A discipleship program that is run for all new believers that come into Petra.
Many never get to understand the importance of a firm foundation and jump into the "Salvation Thing"without understanding who Jesus really is and what His heart is towards those who call Him Lord.
Here are the testimonies of people who have gone through the program
Having only in October 2012 understood what Jesus did for me on the cross and accepting Him as my Lord and Saviour, I was absolutely lost as where to start my walk and how I was going to get to know Him!
‘Following Jesus’ has lit up the path for me to follow Jesus, God’s way. Every lesson is well backed up with scripture. I know how LOVED I am, where I come from and where I’m going. I know what Jesus expects of me and I know my commitment to Him.
Having been blessed with Elena as my coach was only God showing me what a Christian woman is! Her compassion, patience, tolerance and perseverance, just showed me her LOVE! She never tired of repeating herself or finding other scriptures or just listening forever with all the time in the world, she fed me, comforted me, reassuring me over and over again of the wonderful God I’ve chosen to serve. The course is a very emotional course, it humbles you, opens your heart and makes you very vulnerable, it is very cleansing because you are forced to look deep into your soul, see your mistakes and repent. You need to have full trust in the person you with to be able to do this. Elena has all those qualities and I pray that I can do for others what she has done for me. She was there through my Baptism and has watched me grow in my understanding of the Word, quietly, in the background she watches over me. She has become a dear friend!
I will do this course every now and again just to keep me grounded and directed.
I enjoy the way Gareth disciples me. I am learning a lot about the world we are living in. Learning how to live a life that pleases God.
All things that are happening to us people in the life we live, in our own way, we struggle to see that God has a plan for us – but now I know I am living according to His Word, I will be blessed so that I am able to bless others. I know now that God has a plan for my life and wants to us me for His glory.
I am enjoying the teaching – I was lost but now I am found. God is real and I can prove this.
Gareth is a man of God – may God bless him more and more.
Leading someone through Following Jesus has made me realise where I have come from. I did not think I would enjoy it this much, but as I look through the eyes of the disciple, I get excited all over again by the love of Jesus and my walk with Him. I have been blessed by my disciple more than words can say.
To walk with someone is an honour and a privilege which must never be taken for granted. It is a huge responsibility, but the best is when you allow the Holy Spirit to have full control, the lessons flow and the blessings follow, and the fruit is your Disciple following Jesus!
I say it again, what a privilege.
It was an honor to be able to share the time learning and applying the fundamental principals of the Christian walk with God and one another. As much as being asked to disciple another Christian was an awesome responsibility and opportunity for me to grow in Christ, it was also a humbling experience in that it reminded me of who I am in Christ and what I had been saved for.
The journey both Paul and I took has grown us closer than I think any other activity probably would. It's helped us build a close friendship. Having Paul to walk with has definitely changed my life, reminding me of what a man should be like in the presence of God throughout your life. God has an awesome way of using the person you are to disciple to disciple you too :)
If you can help someone follow Jesus, be committed to them, it will certainly help you follow Him more fervently and effectively.
Would you like to do the program and learn more about the one you call king?