The primary aim of Heart to Heart Discipleship Ministry is to provide a framework in which women are enabled to live out the purposes our Lord Himself has spoken and modeled for discipleship. These purposes embrace the Beauty by Fire mission statement. “Heart to Heart” is a one-on-one discipleship ministry that serves the women of our community based on the call of Titus 2.
Titus 2:3-5: “(Teach)....the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teaching of good things--that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.”
Through her life experiences and by her example, Titus 2 women teach, help, and provide guidance to younger women in how to fulfill their roles as Christian women according to the Word of God. Discipleship allows mature women of faith to guide younger women to depend wholly on God and to apply principles of the Bible to our hearts and homes to become vessels for His kingdom. (“Older women” does not simply imply age, but refers more to the level of spiritual maturity.)
Because God is orderly--systematic, organized, and detailed in His ways, the Heart to Heart discipleship material is designed to systematically approach the concepts a person needs to understand and live in order to be a fruitful disciple of Christ’s. Understanding the foundations of our faith--what God desires to build into our walk with Him--will have the greatest transformational power not only in a woman’s individual life, but also in her home and family and sphere of influence. Studying the basic concepts of the Christian life that Jesus entrusted to His disciples, and they in turn entrusted to faithful men (2 Timothy 2:2), lays the groundwork for our growth in wisdom and understanding, empowering us to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord (Col. 1:9-12) in all our responsibilities and relationships. A discipler and disciple meet together at least monthly, following Christ’s example and instruction and using His approach to prayerfully, lovingly and strategically build up one another. They, along with their intercessor, comprise a three-cord team for true and gracious accountability and support. Each lesson includes basic concepts of the Christian walk, a character study of a woman in the Bible who animates the concept, and an application that invites intimate discussion of difficulties we face as we begin to apply these truths, prayer together specific to the concepts discussed and a plan of action to walk it out.
If you would like to be involved in this Discipleship Ministry or would like more information, feel free to contact us.