials referenced on this list may be useful. There are many excellent resources available to Christians seeking to further their understanding of their faith and to strengthen their ability to apply God’s truths to their everyday life. The intent of this list is to provide a few recommendations that have been reviewed and approved by NEXT Community Church leadership.

How to use:

  • Review the Categories List below to identify the area of interest.
  • Click to the selected category to review recommended readings/study guides and select the desired tool.
  • If desired, see a copy of the material in our discipleship resource display.
  • Find the selected materials to purchase online or at a local bookstore, and/or borrow at your local library (QR codes for purchase on Amazon are located on the back of each book on our resource display) and otherwise, linked on each item.
Note from Pastor Joe –

The following workbook, Be Transformed: Discovering God’s Solutions to Life’s Problems is excellent, and one that I recommend everyone work through at some point. It covers truths about your identity in Christ, lies we believe, the Holy Spirit, the power of the cross, emotions and forgiveness, and how to live a victorious Christian life, to name a few. It is a workbook, with 5-days of lessons each week, for 9 weeks. You WILL benefit from prayerfully working through this book.