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Hi, we're Mike and Holly Worley.

Thanks for checking out Spark Discipleship!

Our mission is to disciple young marrieds to learn to follow Jesus, be changed by Jesus, and join the mission of Jesus (Matt 4:19). We were married on June 7th, 2008, and we would have never made it this far without the hope of the gospel and God providing disciple-making couples to walk alongside us in our journey.

We hope to encourage, equip and see young married’s ignite in marital intimacy and disciple-making.

About Spark Discipleship

Learn more about Spark Discipleship and our vision for young marrieds!

investing in the next generation

Train up a child in the way he should go–but be sure you go that way yourself – Charles Spurgeon

Our conduct and everyday life are visual aids of gospel literacy for not just our children, but those young couples we are discipling. It’s our aim that walking as Jesus walked, can be more influential than a hundred lectures about our beliefs. We are incredibly thankful to be investing in the next generation of disciple-making marriages and for the opportunity to disciple three beautiful kiddos (Ellyana, Michael, and Ralphie) of our own.

How are you investing in young marrieds?

“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” – Frederick Buechner.

We’re following the example of Jesus in the Bible. The Bible records that Jesus ministered to 3 distinct groups: a core group of 3 (Luke 5:10), small groups (Matt 10:1-4), and large groups (Matt 5-7). At Spark Discipleship we will minister to the same 3 groups – and in light of Acts 1:8, we will focus on those groups in a here, near and far context. “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem (here) and in all Judea and Samaria (near), and to the end of the earth (far).”

As we walk alongside these couples it is our aim to see them grow in their understanding of Scripture, the basic tenets of the Christian faith, and in the spiritual disciplines.

Here: In Our Home

Our home is one of the primary places where our relational discipleship ministry will take place. We have seen the importance of inviting others into our home, which has become an authentic space where questions, problems, and life’s experiences can be openly talked about and shared with others. This will consist of inviting three to five couples that meet weekly with the purpose to pursue all that God has for them through their marriage and equip them to start making disciples in everyday life.

Near: Denver, Colorado

The second environment of focus is the classroom, which has been regrettably forgotten by much of the modern church. The classroom will be a cohort and experience-based learning environment focusing on the Bible, the basic tenets of the Christian faith, and practicing the spiritual disciplines. Jen Wilkin has said, “The heart cannot love what the mind does not know,” and it’s our intention to teach these couples so that their minds are informed and their hearts enabled to a deep love for our triune God. We will have the unique privilege to partner with Gary and Ann Wooley in team-teaching this class. The Wooleys have been ministering to young marrieds for 50+ years through Marriage Plus International.

Far: Online and worldwide

Our long-term vision is to minister to the church worldwide by creating video-based products, books, practical resources, and training for young marrieds, families, and churches. It’s our aim to see thousands of young marrieds build a firm foundation in their marriage and engage in their calling as a disciple-making couple across the globe in the local church.

We don't have the perfect marriage.

We’re just two disciples who are madly in love with Jesus and who are together fully engaged in his Great Commission “to go and make disciples (Matt 28:18-20).”

Thank you so much for stopping by!

In Christ alone,
Mike & Holly Worley
Co-Founders, Spark Discipleship

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