The Call to Grow
At the very end of Matthew’s Gospel and following the resurrection, Jesus leaves his disciples with one final command. “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, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. (Matt. 28:19-20)”
This passage is called The Great Commission and the main emphasis of Jesus’ final instructions is to make disciples. As disciples, we are called to more than simply a change in mentality towards God. We are commanded to take up everything and follow Christ on a daily basis (Lk. 9:23). The process of making disciples involves three components. The first is to go. As we go about our lives we are called to tell others about Jesus and what he has done for us. Secondly, we are called to baptize. Baptism is the symbolic act whereby a follower of Jesus declares to the world that they have put their faith in him. Finally, we are called to teach. Teaching and learning help us to grow into a deeper relationship with Christ and live our lives according to his will.
To leave a person at their point of conversion with no tool for growth would be failure on our part. We believe it is our call to continually make disciples of one another. For us, our process for discipleship involves a three layered approach of helping believers to engage God in worship, develop through Bible study, and fulfill their calling through serving.
Our greatest platform for personal growth is our Bible Fellowship classes. These classes provide each of our members with the opportunity to grow in safe, supportive community.