Discipline to Discipleship

We at St. Angela call our Discipline Program “Building Discipleship” The words “discipline” and “disciple” both come from-the Latin word meaning “to learn.” To learn the way of discipleship, to follow in Christ’s footsteps, we must be prepared to face the disciplines that make learning possible. Sometimes we need to be corrected, lest we go astray, knowing God’s corrections are always acts of love.

discipleshipIn an effort to help each child reach his/her God-given potential, each teacher will be updating GradeLink each week with the section of Responsibility and Conduct grades. Please check Gradelink each week for your child’s progress, and discuss the week with them as you are the primary educator. We will be focusing on the Fruits of the Holy Spirit (Gal. 5:22), which is the evidence of the Holy Spirit at work in us. Our goal is to become followers of Christ, who consistently exhibit love, joy, peace, and self-control.

Level 4 Doing God’s Will When you do what is right for no other reason but because it is the right thing to do, you are a diligent disciple of God and doing his will.
Level 3 Conscientious Christian You are aware of right and wrong, but occasionally need to be reminded to do what is right. When you choose to follow that reminder because it is the right thing to do, you are a conscientious Christian.
Level 2 Not Following God’s Will When you know the rules/commandments but choose to break the rules; you need someone to guide you.
Level 1 Breaking Commandments When you do whatever you want and make up your own rules, you are following a different way than a disciple would follow.

The Discipleship Chart:


Discipline Proverbs 19:20 Listen to counsel and receive discipline, that you may eventually become wise.


Internal Motivation Remember that nothing is small in the eyes of God. Do all that you do, with love. St. Therese Lisieux


Self-Control 2 Peter 1:5-7 Do your best to improve your faith. You can do this by adding goodness, understanding, self-control, patience, devotion to God, concern for others, and love.


Christ-like behavior Preach the gospel at at all times: use words when necessary. St. Francis of Assisi


Integrity Matthew 5:37 Let your yes, be yes and your no be no.


Perseverance Romans 5:3 We gladly suffer, because we know that suffering helps us to endure. And endurance builds character, which gives a hope that will never disappoint us.


Love 1st John 4:16 We have come to know and believe in the love God has for us. God is love, and whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him.


Endurance Hebrews 10:36 You need endurance to do the will of God and receive what he has promised.


Service John 15:13 No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.


Happy Heart Psalm 118:24 This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.


Inspiration 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore, encourage one another and build one another up, as indeed you do.


Peace Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

The DISCIPLESHIP chart hangs in every classroom and each scripture reference is referred to by the teacher as needed.