And he appointed twelve, whom he also named apostles, to be with him, and to be sent out to proclaim the message.

What does discipleship at this stage look like?

 You are going deeper, beyond the basics, to intimacy with Jesus that is transformational. While still “doing,” you now embrace “being” with God in Jesus Christ. 

 This stage is characterized by people owning their faith. You are becoming less dependent on church programming to deepen your connection with God. You are seeking discernment of God’s will more than direction from the church as you integrate faith into your life in a holistic way. A relationship with Jesus is becoming primary in your faith journey.

Your beliefs, character traits, daily rituals, behaviors, experiences, and expectations are changing in ways that others may begin to notice. You become more Christ-like and are connecting with God by praying, encountering scripture, tithing (or moving toward it), worshiping, serving others, and sharing your faith more often. You honestly express your doubts and victories, struggles and triumphs at a deeper, more personal level with others. Worship is a response of your heart, not an event you are supposed to attend.


NEXT STEPS FOR PEOPLE AT THE "BE WITH ME" STAGE

 1) Meet with a "Next Step" guide
It's tailored for YOU where you are today

2) Develop your spiritual practices
Deepen your INWARD and OUTWARD connections with God

3) Develop as a leader
Disciples at this stage have much to offer others

If you would like some assistance with developing your own personal discipleship pathway, Teresa Rossy, Ginny Itz, or Chris Ferguson would be happy to help you. Please feel free to contact any of them.