Jesus told his disciples to go and make disciples. He gave us the method to model as we make disciples of Jesus today.
But what is a disciple. Simply put, a disciple is a disciplined learner. One who studies and knows the words, ways, and works of their teacher. One who models their life as an apprentice to their master. This is not something for lightweights but for people who what to devote their lives to the one they are learning from. This is what being a disciple means. One of the most essential things Jesus modeled for us was the importance of being in relationship with each other.
Through relationship we feel the safety and encouragement to mature spiritually.
In fact we can’t be or do anything spiritual effectively outside of relationship.
Being made into a disciple of Jesus doesn’t happen through a program or a class… no, the way is made by walking… and it isn’t an individual sport; it happens through relationships–spiritual friendships, fellowships, community. With that reality in mind we have lots of different ways for you to get engaged in walking with Jesus and his community of disciples. We provide learning experiences for all ages –kids, youth, college, men & women. These ministries are good entry points to get started. Fellowships are a good way to start to take things deeper.
The Disciple’s Pathway is for those looking for intentional development & mentoring.
Our goal is to make, mature & multiply disciples of Jesus who develop 7 key characteristics–disciples who are:
Called & Going
Sacramental & Relational
The Deeper Life is all about the Journey taken with the Holy Spirit of Jesus guiding us along the way. It’s a life lived for God, with God, and in God. This comes about primarily by deepening (or growing) in relationship with Him. The primary way this happens is in conversation with Him through prayer and the scriptures.
PRAYER IS THE PRIMARY WORK OF GOD’S PEOPLE!
It seems that the first question we must ask is this: what is prayer? The simple answer is this: prayer is talking with God. We pray when we open our heart to the Almighty. We use our voice, songs, written words, and attitudes in response to what He speaks to us in our hearts and in the Holy Scriptures.
To understand how to pray and the importance of Prayer in the Deeper Life, please click on the image above.
CLICK HERE for an article by A.W. Tozer on the Deeper Life.
the first disciples called themselves the Way. There was a reason for this, the scriptures tell us to follow those who have gone before, particularly following Jesus in the way that has been tread or marked out for us. We follow along this trail that takes us off the main drag that the world is traveling in mass.
Just maybe there is another WAY that doesn’t leave us with empty promises and broken relationships. Just maybe following Jesus invites you to follow along the WAY less traveled… where life everlasting actually exists. Don’t be confused and fooled by substitutes or replicas, there is a real, REAL life waiting for you as we walk the pathway others have traveled for centuries.
We have several methods of making disciples, along with our Equipping Courses, LifeGroups, Fellowships, and Discipleship Ministries, we have a track that will make it possible for you to have your travel bag full of tools you will need for the journey. There are four trail-heads for the Disciples' Way below. If you are either new to following Christ or still trying to figure out who this Jesus is, we have a DNA Cell for you
In 24 Interactive sittings, dialogue with a Storyteller to get the scoop on what the Christian Scriptures are all about. It’s the best way to discover what we believe, and how they have meaning for your story.
This is offered year-round with a personal start date at your convenience or in a group context each Spring.
Starting Spring 2020
Being a disciple of Jesus is not primarily about morality, rules, reading the bible or going to church every Sunday. It can’t be accomplished by checking boxes off a list despite what you might have heard. It’s about knowing Jesus and being known by Him. In The Creeds we explore the 12 confessions of the ancient hymn that has guided the Church for the last 2000 years. This is offered 1-on-1or in a group context of 3-5. Fall or Spring only. Starting Fall 2019.
Who am I? Why do I exist? Does life have meaning? Can I be whole? We’ve all asked these questions… each one points to our need to have a mooring to anchor our lives to. Where we base our identity will guide the rest of our lives. But its never too late to find our value in the unshakable One.
This is offered 1-on-1or in a group context of 3-5. Fall or Spring only. Starting Spring 2020.
When it comes to questions of meaning the second biggest question after “who am I?” is “Why am I here?”, or “What is my purpose?”. During this course we will look at the way God has designed you for a particular purpose in mind. His desire is that you will flourish! When we align ourselves with His purposes for us it make all those questions of meaning & wholeness have a context and the answers He gives us will drown out the uncertainties and insecurities of life.
This is offered 1-on-1 or in a group context of 3-5 people. Fall or Spring only. Starting Spring 2021.