Our students and faculty seek to encourage and challenge one another in their faith through a process called discipleship. Discipleship is a conscious choice made by our students to partner with fellow believers and reach for the incorruptible crown that we will ultimately lay at the feet of Jesus (Revelation 4:10-11). This spiritual formation process allows us to hold one another accountable and dedicate our whole lives to companionship with the Triune God. We are asked to observe and live in accordance to the words spoken by Jesus in Luke 10:25-27 to love God and love others.
To promote discipleship, student leaders and special programs within our residence halls are specifically designated and designed to help develop, encourage, and support spiritual growth. Discipleship Assistants work alongside our Residence Hall Directors and Assistant Hall Directors to nurture and strengthen the faith of students through small groups, wing and hall worship, and other activities that engage in spiritual formation.
Discipleship Assistants (DAs)
Discipleship Assistants (DAs) are an integral part of Residence Life for the purpose of fostering discipleship relationships through spiritual formation opportunities in order to grow as a Christian community. The hope would be that each person would be welcome to live life together in the residence halls. DAs work with the Personnel Assistants (PAs) to build and sustain healthy, Christian community on the wing/floor by being present on a consistent basis in their physical, spiritual, emotional, relational, and mental responsibilities.
Organized for students by their wing or floor DA, these groups encourage students to open up to each other and support and pray for one another, as well as hold each other accountable in their walks of faith. Small groups spend time praying, doing Bible studies and devotions, serving together, and just hanging out, talking about life.