If you are like most pastors, you have one, two or even several hurting people in your church. How do you help them grow spiritually? Are there any Biblically sound materials to meet their unique needs? Lydia Discipleship Ministries specializes in discipleship resources for people who are rebuilding their lives. We also offer specialized materials to train and prepare others to come alongside these dear folks in their healing journey.
Listen to one pastor describe the importance of appropriate discipleship.
Brent Williams – Woodmen Valley Chapel, Alaine Pakkala – President, Dawn Remtema – Director of R&R and former missionary
How to Be a Barnabas
How to Be a Barnabas will help you develop discipleship skills through studying the life of Barnabas who was called the “Son of Encouragement.” It will equip you to be an encourager, appropriately helping the deeply wounded people to move forward in a deeper relationship with God, the only one who can heal them and meet all of their needs.
How to Be a Barnabas Complete Training Course includes eight 1-hour training sessions taught by Dr. Alaine Pakkala, a Training Workbook and a Discipleship Manual. These are available either on DVD or you can watch online. If you purchase the online workshops, please allow two days to be set up with an account on our training website: https://lydiadm.vids.io. To preview the first video, please click here.
How to Be a Barnabas is designed as a stand-alone leaders’ curriculum suitable for training ministry leaders, small group leaders, prayer partners, Bible study leaders and friends or family walking with a hurting person. How to Be a Barnabas is recommended as a prerequisite for training leaders who will participate in the R&R (Renewing and Rebuilding) Discipleship Program, usually offered in a church setting.
Rebuilding & Renewing Discipleship Program
R&R (Rebuilding & Renewing) Discipleship Program describes how to develop a program to minister to hurting people in your church. It is a year-long discipleship program for people who have experienced various traumas: sexual abuse, abandonment issues, dissociative issues and addictions. The organizational manual outlines and provides step-by-step guidance to develop a class for these dear people. It helps you to think through needs, to build a team and to define ministry curriculum. It includes teaching outlines and additional resources.