THE NEW LIFE SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP EXISTS TO HELP BELIEVERS AND CONGREGATIONS MOVE TOWARD GREATER MATURITY IN CHRIST
NEW LIFE CHURCH
Allan Malloy
Allan Malloy

Senior Pastor | New Life Church

HELLO! I want to personally thank you for taking the time to investigate our School of Discipleship. It is my desire that this program of study will be more than an academic exercise, but an opportunity to grow in your relationship with Christ alongside like-minded believers who will be with you in each class.

The school was formed out of a burden to bridge the gap between a casual version of Christianity that is so prevalent in our society, to a more Biblical example of faith expressed through a gospel-centered life. It is my firm belief that in the coming days we will need greater spiritual maturity to sustain us, regardless of what is happening in the world around us.

The school has been structured with everyday Christians like you in mind. In other words, this is not a program targeting young adults wishing to enter vocational ministry. If you want to grow in your knowledge of scripture, better serve your local congregation, and deepen your overall walk with Christ, then the New Life School of Discipleship is for you! After reading the brochure and exploring the school website, if you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out through the email provided below. God bless you, and I hope to see you next semester!

ALLAN MALLOY
Senior Pastor, New Life Church
[email protected]

New Life School of Discipleship Information

OVERVIEW

The vision for New Life Church is to “connect people to their God-given purpose.” Since Pastor Allan Malloy was called as senior leader in 2015, this vision has accelerated to incorporate a range of local ministries, national and international missions, and exponential growth in both attendance, volunteerism and revenue. The New Life School of Discipleship is a 2-year, 4-semester training program that represents the next step of this vision.

Biblical literacy is extremely important in this process, but it means very little without spiritual impartation. Therefore, at the end of each semester, the school will offer a Saturday encounter experience with the goal of marrying academic knowledge with Spirit activation in the life of each student.

Our society is quickly reaching an inflection point, and millions of American believers are ill-equipped for living out their faith in an increasingly hostile context. The answer is a robust training in discipleship and spiritual formation.

SEMESTER OVERVIEW

Students can enroll at the beginning of any of the four semesters. Each semester has a different point of focus:

 

1. BIBLICAL KNOWLEDGE

2. DOCTRINAL FOUNDATIONS

3. SPIRITUAL FORMATION

4. PRACTICAL MINISTRY & ELECTIVES

 

Students will graduate after completing the four semesters

IMPORTANT DATES

2022

 

FALL 1

New Testament Survey

August 21 – October 9

 

FALL 2 

Old Testament Survey

October 23 – December 11

 

 

2023

 

SPRING 1

Foundations of Christian Doctrine: A Study in the Book of Romans

January 22 – March 5

 

SPRING 2

Foundations of the Church: A Study in Acts and Ephesians

March 12 – May 7

 

FALL 1

Biblical Christianity

August 20 – October 8

 

FALL 2 

Understanding and Applying the Spiritual Disciplines

October 22 – December 10

 

 

2024

 

SPRING 1

Electives (TBA)

January 21 – March 3

 

SPRING 2

Ministry Project

March 10 – May 5

 

 

TUITION COSTS

SCHOOL TUITION

$250 per semester (2 classes)*

*Scholarships are available

Dr. Joshua Rice
Dr. Joshua Rice

Director | New Life School of Discipleship

Josh Rice has dedicated his life to one assertion: the last defense of free thinking, creative truth, and generous living is found in the local church. He serves as Provost and Dean of the School of Ministry at Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta. He holds degrees from Lee University (B.A.), Columbia Theological Seminary (M.A.), and the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (Th.M; Ph.D). He is the author of Paul and Patronage: The Dynamics of Power in 1 Corinthians (Pickwick Press, 2013) and The Jewish Centaur: Adventures in Pentecostal Spirituality (Cascade Books, 2015). Josh travels widely as a speaker, scholar and consultant.

F.A.Q.'s

Some of our most asked questions can be found here.

When can I start?

Students can begin with any of the 7-week courses.

Do I have to go in order?

While we encourage our students to go through the program as a cohort, we know that life happens.  The 4 semesters, or 8 classes, can be completed in any order.

Who are the teachers?

The New Life SOD faculty consist of master’s and doctoral level Christian leaders in the Atlanta area.

Is this program accredited?

While we do not seek to be an accredited school, a partnership with Richmont Graduate University does allow students to transfer in credits after completing the New Life School of Discipleship.

Is there homework?

Students can expect to spend 2 hours per week outside of the class session on weekly assignments, mostly reading.