Operation: Solid Lives
...an intense discipleship program. OSL is designed to help you set aside distractions and saturate your heart with the Word of God. It will kick your life to the next level: faith and confidence, joy and freedom, victory and wholeness are the results!
This program is for everyone. At each of the 5 levels you will devote considerable effort into seeking God. You will have a coach to support you as well. We will train you to live by faith, hear God’s voice, and walk in the calling God has for you. This creates an environment where each disciple is transformed by the renewing of their mind (Romans 12:1-2).
OSL is not typical, nor easy; yet that is the strength of these classes. The intent isn’t just to learn something, but to have God’s Word and His power revolutionize each disciple’s life so that they can say to others, “follow me, as I follow Christ”!
Two words: hear God. If you give a man a fish you feed him for a day; if you teach a man HOW to fish you feed him for life. Many have been to church but have never been discipled. Most churches are designed to feed people; we are committed to teaching God’s Word but also to training you HOW to feed yourself by daily coming to Jesus, hearing his voice, and doing what he says (Luke 6). God wants you to walk in his power and experience his fullness in you and through you to others. The key is to learn how to be led by God’s Spirit through the Word–something many Christians long for but feel ill equipped to do.
OPERATION: Solid Lives has 5 levels:
Level 1-Basic Training: experience the love of God and the life changing truth of being right with God.
Level 2-Boot Camp: be filled with the Spirit, understand the covenant promises God has given you, and reconcile God’s sovereignty with his promises.
Level 3-CIA: discover the power of the Word of God, how God’s Word produces results in our lives, and how to study God’s Word.
Level 4-Air Force: embrace your authority in Christ, learn to be led by the Spirit, walk in Spirit empowerment, and grow in effective prayer.
Level 5-Special Ops: discover your purpose and unlock keys to effective ministry in the Kingdom of God.
Each level builds a biblical foundation for the next level. All levels include powerful audio teachings, daily Bible reading and response journaling, Bible memorization and other key disciplines. Each student is assigned a “coach” and placed into a small group for the purpose of encouragement and accountability. The classes run between 2 to 3 hours, depending on the level. Basic Training includes one in-class teaching weekly, while the others have two. Students hold to all disciplines for the entire class length and attendance at each class is required. Basic Training is four weeks, plus the Orientation Class. The rest of the levels are six weeks, plus Orientation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can people who do not attend NewCommunty attend the discipleship program? Yes. We encourage it.
Can couples share resources? Yes, however, we do not recommend it.
Do you provide childcare? If you need childcare or have other special needs please contact us before orientation. We can provide childcare and other things to help you succeed in these classes.
Do you have payment plans or scholarships? We can work with people for a payment plan. We do provide partial scholarships at times, however it is vital that we invest in our own spiritual formation–we get what we put in. We also encourage people to believe God for the cost. If he has called a person to dive into discipleship he will provide.
Is OSL legalistic or controlling? No way! In fact people find themselves freed from the burden of religion and revitalized in their relationship with the Lord. The program is structured to help people grow and empower them to hear God through the Word for their life. The Biblical disciplines and accountability are means to an end–like a lattice helping a vine to grow or a train track helping a train to move along. We have found that discipline is a means receive grace in our lives. ”He who has a slack hand becomes poor, but the hand of the diligent makes rich” (Proverbs 10:4).
Why does it cost money to be discipled? First, the costs only cover the price of materials. Second, we get what we put in. Our experience is that people who understand the value of sacrifice get a return on their investment. As the Proverbs 23:23 says, “Buy the truth, and do not sell it, also wisdom and instruction and understanding.”
What if I have to miss a class time, can I still do OSL? No and yes. Attendance at all class sessions is required. However, we use Skype (a video chat program) for those who are traveling--requires pre-registration. If one is not able to attend a class (physically or via Skype), we simply encourage them to wait until there is a season or class that works better for their schedule.