Discipleship Model

Walk Right In Ministries equips individuals and families affected by disability and related conditions to grow with others and develop intimacy with Jesus. Many are asking hard questions and fighting a sense of isolation frequently experienced when facing challenges like chronic illness, disability, strained relationships, financial concerns, loss and caregiving.

With a discipleship focus, we facilitate Christ-centered friendship and community through an organic process that includes prayer, education, advocacy and networking. Jesus is our model and we believe He taught all Christians to live this way.

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We desire to see people coming alongside each other with God’s compassion and truth.

Christians are sometimes inclined to make discipleship complicated. Yet Jesus demonstrated a straightforward lifestyle of loving God and loving others that we can all learn and share. We call this a “Walking Partner” lifestyle.

We are passionate about ministry through collaboration and multiplication.

At Walk Right In Ministries, we gratefully celebrate, promote and depend on the promises of 2 Corinthians 1:3-6 and Ephesians 3:16-21 to advance and accelerate ministry beyond our small team. We understand that God uses the intersection of resonating stories and Christ-seeking faith to do more than we can ever imagine.

We make it a priority to empower others to ask for help and share their lives courageously. We believe that when hurting people reach out for help, they are able to move forward in their own story by walking out their faith with others too. This kind of lifestyle enhances our sense of adventure with Jesus and bolsters our hope of heaven.

WRIM also collaborates with a network of like-minded organizations and eagerly makes referrals when it is appropriate.

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What is a Walking Partner?

A Walking Partner is simply a friend who prays with you and encourages you in your walk with God.

With Jesus as our ultimate model, these are the characteristics of a Walking Partner:

  • Live a lifestyle of walking shoulder-to-shoulder with others listening, encouraging, exhorting and empowering where Christ is central in the relationship and conversation (Colossians 3:16-17)
  • Celebrate the Living God by respectfully and lovingly sharing Him with others (Psalm 34:2-3, Hebrews 13:15-16)
  • Serve as cheerleader and coach when someone is hurting and needing encouragement by prayerfully listening and by taking one another to Jesus (Mark 2:5, Romans 12:15, 2 Corinthians 1:3-7, Galatians 6:2)
  • Help others maintain a Biblical plumb line against which to measure relationships, choices, goals and dreams (Joshua 1:8)
  • Spur each other toward love and good deeds (Hebrews 10:24-25)
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Do Walking Partners actually have to go for a walk together?

Sometimes they do! But, physically taking a walk together is not essential for friendship.  We simply use the phrase “walking partners” as a metaphor describing two (or more) people who are learning together how to live by faith in Jesus Christ. These friends take “one step of faith” at a time in much the same way that the Israelites did when they were asked by God to step into the flooded Jordan River. Even as they took their very first step, God stopped the flow of water upstream and showed them what to do next. (See Joshua 3 and 4.)

Life is quite a wonderful adventure when we trust God alongside others!

Read more about Walking Partner friendship.