Christians were never intended to live as “lone rangers” of the Christian life. Rather, Christ gave us each others, the members of His body, so that each of us might be the means of the growth and maturity of our brothers and sisters in Christ.
Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. (Ephesians 4:15-16)
At Park Hills Baptist Church, we strongly believe that one of the most effective ways to grow in Christian maturity and sanctification is through intentional one-on-one discipleship relationships. In a discipling relationship, two Christians of the same sex meet regularly to study Scripture, hold one another accountable, and pray. These discipling meetings usually center around discussing and applying a Biblical passage, or a Biblically-centered book, and end with a time of prayer. One-on-one discipling allows us to get involved in each other’s lives, to ask difficult questions, to bear one another’s sorrows and joys, and to speak the Word to each other in order to do spiritual good to one another.
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. (Hebrews 10:24-25)
If you are interested in beginning a one-on-one discipling relationship, please let us know (email one of the pastors: click here). We would be happy to help you find another Christian to grow with.