Organizations grow by growing new leaders. That is why Jesus' last words were to "Go to all nations and make disciples..."


…make disciples…

  • Disciples are chosen, not found. "Follow me," were the words Jesus used to call his disciples.  "Go and make" are the commands Jesus gave his followers. Jesus commanded his followers to establish new disciples in a living faith to the point where they take responsibility for the Christian community.  

  • Jesus’ call to discipleship requires decision. A disciple is more than a learner. A disciple learns to obey. Obedience is an outward behavior reflecting an inward disposition acquired through instruction, observation and practice.  

  • Practical discipleship takes place in a community where the Holy Spirit grows disciples into leaders through instruction, observation and practice. 

  • Growth in discipleship is fundamentally an act of worship. "Offer your bodies as a living sacrifice,” wrote Paul, “holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. (Rom 12:1-2). 


Mercy Hill Church takes the command of Jesus seriously by consolidating discipleship in the local church where it belongs. Ekklesia Ministry College enrolled its first class in January, 2018.  Through affiliation with Antioch Schools, students receive fully accredited Masters, Bachelors or Certificate degrees.  Students obtain these degrees while being mentored by church ministry leaders and instructed by a certified and credentialed leader in a classroom setting at the local church.  Learning, observation and practice take place in continuity with family, church and career.  

If you believe Jesus has called you to become his disciple, take the next step by applying to Ekklesia Ministry College.