DISCIPLESHIP

Making and Mobilizing Disciples for LIFE

We believe there is a discipleship process that every person must be brought through if they are going to be mobilized to Love God passionately, Invest in others selflessly, Fulfill their calling uniquely and Embrace God’s mission completely.  Our pathway of discipleship will be integrated into every ministry, strategy, and prayer of our church, so that many might experience the abundant LIFE  that Christ offers (John 10:10, Rom. 12:1-2, Eph. 4:11-12, Gal. 5:24).

 

KNOW the Gospel

KNOW Disciples must know and embrace the message of the Gospel- the good news of Jesus Christ. There is only one path to eternal life: Faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ trusting in His substitutionary sacrifice for the forgiveness of sins (John 3:16; Acts 4:12;26:18; 1 Cor. 2:11-16, 15:1-11).

BE Transformed by the Gospel

The Gospel then transforms the hearts of disciples so that they exemplify the fruit of the Spirit. Character formation, driven by a rich gospel understanding, is at the heart of the disciple-making journey (Pr. 4:23; Matt. 5:1-48; Mark 7:21-22).

Christianity without Discipleship is Christianity without Christ.”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

LIVE the Gospel

Obedience to Jesus is the proper response to a right understanding of the Gospel. Disciples should increasingly live lives worthy of the gospel, not in order to earn God’s grace, but because they have freely received grace. This understanding transforms a person to live a life of mission serving others and boldly proclaiming the Gospel (Matt. 20:25-28, 28:18-20; Jn 1:14; 13:3-17; Acts 6:1-15).

LOVE the Gospel

Disciples live a life of love, knowing that they have been richly loved in Christ Jesus. The relationships of the disciple serve as a training ground in which the transformation of a person’s life can be demonstrated and developed (Luke 6:31-35; Eph. 5:22-23, 6:1-3, 1 Cor. 13:4-8).

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