Victorious Disciples Institute seeks to make, mature, multiply and mobilize disciples of Jesus Christ. To this end, we provide quality, biblically based, Christ-centered education, aimed to transform the lives of believers and develop kingdom leaders. Course offerings will be introduced gradually over the next 3-4 years as we build a curriculum divided into four phases as described below. Individuals may elect to go through all four phases sequentially (recommended) or select the specific phase that best fits your need. Certificates are awarded at the completion of each course, with special recognition for individuals who complete the full curriculum.
Are you embarking upon a newfound journey with Christ? You may be asking yourself the question, “I’m saved, now what?” Participating in a small group will help you learn the fundamentals of the Christian journey, as you walk alongside others. On the other hand, you may be a more mature believer who either desires to be renewed spiritually or wants to learn how to disciple others more effectively through small groups. Wherever you may find yourself in your spiritual journey, you can benefit from Phase 1.
The Bible clearly lays out a plan for spiritual growth. Spiritual growth occurs as the spirit-man is progressively formed into the image of Christ. Thus, spiritual formation is not about having a wealth of biblical knowledge, but it is about being transformed by that knowledge. This phase will help you learn skills to catalyze spiritual growth in your life through spiritual disciplines that God uses as instruments to facilitate growth.
Are you comfortable sharing your faith? Do you know how to lead someone to Christ? Are you actively making disciples? We have been commissioned to “go and make disciples…and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you” (Matt 28:19-20). The Great Commission is two-fold: we are to make disciples and teach them. Phase 3 will help take your witness to the next level as you learn how to share your faith (evangelize) and how to help others grow in their faith (make disciples).
(Pre-requisites: Courses from Phase 2 and Phase 3)
Has God called you to mentor, shepherd, disciple or lead others? Phase 4 will educate, equip and encourage individuals for kingdom leadership within the local church, the body of Christ, and the marketplace. This phase will offer hands-on learning through practical application and practicum experience (as available). It will help sharpen your unique abilities, knowledge, gifts, and skills, to aid in strengthening the local church, multiplying disciples, building the body of Christ, and advancing the kingdom of God.
Whether you are a new Christian or a seasoned Christian, being a part of a discipleship small group will provide you an opportunity for spiritual growth and a sense of community. You will come to know Jesus more deeply and follow Him more closely. The Victorious Disciples Small Group will help you experience real-life change as you discover the following:
12 Week Course
A disciple of Jesus Christ can only grow as far as their pain allows – which isn’t very much. While Christianity stresses spiritual growth, emotional growth is just as important. Many Christians are dealing with brokenness, past hurts, unforgiveness (of themselves and others), bitterness, shame, guilt and other emotional pain. This class is designed to help participants dig deep and face these emotions, give them to God, and walk in His healing.
8 Week Course
Although God has a plan and a purpose for each of our lives, there are many believers who are in search of that plan and purpose. They desire to know their spiritual gift(s) and what God has called them to be and do. This class is designed to help individuals learn how to seek God for His purpose for their lives, learn How God created their personality, help them discover their spiritual gift(s) and discover their unique assignment for the kingdom of God.
8 Week Course
We know that we have all been commissioned to make disciples, but do we really know how? This course will focus on your personal commitment to first being a faithful disciple of Jesus Christ, and secondly, on how to become an impactful disciple maker and leader. You will discover what God has already placed inside of you, to do what he commissioned you to do. Get ready to be ignited to join God in His life-transforming work of making disciples for the kingdom.
8 Week Course