Growing stronger in Jesus through his word.
Wednesdays at 6:30pm in the sanctuary
Historically, a disciple was a person who studied under a master teacher to learn both his knowledge and approach to life, with the goal of passing that knowledge and lifestyle on to others.
As disciples of Jesus, we long to understand everything Jesus taught, live by it, and teach others to do the same.
Discipleship ALWAYS has the intent of passing what you have learned on to others.
Jesus was very clear his intention was that we would spread his teaching throughout the world so that people of all nations could enter a relationship with him and experience his forgiveness and life.
So, discipleship is not an accidental by-product of going to church; discipleship is to be strategic and intentional, with a kingdom-impacting goal in mind.
To grow as a disciple, four areas need to be developed:
1) Truths you need to understand and embrace
2) Disciplines you will need to embed
3) Ministry responsibility to a local church family
4) Missional focus, both locally and globally
Wednesday Night THRIVE merely raises the “issues” we believe are beneficial to address in your life journey. It is your job to work on practical expressions of your growth through developing disciplines, experimenting with various ministries, and finding ways to share your faith with those in your spheres of influence.
The challenge of discipleship is learning to die to self and allowing Christ to live in and through us. Living by faith takes on a whole new understanding as we follow the Spirit’s leading, not knowing the outcomes or how he will provide. We follow anyway because we have declared Jesus is Lord. The outflow of the Spirit-led and Spirit-empowered life is an incredible sense of joy, peace, and purpose as we partner with Jesus in the adventure of reconciling the world to him. There is no life like it.
Let the adventure begin!
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 209-296-5673.