The gospels record a special connection between Jesus and three of his apprentices – Peter, John and James. Together they join Jesus in some of his most intimate moments: times of tender ministry (Luke 8:51), supernatural encounter (Luke 9:28), and painful vulnerability (Mark 14:33). This connection prepared these three to be key leaders among early Jesus-followers.
An Apprentice Group is 2-5 peers of the same gender (possibly part of the same Life Group; 3 is ideal) who want to be intentional about growing and enduring as apprentices of Jesus. Like Jesus’ “inner circle,” these groups meet together in the presence of Jesus to share…
- how they are learning (or struggling) to hear from God in prayer and Scripture
- their places of personal vulnerability and struggle
- and their opportunities to share the good news of Jesus with others