Word, Relationship and Ministry work together to holistically model discipleship principles taught by Jesus. The goal of discipleship is to develop healthy believers that walk by faith, share their faith, and multiply their faith.
- To walk by faith means to be living as a Christian in obedience to Jesus.
- To share faith means retelling God’s story and how He has worked in your life and in redemptive history.
- To multiply faith means to bring others into God’s fold and make disciples of their own.
Why should we make disciples? For starters, it is a direct command from Jesus (Matthew 28:18-20). Also, it is because we, as Christians, are the sent people of God. As the Father sent Jesus, so Jesus is sending us (John 20:21). We are sent by Him to continue as His representatives on earth and participate in the narrative of redemptive history that He authors. Jesus told us that the harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few (Luke 10:2). He has made us laborers. That is why we make disciples.
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