Being a Difference Maker
Being a difference maker involves loving God with all that we are and loving others as we love ourselves (Mark 12:28-31). The mission that Jesus left for his followers was to make disciples of all people groups. He told them to do this through evangelism ,sharing the good news of salvation through Christ, and discipleship, teaching believers to obey all that Jesus taught (Matt 28:18-20). Making disciples is more about application than information, though both contribute to the process. The emphasis of Christ's command is obedience, not mere knowledge. Discipleship opportunities at NGU include:
- Life Transformation Groups. These groups consist of three people of the same sex who meet once a week for one hour to discuss the Scriptures, to pray for the salvation of unbelievers they know, and to hold each other accountable.
- Bible Study Groups. A variety of Bible study groups are offered each semester. Some groups are led by faculty and staff while others are student-led. They normally meet once a week.
- Prayer Ministry. Prayer is one of the greatest privileges that God has granted to his children. Groups of students join together to seek the Lord's leadership, confess their sins, intercede for our nation, NGU, and the needs of others, etc. Some meet weekly in small groups. Students also join together for 24/7 week of prayer annually.
- Encouraging New Believers. Some students spend time nurturing new believers one-on-one. They spend time with new Christians talking about the faith, answering questions, studying the Scriptures, praying, and living life together. Others enlist new believers in a Life Transformation Group.