FAQ: What are the components of the Discipleship Map?
That’s a question we are currently revisiting at NCC. The purpose of the Discipleship Map is to list the groups or experiences that we want to encourage every NCCer to participate in at some point during their time at NCC. When we first designed the map, we had the overall concept nailed down, but we basically just threw our existing groups and experiences on the map where we thought they best fit. Now, we are reworking all of the 4 main islands from scratch in order to be more intentional about the groups, trips, and experiences that we offer.
The reworked map will most likely include the following:
Alpha- 12 week practical introduction to the Christian faith
Journey- 8 week introduction to the four dimensions of discipleship
Seeker- This island is currently being redeveloped, but it will most likely include Spiritual Experiments (8 week small group introducing the spiritual disciplines), Holy Spirit Encounter (small group), and Upward Bound retreat.
Learner- This island is currently being redeveloped, but it will definitely include The Story (a 3 week high speed thrill ride through the entire Bible). It will most likely include Old Testament 101 (12 week small group), New Testament 101 (12 week small group), Bible Study Methods (May Term group), and Theology for Dummies (8 week small group).
Influencer- This island is currently being redeveloped, but it will definitely include the Inward Bound retreat, Leadership 101 (3 hour class on leadership and discipleship), and Missions Adventure (a missions trip). It will most likely include a port city called “Neighborhoods and Nations” that will focus on how we can share our faith and impact people for Christ both here and abroad.
Investor- This island is currently being redeveloped, but it will definitely include Crown Financial (12 week small group) and Ministry Internship (semester-long ministry involvement). It will most likely include a port city called “Portfolio,” a May Term small group that helps people understand how God has gifted and resourced them and how they can invest in Kingdom work.
When we unveil the new, improved discipleship map, I will post again about every component that is included.