The purpose of our Personal Discipleship ministry is to glorify God as we intentionally shepherd others towards maturity in Christ (Col. 1:28-29)
It is our goal to use the adult Sunday School classes as the primary tool of discipleship. Out of these large groups are birthed smaller groups called Care Groups. Out of these Care Groups, personal discipleship occurs quite often. See a SS teacher for more info.
What is personal discipleship?
Personal discipleship is the process whereby a genuine convert (enabled by the Holy Spirit and led by a more mature disciple-maker) cultivates greater biblical knowledge in addition to spiritual disciplines & heart attitudes that make him/her progressively more like Jesus Christ.
In other words, a disciple is a person who is intentionally progressing toward greater likeness to Jesus in thought, word, and deed. This is the goal of all true biblical discipleship – to produce men & women who think, communicate, and act like Jesus Christ.
In light of this, the goal of all discipleship is to produce mature men and women who eventually become disciple-makers themselves (since Jesus was a disciple-maker).
Further, we should make a distinction between formal personal discipleship and those studies/events that may have elements of discipleship perhaps (e.g., Bible studies, Sunday School, etc.) but which are not formal personal discipleship per se.