Discipleship2018-04-11T22:03:41+00:00

Discipleship

Through the Seasons of Life

Discipleship

Jesus said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (ESV) Conversion with out discipleship is not true conversion. The essential nature of the Christian life is  following Jesus in discipleship. We are committed to helping each person grow as a disciples of Jesus through

  • Worship

  • Sunday School

  • Shepherding Groups

  • Grace Groups & Ministries

  • Ministry involvement

God Centered Worship

The first question of the Westminster Confession of Faith Shorter Catechism is “What is the chief end of man?” Answer, “The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him for ever!”Corporate worship is the privilege of every believer and essential to true biblical discipleship. We are told by Christ that the type of worship that is acceptable to God is worship in Spirit and in truth, therefore, man and his enjoyment, is never to be the main focus of worship, God and God alone is to be.  Such God centered, Scripture informed, Spirit led worship should bring joy to the heart of every believer.  Worship is the first step of discipleship, it is corporate discipleship, where we as a church family hear from God’s Word and seek to respond in obedience.

Prayer & Sunday School

Payer is often the precursor of revival, therefore each Sunday at 8:30 am, we have prayer meetings for both men and women, who begin the day interceding for each other and the church.

Sunday school follows at 9:00 – 9:50 am for all ages.  For more information about Christian education for children Pre-K through 12th grade please check on the Children’s Ministry page.  For adults Sunday school is divided into four quarters of three months each, with multiple Sunday school offerings for the adults including a women’s study.  All Sunday school classes are designed to grow disciples where they are at.

Shepherding Groups

Each elder is assigned a Shepherding Group made up members and regular attenders. The purpose of the Shepherding Groups is for elders to take better care of  members through personal contact and prayer, for members to get to know one another through fellowship and for the session to more personally and effectively communicate with church members.  Shepherding groups meet at least twice a year for lunch and fellowship following church. Once a month, elders will call each member of their group prayer request and to answer questions and concerns.   If you are wondering what shepherding group you are in please go to the members section to find out.

Grace Groups

Grace Groups are an opportunity to grow through fellowship around God Word in a small group setting. Unlike Shepherding Groups, Grace Groups are not assigned and vary in their topic of study and attendance. Each Grace Group focuses on four components; Worship, Nurture, Fellowship and Service, which may look different from group to group depending on its make up and focus.  Grace Groups are essential in helping members to grow in relationship with each other, carry each others burdens, while each member helps the other to grow in their walk with God.

Ministry Involvement

The true sign of a growing disciple is when they are helping others grow in their walk with Jesus. Ministry involvement is a wonderful way to grow in the discovery of your gifts while you help others grow.  It could be as simple as making and delivering a meal for a new mother to helping kids register for VBS, to playing on the Praise Team, to leading or hosting a Grace Group.  There are ministry opportunities available for anybody ready to serve the Lord and others.

EXALT

The Lord

EQUIP

The Church

ENGAGE

The World

ENJOY

The Fellowship