The heart of our ministry is Discipleship.
“When they came down the slopes of the mountain, the disciples stood with Jesus on a large, level area, surrounded by many of His followers and by the crowds – a great throng of people . . .” Luke 6:17
The church can draw crowds, and there are many who follow Christ. But there are very few true disciples.
Our desire is to help fellow Christians learn how to move from crowd – to follower – to disciple.
What is a Disciplemaker?
A disciplemaker is a disciple who walks in intimate relationship with Jesus Christ and shares the truths of that relationship with others who desire a closer walk with their Savior.
The Apostle Paul is a great example of a disciplemaker. In Philippians 4:9 he exhorted those he had been discipling to put into practice all they had learned, received, heard and seen while walking with him in a discipleship relationship.
“Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me – everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4:9
. . . a process of discovery while in relationship with Jesus
. . . discipleship needs to be: intentional – relational – accountable
. . . discipleship is not to facilitate a passion for knowledge, information, or methodology, but a passion for relationship
. . . relational discipleship requires total surrender
Twelve Simple Truths of Discipleship
Our goal is to move people from understanding these truths – to embracing them – to experiencing them in their own lives – to sharing them with others.
God is God – Deuteronomy 7:9; I Corinthians 6:19-20; Romans 12:1-2
God talks to me – John 10:14-18, 27; Revelation 3:20; Luke 11:28
God loves me – John 3:16-18; John 13:34-35; John 15:9-17
God Chose me – John 15:9-17; Isaiah 43:10-11; Ephesians 1:3-14
God gives gifts to me – Romans 12:6-8; I Corinthians 12:1-11
God’s people in my life have a purpose – John 13:34-35; I John 4:7-12
God’s presence in my life is real – Psalm 16:11; Psalm 89:15-17; Ps. 139
God’s power is available to me – Acts 1:7-8; Acts 4:32-35; II Cor 12:8-10
God takes care of my needs – Philippians 4:19; II Corinthians 9:10-10:1
God walks with me – II Corinthians 6:16; I John 1:5-7; I John 2:5-6
God has a plan for my life – Jeremiah 29:11-14a; Proverbs 3:5-6
God has a model to follow – John 13:12-15; Matt. 11:28-30; I Peter 2:21-23