Discipleship is so important that Jesus spent his entire public ministry in the context of discipling and he continues to teach us. We want to treat discipleship as seriously as Jesus and we want it to be as clear as possible how we get together as a church to grow as disciples of Jesus.
1.) Whole Church Gatherings
Week in and week out, our whole church gathers together as a unique body of believers on Sunday mornings to worship God in a manner pleasing to him. We believe that Jesus is present with us and disciples us as we sing, pray, listen to his Word, and take communion together. This is fundamental to our priority of discipleship. For us to move forward together, we need to be together. And this happens every Sunday morning. If you desire to be continually refreshed with the gospel from Jesus, make the Sunday morning service a permanent part of your week.
2.) Small-Group Gatherings
We form groups around Bible study and community-building. Our groups can have a focus on men, women, or family ministries. Other groups are open for all based on when they meet. Some groups are mainly Bible studies. Some groups are mainly prayer. Some groups are structured to grow in friendships. Some groups are geared toward serious and deep study. But all are formed to be opportunities to grow in our knowledge of Christ and what it looks like to follow him. Our groups are places where God's grace is evident in our love for each other and are unashamedly centered around Christ and his Word.
3.) One-to-One (or Two or Three) Gatherings
Investing the time to meet together with another believer or a very small group can allow for a more intimate fellowship with each other. We believe this level of discipleship is the best way to normalize spiritual conversations around the Bible. The steady pattern of reading the Scriptures together and discussing the meaning and how it applies to our lives trains us to be able to talk about spiritual matters as easily as subjects like the weather or how work is going. We trust that even these gatherings are directed by Jesus because we seek to live under the direction and authority of his Word and trust in the Holy Spirit's illumination to understand.