Welcome to the Discipleship Ministry Team page! If you're reading this, it means you're interested in the word "discipleship" (and maybe even serving!). You may have come here thinking, "I want to be a teacher at Living Hope, so I'll join this team." That's a possibility. But a teacher must be ready to apply what he/she knows, and this team gives you the opportunity for humble service. This is the place where we make everything possible for our teachers.

“Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.” 1 Timothy 4:7-8 (NIV) The purpose of our School of Discipleship is to assist the body of believers in training themselves to be godly. Paul’s encouragement to both Timothy and us includes a warning regarding false teachings. He refers to them in this passage as “godless myths and old wives’ tales.” There are many teachings in our society that are not consistent with the teaching of God’s word. Are you training yourself to be godly? Let our School of Discipleship help. Spring class sign-ups are going on now! When you sign-up for a class, you help determine whether that class actually will be presented or not. We need a minimum of seven students for any particular class to be taught.

Classes to select from this Spring include:

  • Foundations,
  • Living by the Book,
  • Christian Beliefs,
  • Experiencing God,
  • Christian Worldview (formerly Apologetics),
  • The Man Class,
  • The Woman Class,
  • An Inductive Bible Study of the Book of Acts.
  • Classes will start Sunday, June 3 at 9:30 am. Remember, training to be godly “holds promise for both the present life, and the life to come.”

    Don't get me wrong—our teachers are great! The BEST! But sometimes they need a little help from others to be truly successful. That is how the Body works, right? So how can you be involved with this team? First of all, if you're a member of Living Hope, you're qualified to be on the team. Now that you know you are qualified, you need to know that you'll be expected to attend our team meetings (we need to know what God is showing you about discipleship!). But how can you serve? Here are a few areas:

    • Supplies Master: Our teachers can't remember everything and definitely could use some help with organization (i.e. need someone who can keep up with all the stuff we use and get it ordered, delivered, inventoried, and put away (such as pens, pencils, whiteboard markers, books, workbooks, publications, etc.). This may be multiple people. You'll be the ultimate Internet detective as you search for the best buy, the cheapest prices. You'll rub elbows with publishers as you negotiate great discounts for us.
    • Technology Superstar: With so many people using audio/video equipment at Living Hope, occasionally get broken or lost (have you ever lost a remote control?). We need working equipment when our classes meet, and you could be the one to make sure it happens. You would be responsible for making sure the equipment is working and ready for the teacher before the start of class. When things break, they need to be replaced. You may ask the Body for a donation, or you may need to find the best buy in town. You'll take care of special requests and know how to do it. You'll make sure equipment is available for classes or events that occur somewhere other than the College Station location. You might even form a small tech team to share this area of service.
    • Clerk Commander: Our teachers need copies. They need stuff typed up. They need to know calendar info. They need to know which classroom they will have, who will be in their class, etc. Could you possibly help keep these people in line?
    • Discipleship Promotions Officer: People often are surprised to hear that our classes have already started. They never heard about the classes and don't know what they're about. You'll be part of a group that will help with newsletter information, sign-ups for our classes, and calendar planning, and you'll work with our supplies group on order timing. There's more. Lots more. Interested?

    If you think you've found the place for you, join us at our next meeting or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information. Stay tuned for more! Team Leader: Don VandeVanter

    Recent Sermons

    Matthew 5:13
    August 12, 2018
    Acts 8:26-40
    August 05, 2018
    Acts 2:42
    July 29, 2018
    Matthew 5:8
    July 22, 2018

    Meeting Times


    9:30 a.m. - School of Discipleship Classes
    11:00 a.m. - Worship Service
    Worship Guide - Sunday, August 19 - Click here