Discipleship ministry is our obedient response to the mandate given by our Lord Jesus Christ before he ascended back to heaven. He said, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you . . .” (Matthew 28:19-20). Discipleship is a process of nurturing the believers to learn the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ, to grow in the faith, to become like Him in character, and to be equipped to do ministry. The discipleship process must take place to both old and new believers.
Brampton Lighthouse Christian Ministries is doing discipleship basically by encouraging the believers to join the church actively as their spiritual family. In the church, everybody receives teaching of the Word through sermons and Sunday school. Believers grow in discipleship as they lovingly live as children of God like a family in the church. They then are equipped to do ministry through trainings and seminars. They must be equipped, most specially to share the Gospel and to do discipleship to others. They will all be nurtured to live with Christlike characters like loving, forgiving, righteous, patient, understanding, prayerful, and others.
Nurturing and equipping are also done through small groups. We call our small groups “Cell Groups.” We adapted this pattern from the human cells that serve as small living units or building blocks that form a healthy and strong human body. We design Cell Groups to make the discipleship process more personal and effective. Cell groups are conducted with respective leaders. Cell Groups are available in different places and schedules. All members and the new believers are encouraged to join in any of the groups. They should commit to attend and participate actively in their weekly sessions.
Currently, Brampton Lighthouse Christian Ministries have four active bible-study cell groups, namely: The Brampton, The Mississauga, The Young Adults (3GS), and The Youth cell groups and is continuously organizing more groups all over our areas.