Discipleship is teaching biblical precepts, while modeling and guiding others toward living righteously as followers of Jesus Christ. This should be a cyclical process—meaning once we are discipled, we are to disciple others, and so on. One of the most important characteristics of being a disciple (a student or pupil), is to develop an intimate relationship with God through Christ rather than just learning about Him. Discipleship equips the Christian with God’s Word, prayer, doctrine, worship, encouragement, and service.
In addition, discipleship training is also about relationship with others. Relationships are developed through devotions, care, and by encouraging each other toward living with Christ-like characteristics in our everyday lives. Very often the best teachers share from experience and testimonies of their own journeys. Telling others what following Christ has done for one personally, can have great impact on those who are yearning for the same kind of transformation in their lives. This is a vital part of discipleship.
Discipleship training takes commitment, vision, and understanding the Scriptures. In reading the words of Jesus (Matthew 28:18-20), we see that discipleship is not just an option for believers. “Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.’” This is the mission and purpose of the Church. We are to equip and grow disciples who in turn go out to equip and disciple others.
A Three Month Discipleship Program
Women and Men & All Ages!
6:30-6:40 PM Brief get-together in the sanctuary
6:40-7:30 PM Break into small groups by gender
7:30-8 PM Regroup by gender for discussion of ministry ideas/prayer time
Nursery for babies through preschool - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!
(Contact either Cindy Roth to volunteer!)
We need volunteers!
If you are 18 and older and a member of CBC, please contact the leaders of the Children's Ministry for more information!