This is your chance to follow a student through Patmos Reality Discipleship.

Whether you are a friend of a student, a family member or someone interested in Patmos yourself, we are glad you are here.

For most weeks this term, we will be posting a question on this blog along the lines of, “What did you learn?” Each student will be posting a response, describing what God has taught them over the past week. 

We hope you are blessed by reading what the Lord is teaching our students!



Bringing Hope from Coast to Coast

In the short span of two transformative and challenging weeks, Patmos vans filled with students and leaders have traveled across the country and back in response to the natural disasters in Texas and Florida. During Sunday morning service at Coast Hills Church, Pastor Chet announced the Patmos 19 class as their first relief team being sent to Houston. The expressions of surprise and excitement on the students’ faces were priceless! A day later, our team joined Calvary Chapel Houston in their efforts to bring hope and help those who have lost everything. Nearly a month following Hurricane Harvey, the condition of certain neighborhoods was unbelievably devastating. Concluding the month of Faith, Patmos 19 had the opportunity to put their faith into action and practically work it out. Every day our team demolished the ground levels of several condos that were damaged by 6 feet of flood water, as debris continued to pile up in their yards and throughout the streets. Until you actually go where disaster has struck and encounter the people affected by it personally, you don’t realize how temporary and corruptible the things of this world truly are. So many Americans place their hope in their tangible possessions, but when circumstances they can’t control take all of those away, they’re left without hope. Beginning the month of Hope three weeks ago, Patmos 19 was able to share the love of Christ with those whose hope was wavering in Naples, Florida. We arrived only one week after Hurricane Irma hit the southwest part of the state and partnered with First Baptist Church of Naples to help in any way needed. Many homes were still out of power and there were fallen trees and brush... read more

Blessed Hope

According to Titus 2:11-14, grace is our teacher and we have a blessed hope to look forward to. What have you learned this week about living out these two... read more

Hope Purifies

1 John 3:1-3 says that everyone who has the hope of Christ in him will purify himself. From Romans 5:3-5, we know that purification, or sanctification, so often comes through tribulation. What did you learn this week about how tribulation produces perseverance, character and a hope that does not... read more
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