Mount Olive Baptist Church
Friday, August 28, 2015

LifeTracks: Adult Discipleship Classes

Discipleship Training has undergone several name changes over the years.  It has evolved and matured through time – from" Baptist Training Union" to "Training Union" to "Church Training."  Mount Olive’s Discipleship Training Ministry, known as “LifeTracks,” is an exciting program to plug into! 
Matthew 28:18-20 tells us,
"Then Jesus came to them and said, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.'”  (NIV)

This Great Commission is a mandate that calls for the church to make disciples of all nations.  A disciple is a fully devoted follower of Jesus, with a passion that shapes his/her life to act like Jesus.  A disciple is equipped and deployed to make a transforming difference in homes, businesses, schools, communities, and the world.  This is the calling of all Christians! 
Mount Olive’s LifeTracks program is an intentional and purposeful method for producing mature followers of Christ.  This study will equip and guide believers for their daily journey.  LifeTracks differs from Sunday School in its focus. Sunday School leans toward Bible study and evangelism; Discipleship Training focuses on Christian growth. Its emphasis is on training church members to perform the work of the church; to train church leaders; to orient new church members; and to teach Christian theology, ethics, history, and church practices. 
LifeTracks Discipleship Training classes are exactly that... training classes for leadership in the Christian Life and in the Church. Instead of teachers, classes have leaders or facilitators to encourage discussion and interaction among members of a class. Classes are divided quarterly throughout the church educational year, which runs from September to August. 
LifeTracks classes vary each semester.  Some of the classes that have been offered in the past are as follows:
  • John Maxwell leadership studies
  • Marriage Enrichment classes
  • Christianity 101 (an orientation class to the Bible)
  • Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace (teaching financial guidelines from the Bible)
  • Parenting classes
  • Beth Moore ladies' studies
  • Youth, Children and Pre-School studies
The LifeTracks STRATEGY is to develop every member of Mount Olive Baptist Church into a fully equipped disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ. 

  • To INTERACT with every member of Mount Olive in the process of Discipleship. 
  • To INSTRUCT every member of Mount Olive in the areas of Missions, Evangelism, Worship, Family, Biblical Foundation Studies, and Godly Leadership. 
  • To INSPIRE every member of Mount Olive to personally fulfill the Great Commission to “Go and make disciples” by becoming personally equipped and then by equipping others. 
LifeTracks has taken on a new meaning here at Mount Olive. As Christians, it is vital that we continue to grow closer to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our Discipleship Training Classes are designed to lead people to a deeper personal relationship with God. Whether you are a member of Mount Olive or live in our area, you will enjoy the fellowship and spiritual growth you will experience in our Discipleship Training classes.