One-on-one discipleship takes into consideration the personality and history of a person, for unique personalities, histories, and experiences all lead to very different perspectives. Personality is our God-given makeup of the blend of thinker, doer, and feeler. History is what happened in our lives from birth until now. By looking at the two together, it is easier to see why we act and respond the way we do. Knowledge, however, is only half the battle, for without power it does not give freedom. Discipleship rarely tells someone something he does not already know, but rather gives words to something to help make it clear and useful in real life. The power is in Jesus, but too often that can be hidden by one’s twisted concepts of God, legalism, or pride. Working through these things helps the disciple of Christ see the freedom that comes from admitting where he is at to smooth the way toward seeing Jesus as the only way out. All the power in Jesus is at the disposal of believers, and the only way to live the Christian life is through that power. We have it but often fail to recognize and access it. We will never have all the answers, but we have the Way to the answer, Jesus.
To be clear, we do not offer counseling using psychotherapy. We offer Christian discipleship dealing with the physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental aspects of a person in relationships, situations, and problems. Typically our discipleship will involve such things as discovering inadequate concepts of God, uncovering faulty identity messages received, determining the God-given temperament from which life is viewed, and discussing the past, present, and future in light of what God is doing in a person’s life with a view toward gaining healing and peace. A relationship with God can be inhibited by emotional walls built up over time; the process of identifying those walls and removing their foundations will improve outlook and attitudes as a healthy connection with God is restored. Our goal is to be a participant in what God is doing to remove those walls.
Discipleship is offered at no charge to those actively on the ALMI support team. All others will be informed of a suggested donation on a sliding scale. Checks should be made out to Abiding Life Ministries International.
Many have trained under Mike Wells or Tim Lester, are committed to the message of Christ as Life, and in response to spiritual, emotional, and physical problems can present consistent ALMI Christ-centered solutions. Sometimes we will know of someone in your area; please contact the office if you are interested locating a referral in your location. If you can travel, it is possible to make an appointment with Tim and Karen Lester in Hagerstown, MD, for personalized or marriage discipleship. This also applies to seeing Chad Salyn in Provost, Alberta, Canada, or Noah Wells in Littleton, CO. Phone and Skype sessions for dialogue are also available. Please see Tim and Karen Lester’s page, Chad Salyn’s page, and Noah Wells’ page for more information.
8191 Southpark Lane, Unit 102
Littleton, CO 80120