During Jesus’ earthly ministry, he most likely spoke Aramaic. Talmid is Aramaic for disciple, and is the word Jesus would have used to call his inner circle of twelve. Is Jesus calling you to additional discipleship?
As Christians, we all have different stories of how we fit into God’s plan. There are points in our lives that help us grow and mature in our faith. Talmid training is intended to help you grow in your daily walk with God.
There is a framework within this project, but because this is one-on-one discipleship, it is customizable to your life experience. Each person is unique and created in the image of God.
Talmid training helps men like you prioritize areas of nurturing that the Spirit may be pursuing. I believe for people to thrive, everyone needs challenges and support. Talmid training provides this opportunity, along with a greater awareness for what God is doing in your life.
Discipleship is intended to model how Jesus lived. Scripture gives us a record on how Jesus walked, and an example for how we should live. The foundational scripture for Talmid Training is Philippians 3:12-14 (NLT).
“I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.”
As men we have a sacred responsibility to lead in many areas. We have to discern where to invest our energy and time; prioritizing what is most important can be a challenge. Talmid Training’s framework is intended for men to explore growth in six areas:
6 Areas of Growth
• Loving God
• Loving Your Wife
• Loving Your Children
• Loving Your Calling
• Loving Yourself
• Loving His Finances
The framework intends to focus on these individual topics in each session. The overall training project starts with six total sessions, and is suggested to last for twelve weeks.
Each meeting will cover one area, with ideas for adoption of growth over the two weeks between sessions. Again, because this is individually based, modifications can be made for areas of emphasis or curiosity for you. The overall goal is to grow in the image and likeness of our savior, Jesus Christ, and to become a disciple, or talmid, of the King of Kings.