DiscipleU
Every month on the first Tuesday of the month and the third Tuesday of the month until Jun 1, 2022 from 6:00p to 8:00p

Disciple U is a youth discipleship program designed to guide students through the three phases of knowing God mentally, relationally, and confidently. While it’s the funnest environment ever for a student to make their best friends and grow more in their relationship with God, it’s also a serious commitment! Each phase consists of a weekend retreat, 18 evening sessions throughout the year, some required reading, and a Summer outreach all while enjoying the community of fellow students committed to being a disciple of Jesus. 

Register here beginning July 26, 2021.

Phase 1: Know God Mentally 

Can you imagine if a whole generation lived out a truth as defined by themselves instead of God? Teenagers today call this many things. For example, “Live your own truth” is a very common phrase. YouthLife has identified 24 essential biblical teachings that will form the bedrock on which a teenager’s house will be built. Consider signing up for Disciple U: Phase 1 today and commit to knowing God mentally. 

Further Details: 

  • For students in 7th or 8th grade 
  • There’s a weekend retreat in the late fall/early winter (Required. Dates, location TBD)
  • It culminates with a 4-5 day mission trip (Required. Dates, location and cost TBD.)
  • Mid-August 2022 Graduation
  • Meets from 6:00-8:30pm at New Life Kempsville on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month. Starting in September 2021 and ending in June 2022.

Phase 2: Know God Relationally 

Isn’t it amazing when we read how Jesus turned the world upside down alongside His 12 very young disciples? In Phase 2, we aim to do just that! Students will be growing in greater relationship with God through powerful teaching and participating in hands-on ministry experiences. In addition, students will forge together their personal talents and interests and create a gospel presentation which will be portrayed either on the street, within churches, at youth groups or other venues around the country. We aim to empower these teens to inspire a generation back to God. 

Further Details: 

  • For students in 9th or 10th grade 
  • There’s a weekend retreat in the late fall/early winter (Required. Dates & location TBD.)
  • It culminates with a 10(ish) day mission trip (Required. Dates, location and cost TBD.)
  • Mid-August 2022 Graduation
  • Meets from 6:00-8:30pm at New Life Kempsville on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month. Starting in September 2021 and ending in June 2022.

Phase 3: Know God Confidently 

Break out of the status quo! Research shows that 50% - 80% of Christian students will leave the faith after high school. In Phase 3 students will learn how to maintain and share their radical relationship with God throughout their college years and beyond! 

Further Details: 

  • For students in 11th or 12th grade 
  • There’s a weekend retreat in the late fall/early winter (Required. Dates & location TBD.)
  • It culminates with a 10(ish) day mission trip (Required. Dates, location and cost TBD.)
  • Mid-August 2022 Graduation
  • Meets from 6:00-8:30pm at New Life Kempsville on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month. Starting in September 2021 and ending in June 2022.

Expectations 

  • Attend at least 80% of the 18 scheduled nights (a minimum of 14 nights) 
  • Complete given assignments with excellence
  • Attend the Fall Retreat 
  • Attend the summer mission trip
  • $150.00 for books, resources, food and DiscipleU Retreat (does not include Summer Mission Trip)
  • Be a hungry learner
  • Commit to being a student of godly character 

Everything starts on Sept 21st with an Open House for parents. Classes begin October 5.

Location:
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