We BELIEVE that God has revealed Himself in His Word and in History so that we might Know Him, Love Him, & be fully Alive through Him. Thus, our DESIRE is to be a true Community of the Faith: Disciples, Worshipers, & Stewards of His Kingdom as we FOCUS on cultivating an environment that is conducive to loving God, strengthening Family, and transforming Community.
Within this framework, it is our conviction that Biblical Discipleship, Worship, and Stewardship are the sum total of a life entrusted to God. They are an act of Gratitude, Adoration, & Sacrifice (cf. Romans 12:1-2/ Hebrews 12:28-29/ Matthew 22:33-47). They are the essence of the Divine Mandate (cf. Genesis 1:28/ Genesis 9:7); they are embodied succinctly in the Tabernacle practices of praise, prayer, & abiding in the LORD’s Presence (cf. Hebrews 10:1-25); & they find their culmination in the Gospel of the Kingdom (2 Corinthians 5:17-21).
Thus, Jesus calls us to pass along His teaching regarding the Torah, the Prophets, and the Writings (cf. Matthew 5:17-20); so that we might find the stability (cf. Matthew 7:24-27) and rest (cf. Matthew 11:28-30), freedom (cf. John 8:31-32), fulfillment (cf. John 10:10), and fruitfulness (cf. John 15:1-5), that can only be derived from the study thereof (cf. Psalm 1:1-6 / 2 Timothy 2:15 & 2 Timothy 3:14-17 / 2 Peter 1:1-21 & 2 Peter 3:14-18).
Understood this way, Biblical Discipleship is more than just learning Bible stories or Bible doctrine. It is a journey of character formation which pivots on the acquisition and application of those critical thinking skills necessary for a lifetime of learning (cf. Proverbs 9:10). It is the process by which we are Restored to our proper place in creation, as we mature from Faith to Faith (cf. Romans 1:16-17).
If Discipleship & Education is a passion of yours, speak with our Director of Discipleship & Education, Pastor RJ Hesketh.