Welcome to BeADisciple Academy!
WOW! How often is it that we find ourselves in an actual, meaningful space on the internet? Sure, there are times where some of us can feel like we’re in a deep relationship with Netflix, but we’re hoping that this is a little (read a LOT) different.
The BeADisciple Academy is designed to be a place for you to, first and foremost, connect with God. We want use to find a designated time each day for you to set aside all of your other distractions and be with your Creator. We hope this happens through daily prayer and reading scripture.
Secondly, we want for you to be a place where you can find YOU. What helps you and your faith? What are your gifts? There are activities built in to the Academy to help you discover more about yourself.
Lastly, we would love for you to have a time to listen to God’s voice and discern your call. There are ‘small c’ calls, and ‘big C’ calls. ‘Small c’ calls are often simple spirit-led nudges which help us respond to a need around us. ‘Big C’ calls involve major life choices such as which areas to volunteer in and which careers to pursue. Hearing God’s call is not only a “call to discipleship,” but also a call to follow Jesus every day in the ‘little c’ calls and the ‘big C’ calls.
So welcome! We are so glad you’re here, and hope to be a way to help you grow in your faith.
Leah has a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Philosophy (with a minor is Leadership Studies) and a Master of Arts in Specialized Ministry (youth and young adult ministry), both from Southwestern College. She has served as Coordinator of Middle School Ministry at United Methodist Church of the Servant in OKC, OK and has over five years of experience in online higher education as an affiliate faculty for Southwestern College. Leah has been the Director of BeADisciple Youth and Collegiate Academy since fall, 2014. Leah loves people and learning, reading and writing, music and dance, coffee and laughing. She blogs at www.hartshapedlife.com. Her husband, Caleb, is a P.E. Teacher and coach. They have a daughter, Claire, and a two sons, Wesley and Dean. Leah is the daughter of Dr. Stephen and Joni Rankin and a life-long United Methodist.