What is Safar?
Safar is a discipleship journey for new believers to be accompanied as they embark on the first 100 days of their Christian life. Serving as a roadmap, Safar provides new believers the foundational blocks of building a life of devotion to Jesus. The 30 steps are intentionally designed to be walked alongside another believer in one-to-one discipleship.
How Safar Works:
1 to 1 journey with a Hamsafar
Key to Safar is the Hamsafar – the “co-journeyer.” This person is not a teacher or a pastor, but simply a fellow believer who comes alongside the new believer in their journey. The Hamsafar commits the next 100 days to meet with the new believer consistently, every three to four days, to journey through the Safar steps.
Each Safar step explores a particular aspect of Christian life; for example, how to spend time with the Lord, what it means that God is our Father, how we deal with fear, how we forgive, what is prayer. Every few days, meet with your friend and walk through one step in which you will explore Scripture, discuss ideas, share your own stories, watch short videos, and pray. The steps build upon each other, with practical action points to do in-between meetings. Most importantly, continue to build friendship over the course of this journey, and together grow in Christ.
How did Safar get started?
Safar, the Persian word for “journey,” is a discipleship process for the first 100 days of a new believer’s life in Christ. The need for Safar emerged from the growth of the Iranian church. The persecuted church is seeing massive growth – new believers are everywhere. Leadership cannot keep up with the vast numbers needing discipleship, and indeed they need not. Discipleship is the work of every believer. Safar provides Biblical teaching, fosters relationship, and facilitates faith moving into action, in order to help ordinary believers engage in discipleship.