One-on-One Discipleship

What is Discipleship?

We define discipleship as “a relationship that intentionally multiplies Christ-like followers.” It’s obeying the command from Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:18-20) to “go and make disciples.” Our one-on-one discipleship ministry is an excellent way for us to fulfill the mission of Highlands Church: Equip the church to follow Jesus.

Interested in Discipleship?

If you would like more information about discipleship, please contact Kat Osten at .

One-on-One discipleship faq

How is one-on-one discipleship different than mentoring?
Discipleship is a longer-term relationship intended for the growth and the multiplication of future disciples. Mentorship is normally based on a limited season of time with a focus on one specific topic or issue.

How long is the one-on-one discipleship process?
This depends on the maturity level of the one being discipled. Six months would probably be the shortest, and twenty-four months the longest. To complete the discipleship series that Highlands uses would typically take about eighteen months meeting once per week.

What is used for curriculum or study?
Highlands has developed our own curriculum options that are designed to help the disciple gain a better understanding of the Bible. This curriculum involves consistent Bible reading and guides the participant through interactive discussion questions. There are several other discipleship series available and your disciple maker can discuss what would work best. We like to emphasize that “relationship trumps curriculum,” but a biblically-based and interactive discussion are essential.

How do I start the discipleship process?
The first step would be to fill out a Discipleship Profile at this link. This information is helpful in pairing up a potential disciple with a disciple maker. Once the application is received, the profile is reviewed and a potential pairing is made. The potential disciple maker will contact you to set up an initial meeting to review expectations, and to see if the pairing will be mutually agreeable.

What if I want to be a Disciple Maker?
We realize that there are some new to Highlands who already have a deep level of Biblical knowledge and experience. We would recommend that you complete a “Disciple Maker Profile” at this link. You will be contacted to see how we can equip you with the tools you will need to make your Disciple Making journey a fulfilling experience.


We have several opportunities to help you become equipped to multiply and make disciples. These include our one-on-one experience and small groups that focus on the multiplication aspect of our faith. These small groups are available for women, men or coed groups. For small group information, visit our group finder and look for those groups which emphasize "multiplication."


Highlands has its own book program to guide you through the discipleship process. You can purchase all of the available books at Info Central on Sunday mornings or click the links below to purchase on Amazon.

Based on the first two chapters of 2 Timothy, this booklet provides common language for discipleship and explain what makes a successful discipleship experience. More info...

Learn what makes the Bible unique, who wrote it, how the Bible all fits together, and how we can study and apply it to our lives. More info...

Based on the doctrinal statement of Highlands Church, this booklet will be a resource to all growing believers who see the value of a biblical belief system. Coming soon! More info...

Learn five essential disciplines that will help you become a mature follower of Christ. Genuine transformation occurs with quiet time devotions, prayer, stewardship, serving, and worship. More info...

God has designed us for a purpose. This book will help you discover and focus on practical strategies to live out your God-given purpose. More info...

Learn five essential disciplines that will help you become a mature follower of Christ. Genuine transformation occurs with quiet time devotions, prayer, stewardship, serving, and worship. More info...

Help a disciple successfully transition to a disciple maker, and help them learn how to navigate taking this next step in discipleship. More info...


Questions? Email Mark Yule at .