Discipleship

Theology is not just about God. It is also about us. We live out our understanding of who we are in relationship to God, to one another, and to the world. The Christian faith is grounded in the love and grace of God, experienced through the salvation we have in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit to equip for ministry. The Christian life is our response to God’s great mercy.  
We are called to live a life, thinking, acting and being like Jesus.
 
God desires that we respond to His love for us through Christian discipleship. Discipleship focuses on actively following in the footsteps of Jesus. As Christian disciples, we are not passive spectators, but energetic participants in God’s activity in the world. Because of what God has done for us, we offer our lives back to God. We order our lives in ways that embody Christ’s ministry in our families, workplaces, communities, and around the world using the spiritual gifts uniquely given to each of us.
 
Loving God
When Jesus was asked what the most important commandment was, his response was: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment.” (Matt. 22:37-38. See Matt. 22:34-40; Mark 12:28-34; and Luke 10:25-28.)
 
Discipleship is about loving God as a response to this commandment.  It is more than an acknowledgement of God’s existence or a statement of belief regarding God. It is total devotion, head-over-heals-in-love-with adoration. It is the deep desire to know God, to commune with God, to serve God, and to worship God.
 
There are a variety of ways that we can develop our knowledge of and love of God. These include:
  • Prayer
  • Bible study
  • Worship
  • Serving others
  • Conversation with other Christians

 

Opportunities at our Church

There are many opportunities at our church to fulfill a person’s call to be disciples of Jesus Christ, including prayer, Bible study, worship and serving others—in our local community and elsewhere.