REAL Life Discipleship

Start your journey toward REAL life!

What Is REAL Life Discipleship?

REAL Life Discipleship is a spiritual growth process designed to help you navigate your journey toward the whole life in Christ God has in store for you. To experience this kind of life Christ offers, believers must grow in various areas of spiritual maturity. To facilitate this growth, REAL Life Discipleship offers introductory studies along with nine Life Paths that you may travel down on your journey. These studies and paths may include discipleship courses, a small group study, one-on-one with a mentor, and even activity projects to help you in this area of growth.

Where Do I Start?

To determine where to start requires knowing where you are. Decide which of the following statements best fits you; then follow its directions for the next step on your discipleship journey.

“I am a new Christian, not yet involved at Northside.” Your first step is Discovering Life in Christ, a personal Bible study with a mature Christian who will lead you through the basics of your walk with Christ, including who Jesus is, what salvation means, and where to go from here.

“I have been a Christian for a while, but I am not yet involved at Northside.” Your first step is to go through our Connection series that introduces you to the Northside family. Not only will you discover who we are and what we are about as a church, you will also discover how you can get plugged in at Northside through relationships and ministry.

“I have been a Christian for a while and am involved at Northside, but I need help in a specific area of my life.” We offer nine different Life Paths, or categories for personal growth, from which you may choose. After you have identified your area of interest/need, choose from the list of courses on this brochure that will best help you address that area. If you are not sure which study is best for you, you can contact the Discipleship office for counsel on which study may be right for you.

How Do I Sign Up?

To sign up for a REAL Life Discipleship course, simply click on the button below. You will see a page with all of the Fall 2022 Discipleship Courses listed. Click on any course of interest for more information. Once you find the course you want to join, click on the button labeled "Ask to Join," and complete the requested information. You should receive a confirmation email shortly afterward stating you have been added to the course.

Northside Church has partnered with Cape Fear Network of Churches & Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary to offer the Wilmington area accredited courses at the highest level of theological training. Students can potentially earn up to 36 credit hours toward a seminary degree or Christian Ministry Certificate through two types of courses:

Mentored Internship Courses which enable students to gain practical ministry experience in various areas of ministry under the supervision of a mentor. The mentor and student work together to develop a “personalized” ministry experience, while allowing students to earn up to 9 credit hours towards a degree program.

Practicum Courses can earn up to 33 credit hours through a combination of classroom instruction, ministry-related experiences, and mentoring relationships.

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