DISCIPLESHIP

We believe the call to deepen our faith, to become both disciples and disciplers, is a fundamental part of our Christian lives.  We encourage the formation, growth, and multiplication of small groups, and smaller more intimate “core” groups challenging and encouraging each other in the faith.  These “small communities of faith” meet in different locations and at various times throughout the week.  Although we enjoy our large Sunday morning celebrations, we believe real growth occurs through discipleship and relationship building in small community.


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small groups

Throughout the week, we love getting together in small discipleship groups. These small communities provide the relationships and support that we all need to live the Christian life. The purpose of the small groups is to gather to study the word, pray, fellowship and worship. Small groups build community, foster hospitality, and open opportunities to serve God.

Acts 2:46-47 says, “So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people.”

Unlike Sundays, small groups are interactive. They are a great place to ask questions, seek council, be honest about our struggles and faults, and let down our walls. The Christian walk wasn't meant to be done alone. We need the support of our church family to encourage and challenge us.

We have many small groups that meet at different homes or the church all through the week, including men's groups, women's groups, a marriage group, and multiple prayer groups. Contact the office if you want to know more about joining a group!

core

We recognize that Jesus had the ability to think small.  While He shared with the multitudes, He spent an increasingly greater amount of time with the 72, the 12 disciples and then the three - His "core."  Our focus is on these core groups of gender specific discipleship groups where 3 to 5 people pour into each other's lives, in a foundation of truth, transparency and accountability.  The goal of these discipleship groups is found in the statement "discipleship is the process of one person helping another person to die to self, so that both come alive in Christ."

We strongly encourage the congregation to get together weekly to meet and share with each other your walk, your challenges, and what God is doing in your life. Some groups use discipleship books as a guide to walk through different topics while others meet for coffee and talk.  In all cases, the Word of truth is brought to practical application in our lives.

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