We seek to make disciples that: BELIEVE in Jesus, MATURE in faith, and INVITE others to do the same.
BELIEF begins the spiritual process, so it begins our DISCIPLESHIP process.
“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” - John 3:16
How this works out practically is that we teach, vision cast, and act with the unbeliever in mind - especially in our Sunday Service. We seek to use plain language, be know for our transparency and authenticness, be well-informed, and be non-judgmental. We seek to allow those seeking God to belong, even before they believe. We also seek to make sure that nothing offends people in our weekend service except the Gospel.
After the initial step of belief, we are called to spiritually MATURE in our faith.
"There is much more we would like to say about this, but it is difficult to explain, especially since you are spiritually dull and don’t seem to listen. You have been believers so long now that you ought to be teaching others. Instead, you need someone to teach you again the basic things about God’s word. You are like babies who need milk and cannot eat solid food. For someone who lives on milk is still an infant and doesn’t know how to do what is right. Solid food is for those who are mature, who through training have the skill to recognize the difference between right and wrong." - Hebrews 5:11-14
How this works out practically is that we like to focus on the spiritual disciplines (prayer & Scripture), serving others (both inside and outside the church, as well as giving), and committing to one another in relationships - especially in Grace Groups. It is in the context of these small groups that we look to one another for encouragement and being spurred onto become more and more like Jesus (i.e. Maturity).
Once we come to Jesus, it is both a delight and a discipline to INVITE others to do the same.
Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” - Matthew 28:18-20
How this works out is: (a) We seek to create a culture of Personal Evangelism. Overwhelmingly, the #1 way individuals come to know Jesus is through personal (relational) evangelism and we seek to encourage and equip our members to do so. And, (b) We seek to partner with Local & Global Missionaries to spread the Good News. We financially support many missionaries and serve them both locally and through mission trips.