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Discipleship 101

Every Christian needs to understand their Christian faith, what it means for them, and what is expected of them. And too many do not.

Many do not know how to explain their faith to others because it was never taught to them because while they got saved, they were never ‘discipled’.

The process of discipleship, which is a mentorship program, is near and dear to Jesus’ heart. It was the way he lived his life from birth. From spending the time like every Jewish boy to learn the scriptures, then he spent time with God developing a relationship with him so he could learn to become his son, and learn what his divine role on the earth was. He spent time waiting on his Father, which meant a time preparing for that role. He lived in anticipation of his role. Then he stepped into his divine role at the right time and accomplished it to the end, and brought salvation to the whole world as long as they choose to receive it.

Jesus modeled the life of a true discipler, then he tasked the believers to do as he did. He told them they would do greater things than he did. Greater not meaning to be more than him but to continue his work and reach the rest of the world after he would leave.

He made disciples when he was on the earth, and he taught them and prepared them to carry on his work. And as he was leaving them, he told them:

Matthew 28:19-20 – New International Version

19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Jesus’ disciples were told to go and make more disciples, and teach them everything he taught them, and then teach them to in turn make more disciples, until the world is evangelized. That is discipleship, and every believer is tasked with doing it. It is the divine mentorship program that the church is built on. It is how the gospel of Jesus Christ would reach the ends of the earth throughout the age.

A good discipleship program helps you know your faith, the word of God, and cause you to grow strong into a mature Christian and helps you to develop a strong love for your heavenly father, and to know and obey him more.


COURSE OFFERINGS:

Your reward(s) upon completing this course:

  • The Discipleship Badge
  • A digital and physical certificate in Discipleship
  • Invitation to join the private group of your peers so you can meet other members in your new family.
  • Recognition points:
    • Ambassador Points – GRADES: [B+ 15]  |  [A 20]  |  [A+ 25] 
    • Socialite Points – GRADES: [B+ 15]  |  [A 20]  |  [A+ 25]
    • Mentor Points – GRADES: [B+ 15]  |  [A 20]  |  [A+ 25]
    • Leader Points – GRADES: [B+ 15]  |  [A 20]  |  [A+ 25]
    • Theology Points – GRADES: [B+ 15]  |  [A 20]  |  [A+ 25]

LESSON(S) IN THIS COURSE:

Introduction to Event Planning

Introduction to Event Planning

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    Enter the exciting world of Event Planning.

    Learn basic Event Planning for events such as:  Tea Parties, Banquets, Galas, Fund-Raising, and Award Events.

    Introduction to Theology

    Introduction to Theology

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    This course will give you the basic foundations of the Christian Faith and the Kingdom of God.

    Completing this course will give you a much in depth understanding of the Faith you believe in.

    Sorority Awards & Recognition

    Sorority Awards & Recognition

    In a nutshell, you will quickly learn that Queen Esther literally entered a beauty contest to become Queen of Persia. The most beautiful women were gathered throughout the land and endured a grooming process to be chosen for the role of Queen and wife of the King.

    Fast forward to today’s Beauty Pageants. It’s not just beautiful women parading around in bathing suits, something more serious such as character recognition is identified and awarded.  The Sorority wants to recognize and award the Ladies who display and perform at exemplary levels during their character building training in certain fields. Therefore, we have created 8 award categories and the criteria needed to achieve them.

    The categories are broken down into 2 groups; Crowning, and Awards.  Of the 8 categories, 5 of them are crowning categories, meaning the recipient will be crowned and sashed and given titles.  The other 3 categories are award categories, meaning the recipients will receive awards and gifts.  Let’s now call these 2 groups ‘Recognition’.

    How can a member become eligible for a Recognition?  During the training program of the Academy, members will be marked as potential candidates for one or more Recognition categories as they complete qualifying lessons.  Each Recognition Category requires a minimum amount of points to achieve each category, therefore, each course will state how many points they offer towards each Recognition Category.  and as the member completes each course, all Recognition points are accumulated for each category and tallied for the member.  Therefore, a member can see how far they are progressing towards achieving each Recognition Category, by the amount of points they have accumulated out of how many they need for each category.

    Members may decide beforehand what Recognition they would want to achieve and then ensure they complete all the requirements.  Members, with no prior interest to achieving a recognition or not sure which they should vie for, as they progress through the training, they can make that decision simply by choosing the category in which they have accumulated the most Recognition points.  Finally, members can be nominated by their Chaperone, handmaids, and/or the Board of Directors as a candidate and recommend they try and achieve their recommended recognition.

    Once a member has achieved a recognition, it is a lifetime endorsement.  However, they will reign publicly in that category for 1 year, and then they will hand over the baton to the following year’s recipient.

    Crowns and Awards:

    CROWNING

    1. Ambassador – To be able to communicate the principles of the Sorority to others and to recruit the most members.  Must fulfill ALL the criteria below:
      1. Must acquire at least 180 Recognition points
      2. Must complete the preliminary course of the title of Lady
      3. Must get at least a B+ in the Course: Introduction to EOG
      4. Must get at least a B+ in the Course: Principles & Models
      5. Must get at least a B+ in the Course Self Development with a concentration in:
        1. 15 tips for Public Speaking
        2. The Art of Public Speaking
        3. Getting Started with your charity
      6. Must recruit at least 15 – 20 ladies into the Sorority

    AWARD:

    • The crown of Ambassadorship
    • The sash of Ambassador
    • Official Pin
    • Official certificate
    • The designation with the initials AMB at the end of your name
    • Cash Prize
    • Application to Board of Director
    1. Socialite – To be able to plan and host many events in the Sorority. Must fulfill the criteria below
    1. Must acquire at least 238 recognition points
    2. Must complete the preliminary course of the title of Lady –  B+ 15 points, A 20 points, A+ 25 points
    3. Must get at least a B+ in the course: Royal Protocols –  B+ 15 points, A 20 points, A+ 25 points
    4. Must get at least a B+ in the course Etiquette and Social Graces – B+ 15 points, A 23 points, A+ 31 points
    5. Must get at least a B+ in the course Etiquette and Social Graces with a concentration in Hosting your Tea Party – B+ 20 points, A 30 points, A+ 40 points
    6. Must get at least a B+ in the course Self Development with a concentration in:

    Event Planning  –  B+ 15 points, A 20 points, A+ 25 points

    Getting Started with your charity  –  B+ 2 points, A 5 points, A+ 8 points

    1. Must plan and host at least 3-4 events successfully for the Sorority, must include 1 fundraiser – 40 points per event

    AWARD:

    • The crown of Socialite
    • The sash of Socialite
    • Official Pin
    • Official certificate
    • The designation with the initials SCLT at the end of your name
    • Scholarship to become a certified Event Planner
    • Exquisite China 48 piece set for 8 seating, complete with dinner and tea party pieces
    • 32 piece Gold flatware for 8 seating.
    • Application to Board of Directors
    1. Mentor – To be able to mentor ladies on a psychological and spiritual level to achieving transformation in their lives.  Must fulfill all the following criteria:
    1. Must acquire 200 Recognition points
    2. Must complete the preliminary course of the title of Lady – B+ 15 points, A 20 points, A+ 25 points
    3. Must get at least a B+ in Defining Myself – B+ 15 points, A 20 points, A+ 25 points
    4. Must get at least a B+ in Fundamentals of Christianity – B+ 15 points, A 20 points, A+ 25 points
    5. Must at least read the Course Self Development with a concentration in Bee A Mentor – B+ 15 points, A 20 points, A+ 25 points
    6. Must get at least a B+ in the Course Self Development with a concentration in Understanding Group Dynamics and Systems –  B+ 15 points, A 20 points, A+ 25 points
    7. Must get at least a B+ in the Course Psychodynamics and Me –  B+ 75 points, A 100 points, A+ 125 points

    AWARD:

    • The crown of Mentorship
    • The sash of Mentor
    • Official Pin
    • Official certificate
    • The designation with the initials MNTR at the end of your name
    • Cash Prize
    • Scholarship to earn Certified Christian Counseling from the NACCA
    • Application to Board of Directors
    1. Leader – Must display exceptional Leadership qualities and be able to train others to become leaders themselves. Must fulfill ALL the following criteria
    1. Must acquire at least 220 Recognition points
    2. Must complete the preliminary course of the title of Lady – B+ 15 points, A 20 points, A+ 25 points
    3. Must get at least a B+ in Self Defining – B+ 15 points, A 20 points, A+ 25 points
    4. Must get at least a B+ in Introduction to EOG – B+ 15 points, A 20 points, A+ 25 points
    5. Must get at least a B+ in Self Development –  B+ 80 points, A 100 points, A+ 126 points
    6. Must become a Chaperone – B+ 40 points, A 60 points, A+ 80 points

    AWARD:

    • The crown of Leadership
    • The sash of Leadership
    • Official Pin
    • Official certificate
    • The designation with the initials LDR at the end of your name
    • Cash Prize
    • Other prizes
    1. Theologian – One who is very knowledgeable of Christianity and is able to communicate its meanings and principles. This person also displays a very Christ-like character.  Must fulfill ALL the following criteria
    1. Must acquire at least 165 Recognition points
    2. Must complete the preliminary course of the title of Lady – B+ 15 points, A 20 points, A+ 25 points
    3. Must get at least a B+ in Defining Myself – B+ 15 points, A 20 points, A+ 25 points
    4. Must get at least a B+ in Fundamentals of Christianity – B+ 75 points, A 100 points, A+ 125 points
    5. Must get at least a B+ in Principles & Models – B+ 15 points, A 20 points, A+ 25 points
    6. Must watch the video in the Self Development Course called “Lead Like Jesus” – 5 points

    AWARD:

    • The crown of Theologist
    • The sash of Theology
    • Official Pin
    • Official certificate
    • The designation with the initials THLGY at the end of your name
    • Cash Prize
    • Scholarship to study Theology
    • Application to Board of Director

    AWARDS

    1. Honor Student –  The student that achieves the highest grades in the overall training program within a timely manner
    2. Eligible person will be voted on by the Board

    AWARD:

    • Will receive the Official Queen Esther Honor Award at graduation
    • Will be asked to give the honorary speech at graduation
    • Will receive the honorary gold scroll at graduation
    • Will receive the Honor Student vehicle decal and license plate holder
    1. Most Transformed – The student that is considered the most transformed person from the person they started out at the beginning of their program to the person they end up being at the end of the program.
    2. The Chaperone for each Cluster Group will nominate the person they believe is the most transformed of their group.
    3. The Chaperone must write a letter of recommendation stating why this person was chosen and how they have been transformed.
    4. The board members of the Sorority will look through all the records of each nominee, taking into consideration the recommendation from the Chaperone. The most transformed person will be chosen by the board.

    AWARD:

    • Will receive the official Queen Esther Transformed award at graduation
    • Will give a speech at graduation
    • Will receive the Transformed vehicle decal and license plate holder
    • Other prizes
    1. Most Motivational – The student that is the most encouraging, helpful, uplifting and inspires others to do well. A champion of students.
    2. The Chaperone for each Cluster Group will nominate the person they believe is the most motivational of their group. They may seek to get a vote from the other handmaids in the group.
    3. The Chaperone must write a letter of recommendation stating why this person was chosen and how they have been transformed. Members who are affected by this person must submit letters of recommendation as well.
    4. The board members of the Sorority will look through all the records of each nominee, taking into consideration the recommendation from the Chaperone and members. The most motivational person will be chosen by the board.

    AWARD:

    • Will receive the official Queen Esther Motivational award at graduation
    • Will give a speech at graduation
    • Will receive the Motivational vehicle decal and license plate holder
    • Other prizes