REAL Life Discipleship

Start your journey toward REAL life!

What Is REAL Life Discipleship?

REAL Life Discipleship is a road map designed to help you navigate your journey down the path toward the life God has in store for you. To experience this kind of life Christ offers, believers must grow in various areas of spiritual maturity. REAL Life Discipleship begins with Entry Points, or opportunities to learn the basics of your walk with Christ and connecting with Northside. Then, REAL Life Discipleship offers a variety of growth opportunities in different Life Paths that you may travel down on your journey. They may include specific discipleship courses, personal studies with a mentor or small group, 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. We recommend you start your journey from one of these three Entry Points.

“I am a new Christian, not yet involved at Northside.” Your first step is Disciples Path, a Bible study where you will learn 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 join Get Informed!, a three-week introduction to who Northside is and what we are about. Then, in Get Connected!, you will learn how you can get involved in community and ministry here.

“I have been a Christian for a while and am involved at Northside.” Sign up for whatever class you like!

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 Winter/Spring 2023 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.

For more information on EQUIP, simply click on the button below.