In Greek, Kaleo means “to call” with 2 Timothy 1:9 being our focal verse. “He has saved us and called us to a holy life-not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time.” We are excited to learn together how to live like Christ and share with others in learning to do the same.
Our definition of discipleship is, “Leading students through a process of deliverance by the Gospel of Jesus Christ, development of Christian character and spiritual formation through community and biblical teaching and living, and deployment of believers to then make disciples in the places they live, work, and play” (The Complete Book of Discipleship, Hull). The goal of Kaleo groups is to give students, faculty, and staff Christian spiritual direction and support in answering their individual academic, social and professional call.
We are blessed with a wonderful group of faculty and staff who feel called to engage in opportunities for spiritual formation with our students and among their colleagues. Many spend their personal time outside of class and university responsibilities meeting one on one and/or in small groups with students where they grow and “do life” together in the context of discipleship.
If you as a faculty and/or staff would like to be a part of the Kaleo discipleship program, we invite you to complete the application below. If you need more information, contact us at kaleodiscipleship@HBU.edu.