Discipleship is the process where we embrace a new and better way to live – a life focused on loving God and displaying His Kingdom to others. It is an ongoing and ever-deepening relationship with God more than it is a destination to be found. Although discipleship at its core cannot be fully captured by a finite set of steps, we believe that a helpful way to think about it is an inward, outward, and together journey.
Inward Journey :: Spiritual Disciplines
Mark 1:35 – Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.
The inward journey of discipleship is spending time with the Lord through the practice of spiritual disciplines. This typically looks like creating a regular rhythm of being alone with God. We connect with the Lord so that we can live like Jesus. To find an example of how this could look, click here.
Outward Journey :: Showing the Love of Jesus to others
Ephesians 5:1 – Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you…
The outward journey of discipleship is where we put into practice the values of God’s Kingdom – where we learn what it means to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. In the outward journey, we experience God’s love for us as we actively show it to others. To learn more about how we do this, click here.
Together Journey :: Being the Church
Romans 12:4-5 – For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.
The together journey of discipleship is living in community, helping each other to love God and love others as we each contribute our unique gifts. Loving one another and working together to display a picture of God’s Kingdom to those who aren’t followers of Christ is our goal as a church. To learn more about how we do this, click here.
Discipleship Classes :: For Newer Believers
A four-week exploration into the basics of the Christian faith using the Bible as our textbook. We investigate what the Old Testament claims about the coming Savior, how Jesus fulfilled these promises, and how this affects our lives today. A great first step for discovering who God is!
The Sermon on the Mount
A six-week study of the longest recorded sermon of Jesus Christ. What did Jesus say about what God values and how He created us to live? A great first step for someone who is newer to the Bible and is interested in learning how to start reading it for themselves!