Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, so that they may encourage the young women to love their husband, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored. Titus 2:3-5 NASB
1. Purpose of Discipleship
- To intentionally equip women
- To apply Biblical principles
- To pass on to the next generation our legacy in Christ
- To facilitate involvement and service in our local body
- To strengthen relationships or start new ones
- To grow in our faith
2. We Believe:
- This mandate was given to the pastor (s) of the church. Paul instructed Titus to equip the older women of the church so that they can in turn teach the younger generation. All this was to take place within the context of sound doctrine and submission to the established authority of the local church. Therefore, we support and encourage the establishment of godly mentoring relationships.
- The “older women” are those who have attained spiritual maturity and life experience rather than age.
- These women need to be a living example of what they teach-God-fearing and reflecting the character of Christ. They also need to be women who act and live out biblical womanhood and function under the authority of our elders.
- These relationships ought to be informal and designed to build up one another. In time principals of biblical womanhood, homemaking, or other practical help will be taught and encouraged.
3. How do you get involved?
Relationships take a certain amount of risk, but we believe they are worth the risk!
If you are a MDF regular attendee and you are seeking to be discipled:
1. We encourage you to consider the women:
- *You serve with.
- You have Community Group with.
- You spend time with.
2. Then consider their qualities and strengths and see if those are the areas God is calling you to grow in during this season of your life.
3. Then take a risk and ask if you can meet and talk…
4. If you need more assistance, contact Esme Randle @ 262-605-1051
If you don’t attend MDF but would like to find out more, we welcome you to contact one of our leaders.
Who are These Relationships Accountable to?
While we celebrate and encourage the spontaneity of these relationships, we recognize the need for some type of practical accountability to our leadership.
With that in mind, we ask that if:
- *You are in a discipleship relationship
- You are in agreement with our goals and principles listed above
- You are willing to promote such goals and principles
Then you would make your discipleship relationship officially known to us, the women’s ministry, by signing and submitting to Esme Randle our DISCIPLESHIP AGREEMENT