About Discipleship Program
GFA Discipleship Program's mission is to assist men and women to become devoted followers of Christ and fulfill the great commission by enabling them to know Jesus more fully and intimately through the careful study of God’s Word, along with practical teaching and training relevant to each individual God given calling.
What Makes GFA’s Discipleship Program Distinct?
We praise God for all the different Seminaries, Bible Colleges, discipleship programs and ministry internship opportunities that are out there. Each one serving and fulfilling the purpose for which they were formed. We feel privileged that God would enable us to start this Discipleship Program with a unique emphasis on missions, and knowing the Lord not in a theoretical way but in a way that brings about life change.
1. Sound Biblical Teaching and Study
The Discipleship Program affirms that apart from a solid, foundational emphasis on the study and application of God’s Word, life transformation will not take place. It is within the sphere of our submission to God’s Word that we find our life makes sense and we are able to live submitted to His way in his power. Because of this, every student in the Discipleship Program will not only learn the importance of the study and submission to God’s Word, but also the discipline of living Biblically in thought and action.
2. Mission and Evangelism Emphasis
The Strength and uniqueness of the Discipleship Program is that it is bathed in mission and evangelism. GFA World (Formerly: Gospel for Asia) is the context in which the Discipleship Program finds it’s direction. With Missions being the very heart of the ministry and the Discipleship Program , a natural passion is developed to live life in such a way that is defined by, ”Knowing the Lord and Making Him known.” The students are part of a missions movement that is making an impact globally, rescuing over 70,000 children from a life of helplessness. They also have frequent times of evangelistic street witnessing and gospel tract distribution. The emphasis that the students are part of is that we don’t just do missions but mission is a response to our love for God in all that we do.
3. Character Transformation
We believe God’s work in an individual’s life that brings about life transformation through character development will lead them to a deeper surrender walk. It is through the surrendered life that God’s Word is done and His Will is accomplished. Because of this, the subjects, activities and environment are developed to bring about this life change in each student and provide them the opportunity to grow in grace and love.