Discipleship and a Call to Law

Here at the Regent University School of Law the members of the law faculty have a strong sense of mentoring and discipleship. There are upwards of 10 or more women involved in my central discipleship group each semester. Each of these women are generally leading their own small group discipleship bible study. What type of study each will do depends on felt needs of the group, while also concentrating on discipleship training.
My group of women is the central discipleship group, which involves a two hour commitment every two weeks at my home where we focus on bible study, prayer, and training aspects of discipling others, including evangelism techniques, bible study leadership methods, personal discipleship tools and mentoring generally to include life, practice and family responsibilities as priorities for any woman who's called to the Great Commission.
2L and 3L women put together bible studies geared toward discipleship for future women lawyers who also want to balance family concerns.

We focused on sequenced objectives in spiritual growth in each woman’s personal relationship with Christ: a certainty of Salvation, Forgiveness, an Assurance of Salvation, living a Spirit Filled Life, familiarity with the Bible (Books, translations, OT & NT Highlights), establishing a consistent personal Quiet Time, understanding personal Bible Study, prayer. We also gain expertise in evangelism by learning how to communicate a basic gospel outline, each woman’s personal testimony, how to sharing the gospel from the Bible directly, how to do basic follow up of a new believer, basic discipleship in a Bible Study, and most importantly, the concept of Spiritual Multiplication.
Discipleship in this manner aids a future attorney in developing and eternal perspective while developing professionally in law school, and spiritually experiencing Christian growth based on five key principles: Bible, Prayer, Fellowship, Witnessing, Obedience.
Last year, we also focused on more particular aspects of spiritual growth including purity, stewardship, holiness, Sabbath-keeping, and we had a lot of fun doing a study together to discern our Spiritual Gifts. Discipleship with these women has developed important Christian maturity that will pay deep dividends in each woman’s abilities toward Family Discipleship in the future. It is so very exciting to see not only how female law students are mentored by faculty, but also the creation of a network of multiplied discipleship groups that reaches dozens of our students.

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