COMMITTED DISCIPLESHIP

COMMITTED DISCIPLESHIP

“Follow Me.” Those were the words Jesus used to call His original disciples into a deeper relationship with Him. For each of them this meant a radical change of life priorities and schedule. As a congregation, following Jesus Christ means for us a new and radical commitment in life.

Personally maturing into Christlikeness while corporately helping one another do the same

Therefore, we place a high priority on seeking to follow Jesus in our own personal lives. We seek to structure our lives not around our own agenda, but around His agenda laid out in His Word. This means daily reading and meditating in His Word, listening to His Word when it is shared publically, learning to pray, and seeking above all other pursuits our relationship with Jesus Christ.

However, just doing this alone is not enough. God has created us for community. Comm_DisciplTherefore, we place a high priority on helping each other grow in Christlikeness. This means we abandon our selfish love of isolation and seek to involve ourselves in the lives of others through one-on-one discipleship & small groups. We will seek to give ourselves to the spiritual advancement of others while always been vigilant to follow Christ ourselves.

 

… speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head — Christ — from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love (Ephesians 4:15-16).

Sermons
Committed Discipleship, Part 1 (Brian Peterson)
Committed Discipleship, Part 2 (Brian Peterson
Discipleship for Real Life (Scott Ashmore)
Why Bother with Church? (Scott Ashmore)

Books
The Trellis & the Vine (Tony Payne, Colin Marshal)
Discipling: How to Help Others Follow Jesus (Mark Dever)
The Disciple-making Church (Bill Hull)
Disciplines of Grace (Jerry Bridges)