Discipleship

Putting Faith into Action

Know, Grow, Build, Reach

Disciple: A disciple is someone who follows Jesus Christ. This occurs through the supernatural transformation of a believer's life through God’s Word and through gospel community.

Discipleship: Is the process of making a disciple (follower) of Jesus. This is accomplished first through conversion, continues through the process of sharpening one another through gospel community, and making other disciples.
I. KNOW GOD
The First step of our church’s discipleship journey is to make corporate worship in the body of Christ a priority in one’s life. Corporate worship is the first step into a deeper, gospel community.

II. GROW TOGETHER
The second step is getting people connected to a Small Group. This is where gospel community flourishes.

III. BUILD DISCIPLES
This stage is where deeper discipleship happens through our Growth Groups. Each Growth group should be a replicative discipleship. In other words, it should be a time when a small group of 2-3 men or women meet, knowing that each member will eventually start another Growth Group.

IV. REACH THE WORLD
The outflow of discipleship is serving and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ locally and abroad. Local and international missions are not separate from discipleship but are the outcome of discipleship.
Matthew 28:19-20, 19 - Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have  commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (NIV)

Acts 1:8, 8 - But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. (NIV)
Graphic Explained:
  • Know God, Grow Together, Build Disciples, and Reach the World is represented by a circle because each part is interconnected and flows into the other. 
  • Each part of our Discipleship Pathway is part of discipleship.
  • International missions, community outreach, serving in church, corporate worship, Small Groups, and Growth Groups are all under the umbrella of discipleship. Each part is connected to the other and equally important in the life of a disciple of Jesus Christ.

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