The first stage of the Ministry Pipeline is to become a Disciple of Jesus Christ. “Disciple” is another word for “follower.” A Disciple of Jesus is someone that has admitted brokenness in their life, turned their back on their brokenness by turning to and following the Leadership of Jesus, and through God’s transforming work, returned to God’s perfect design.
Jesus said, “Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.”Matthew 4:19
There are certain characteristics of a disciple. A disciple takes the following steps on a pathway:
- Is baptized by immersion in water after following Jesus
- Joins a discipleship group to continue their growth
- Develops their testimony (the story of what God has done for them) and shares it with others
- Invites other people to become followers by sharing the Gospel (God’s Good News for mankind)
If you would like help taking the next step of discipleship, please contact Pastor Turner.
Also, we will be offering the following training, at no cost or obligation during the upcoming year, (you can jump in at any time!):
- 1/27 Vision Night, 6-7:30 PM
- 2/24 Discipleship & Vision, 6-7:30 PM
- 3/31 Strategy & Collaboration, 6-7:30 PM
- 4/28 People Development, 6-7:30 PM
- 5/26 Stewardship, 6-7:30 PM