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.

In Luke 9:23 (ESV), Jesus tells us “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” So, what does it mean to deny ourselves? As Disciples of Christ, we must place Him as the supreme authority over our lives, not our self-focused interests. By seeking His will, we suppress our own that is driven by our sinful nature. Jesus reminds us in James 15:5 that our lives will be fruitless when we live in our own strength.

God knows we have a natural inclination to seek pleasure in places that are not of Him. But, He wants what is best for us and that is to find joy in Him. We must trust His way is best for our lives. In Romans 15:13 (ESV), Paul says, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”

We have a choice to make. “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other…” (Matthew 6:24 ESV). To accept Jesus as Lord of our lives means to share His values and perspectives. When we deny ourselves, and let God reign over our lives, we will live a fruitful life in Him that glorifies Him.

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 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

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Hebrews 12:1-5
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Acts 6:8-15
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Luke 19:1-10
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Mark 7:24-30
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