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  • Discipleship Course Study Guide

    Fall 2018 and Winter/Spring 2019

    Additional course studies are available for all levels.

    Contact Discipleship Director for further information.

    info@cc.today ~ (561) 793-2475

    10701 Okeechobee Blvd. Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411


  • Ladies

    Jesus said to His disciples, “Come follow Me.”

    At Connect Church we endeavor to faithfully follow

    Jesus Christ by actively studying God’s Word.

    Our mission is to ‘Glorify God by leading others

    to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.’

    In order to accomplish this mission

    we have developed a thorough discipleship plan

    entitled University of Christian Life.

    This design allows individuals to appraise

    their spiritual journey as a disciple.

    We encourage you to reflect upon your life in Christ.

    Are you a follower of Jesus?

    We invite you to consider joining us

    as we grow closer to Him.

    Our journey is with God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

    For additional information:

    561-793-2475 or info@cc.today 1 14

    Recommended Reading List

    Biblical Studies Track

    Christian Growth Track

    Family Track

    Suggested readings to accompany your current track of study.

    Hermeneutics – Principles and Processes of Biblical Interpretation by Henry A. Virkler The Story of Christianity Volume 1 by Justo L. Gonzalez The Story of Christianity Volume 2 by Justo L. Gonzalez

    Loving Wisdom – Christian Philosophy of Religion by Paul Copan When God Goes to Starbucks by Paul Copan

    Too Busy Not To Pray by Bill Hybels The Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

    Hearing God’s Voice by Henry and Richard Blackaby Runaway Emotions by Jeff Scherve

    Visionary Marriage by Dr. Rob Rienow Visionary Parenting by Dr. Rob Rienow Love & Respect in the Family by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

    God, Marriage, and Family - Rebuilding the Biblical Foundation, 2nd Ed. by Andreas J. Kostenberger & David W. Jones

    Parenting Isn’t For Cowards by Dr. James Dobson

    Theology for Today by Elmer L. Towns

    Everyone’s a Theologian by R.C. Sproul Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders Celebration of Discipline by Richard J. Foster

    Spiritual Influence by Mel Lawrenz

    Level 401

    What does it mean to be a Disciple of Christ?

  • Preparing to Follow Christ

    □ Accepted Christ as Your Personal Savior

    Romans 3:23 - “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

    Romans 6:23 - “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is

    eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

    Romans 10:9-10 - “If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’

    and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you

    will be saved. One believes with the heart, resulting in righteousness,

    and one confesses with the mouth, resulting in salvation.”

    Beginning to Follow Christ

    □ Baptized by Full Immersion

    We believe baptism is following

    Jesus’ example, identifying with

    His death, burial, and resurrection,

    and expressing our belief to those

    who don’t know Christ.

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    Facilitators Contact Information

    Isaias Alcala


    Sam Burton


    Mario & Becca De Jesus


    Pastor Mike Eleveld


    Jeff & Robbie Elliott


    Dr. Dale R. Faircloth


    Pastor Sam Fowler


    Marlon Francis


    Josh & Kim Gentry


    Gene & Tryna Groat


    Art & B.J. Heyman


    Pastor Duval Madrigal


    Victor & Sweetlin Manoharan


    Pastor Jim Sims


    Discipleship Director

    Alinda Faircloth



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    Learning to Follow Christ

    Just as spending time with others helps us know one another better,

    devoting time to be with Christ helps us know Him even greater.

    Reading God’s Word, listening for His gentle leading

    by the Holy Spirit, guides us to a deeper knowledge of our Savior.

    How do we spend time in God’s Word?

    The SOAP method for devotional journaling

    is the approach we use for daily study.

    SOAP is an acrostic for:

    Scripture Reading - Observation - Application - Prayer

    Scripture - Read the passage of Scripture for the day and allow God

    to speak to you. Look for a verse that spoke to you. Write it down.

    Observation - Write your observation as to what is happening in the

    text. What do you believe is the point of the passage?

    Application - Ask yourself how this Scripture applies to your life right

    now. Write down how it can apply to you today.

    Prayer - This can be as simple as asking God to help you use this

    Scripture, or even a prayer for greater insight on what He may be

    revealing to you. Remember, prayer is a two-way conversation, so be

    sure to listen to what God has to say!

    We study the Scripture during a personal quiet time,

    through group discussions, and within worship services.

    You will find the Bible passages on the website,

    as well as in the weekly Worship Folder.

    Discipleship Course Calendar Winter / Spring 2019


    MasterLife (Book 3&4)

    Royal Palm campus - Begins 02/03/2019 - 10:30 AM

    Acreage campus - Begins 02/03/2019 - 9:00 AM

    Experiencing God

    Acreage campus - Begins 02/03/2019 - 9:00 AM

    301 - Biblical Studies Track

    The Apostles’ Creed

    Royal Palm campus - Begins 01/16/2019 - 7:00 PM

    That The World May Know - Vol. 3

    Royal Palm campus - Begins 03/13/2019 - 7:00 PM

    301 - Christian Growth Track

    God Owns It All

    Acreage campus - Begins 03/24/2019 - 9:00 AM

    Lord, Change My Attitude

    Royal Palm campus - Begins 01/16/2019 - 7:00 PM

    301 - Family Track

    Love & Respect

    Royal Palm campus - Begins 01/16/2019 - 7:00 PM

    Raising Kingdom Kids

    Royal Palm campus - Begins 03/27/2019 - 7:00 PM


    The Portable Seminary - (Invitation Only) Royal Palm campus - TBD

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    Connecting with Christ

    Learning - Level 101

    □ Attend Church Orientation to discover God’s mission for your life with this church family.

    □ Submit the Partnership Covenant to join with others in service for Christ.

    □ Complete the One to One Discipling study course to grow in your relationship with Christ.

    □ Join a Connection Group to share life with other believers.

    Having a personal relationship with Christ, identifying myself through

    believer’s baptism, and believing that God has led me to officially join

    with the ministry of this church - I commit to live my life as an example

    of Christian faith and purity.

    I also make the following commitments:

    1. I will celebrate by being spiritually prepared and

    committed to worship God in spirit and truth in weekly

    Celebration Service and in my own personal devotion

    time with God.

    2. I will connect with other Christians and preserve the

    unity of this church by actively participating in a

    Connection Group for fellowship, Bible study

    application, and accountability.

    3. I will contribute to the ministry of this church with

    my time, prayers, monies, and abilities and support

    the leadership in accomplishing God’s mission in

    our community and in the world.



    Discipleship Course Calendar Fall 2018


    MasterLife (Book 1&2)

    Royal Palm campus - Begins 09/09/2018 - 10:30 AM

    Acreage campus - Begins 09/09/2018 - 9:00 AM

    Baptist Faith & Message

    Acreage campus - Begins 09/09/2018 - 9:00 AM

    301 - Biblical Studies Track

    The Heart of God’s Story

    Royal Palm campus - Begins 10/31/2018 - 7:00 PM

    That The World May Know - Vol. 1 & 2

    Royal Palm campus - Begins 09/19/2018 - 7:00 PM

    301 - Christian Growth Track

    When Life is Hard

    Royal Palm campus - Begins 09/12/2018 - 7:00 PM

    Acreage campus - Begins 09/09/2018 - 9:00 AM


    Royal Palm campus - Begins 10/10/2018 - 7:00 PM

    301 - Family Track

    7 Rings of Marriage

    Royal Palm camp