Journey DISCIPLESHIP COURSE
"Where can I go to share my pain and struggle? Will anyone listen to me? How can I deal with my struggle? I'm alone, and afraid to tell anyone what’s really happening in my heart."
Such thoughts and questions plague many Christians. The Journey Discipleship Course is a comprehensive course that incorporates prayer, providing in-depth discipleship and spiritual care with the goal of helping individuals experience Jesus in their relationships, sexuality and identity.
Who’s it for?
This course is for anyone willing to be open with others about their life, and who desires to deepen their relationship with Jesus. It is for those struggling with relational, sexual, or identity issues (such as unhealthy relationships, self-hatred, shame, sexual addiction, pornography, abuse, marital problems, unwanted self-identified same-sex attraction, etc.)
The Journey Discipleship Course was previously known as the Living Waters Program. In Quebec it is known as Parcours-formation de disciples.
Each evening of the Journey Discipleship Course consists of worship, teaching, and prayer in small groups. These gender-specific groups (confidential and closed group format) are safe places for bringing our struggles to God and each other. There are weekly reading assignments for reflection, study, and prayer.
Participants apply and are interviewed prior to their enrolment in the course.
Course content includes these topics:
- God's intention: relationships and sexuality
- Understanding relational, sexual and identity struggles
- Receiving the Father's love and affirmation
- Naming and confessing our sins
- Being empowered by the Holy Spirit
- Understanding addiction and temptation
- Encountering Jesus in our wounds
- Gender and identity
- Understanding abuse
- Living as healthy men and women
- Finding Christ in community
- Healthy friendships
- Embracing the church as a healing place
Where is the Journey Discipleship Course offered?
The course has been offered in Calgary, Cambridge, Charlottetown, Edmonton, Halifax, Ottawa, Peterborough, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Winnipeg. Other cities are planning to offer the Journey Discipleship Course in the future.