Jesus' commission to his first followers – and to us – is to make disciples and that must be one of our main activities as Christians.
Jesus called twelve disciples to follow him in Mark 3, and in Mark 6 he sent them out on their first mission. In the intervening period he involved them in his teaching and his work, instructing them, directing them, being a model for them and challenging their pre-conceptions and prejudices. Jesus' instruction between Mark chapters 3 and 6 includes the following:
After the disciples had returned from their first mission, he took them aside for some much-needed R and R and a debrief … that turned into the Feeding of the Five Thousand, where they themselves were the means of delivery for Jesus' power.
Our aspiration for men who join us on the Walk Project is that they will also be disciples of Jesus Christ and in doing that they will become active members of the community, good parents and good citizens.
The Project has a Christian, Bible-centred ethos. Participants engage in worship, prayer and Bible study as parts of the programme; we also encourage them to develop their personal relationship with God.
Each Walk House has a close relationship with a local church which supports it materially; our aim is that over time, each walker becomes more identified with the local congregation and less with Walk – and thus become part of the Christian community.
We are non-denominational and work with a wide variety of different churches.