10 Month Training House

Equipping and sending out WORLD CHANGERS through CHRIST-centered community living and training.

The Culture of the House

Students of the Elmira Discipleship House will be immersed in a Christ-oriented Kingdom culture that will direct them towards a lifestyle of intimacy with Jesus. We believe that intimacy with God leads to relationship with people, and ministering in Christ’s love to people.

You were made to thrive, not to merely exist. When we find that we were made to be sons and daughters of God, we have found the Gospel of Jesus Christ alive in us.

As sons and daughters of God we represent one family of God. Our goal is to demonstrate to each other, to God, and to the world what a real Christ loving family looks like. “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love” (Ephesians 4:2). For, the world will know Christ sent us because of our unity (John 17).

House culture is set on a foundation of accelerated learning. Our 11 months of learning together is set on weekly “rhythms” that will equip students to:

  • Encounter God regularly through His Word and prayer. This will no longer be laborious work and take excruciating effort.
  • Learn to live from Sonship as sons and daughters of God.
  • Live in humility and surrender. Humility is the fertile ground where the Holy Spirit matures people.
  • Know offense and be set free from its trap.
  • Understand and use their gifts for the building of the Church. This will include commitment to a local church (continuing at their local church) where they will regularly serve.
  • Love your neighbor. Regular first hand ministry to the community will include nursing homes, children’s clubs, house parties (outreach), street Christianity, prison ministry, college campus acts of love, prayer walking, block parties.
  • Listen to God and obey God.
  • Pursue a Kingdom vision for their own life.

House Details

5,000 Square Feet
Three Story Building

First Floor

Teaching rooms
Livingroom
Staff Apartment

Second Floor

Guys Bedrooms
Kitchen

Third Floor

Ladies Bedrooms

Basement

Laundry

Schedule and Rhythm

Monday

Everyday living* + Personal Bible Study

Tuesday

Everyday living + Teaching @ 7:00pm

Wednesday

Everyday living + Discipleship Group @ 7:00pm

Thursday

Everyday living + Meditation @ 6:30am

Friday

Everyday living + Prayer Walk

Saturday (1st and 3rd)

Outreach and Training 8:00am – 1:00pm

*Everyday living is your work/school. The Gospel was given to you so you could live in the power and love of Jesus Christ in the world. Some will be pastors or preachers, but most will not. Students are required to work minimum 20 hours per week for lifestyle training. Some exceptions.

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The House and the Local Church

Various Christ loving teachers with different backgrounds will come into the house to teach on a rotating weekly basis.

You say, “Is there really a need for another ministry that is centered on disciple-making? Isn’t that what the local church is doing?”

The answer is that there is always a need for new strategies to be employed for disciple-making. The Elmira Discipleship House is implementing a new tactic in this region, “to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become MATURE, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ” (Ephesians 4:12-13).

We are privileged to partner with local churches and church leaders in order to play our part in building up the body of Christ.