Discipleship is the work of the church.
Discipleship and evangelism are really two sides of the same coin. We all need to grow in our belief in and understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ - and by doing that, we learn to walk in freedom, put away our sin, and grow in Christlikeness. We need one another to help us down that road.
We believe that everything the church does is part of discipleship. Its not one program or event - though those play a part too. Discipleship happens as we invest in one another through our relationships. We seek to invest most heavily in one another's personal growth through Discipleship Groups.
Discipleship Groups consist of 2-4 men or women meeting regularly to do 3 things:
- Study God's Word. Choose a book of the Bible to study together and be faithful to keep up with a realistic schedule.
- Share your life with one another. Your group should be an environment of vulnerability, confidentiality, and grace, where joys and struggles are shared. The goal of the Christian life is not perfection but rather an increased passion for holiness and a vibrant love for Jesus. As sins are confessed, be quick to extend the grace of the gospel as you focus on the heart not just the behavior.
- Pray together. This should be a safe place to pray for each other as well as those who are far from Christ. Pray for them by name as well as for specific ways you can engage them in gospel conversations.
We believe Discipleship Groups benefit everyone, no matter how long you have been following Jesus, and should be easily reproducible with you friends, family, and even those who have questions about Jesus.
Sign up for a Discipleship Group here.