Law Women, Discipleship and preparing for Family Restoration

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 7 or more women involved in my central discipleship group each semester. Each of these women generally leads her own small group discipleship bible study as well. 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 methods, leadership components of discipleship, 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: an assurance of Salvation, forgiveness, 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, etc. We also gain expertise in evangelism by learning how to communicate a basic gospel outline, how to draft and give a personal testimony, how to share the gospel from the Bible directly, how to do basic follow up of a new believer, how to do basic discipleship in a Bible Study, and most importantly, how to maximize life with the concept of Spiritual Multiplication.

Discipleship in this manner aids a future attorney in developing an eternal perspective while advancing professionally in law school. The result is simultaneous progress in vocational and Christian growth through discipleship based on five key principles: Bible, Prayer, Fellowship, Witnessing, Obedience.

Last year, we also focused on more particular aspects of spiritual growth of concern to women which included purity, stewardship, holiness, Sabbath-keeping, and discipleship of children. Additionally we had a lot of fun doing a study together to discern our Spiritual Gifts, and pursuing inductive Bible study methods.

Discipleship with these women has developed important Christian maturity that will pay deep dividends in each woman’s abilities toward personal and family discipleship in the future. It is so very exciting to be involved in not only the mentoring and discipling of law students as a faculty member, but also in the creation of a network of multiplied discipleship groups that reaches dozens of our students to build Christian leadership that changes the world.

**If you are a student at Regent Law and interested in discipleship, contact Professor Kohm or Dean Brauch today!

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