A Discipleship Culture

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di · sci · ple · ship  /dɪˈsaɪpəlʃɪp/
Imitating Jesus Christ by giving away the gospel and one’s very life to others that they might become more like Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit. Discipleship is the primary vocation of every member of the church.

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cul·ture /ˈkʌltʃə/
The incarnation (becoming concrete, “in-fleshing”) of a community’s affections (“loves”). The church is the culture of heaven, the body of Christ called to be in the culture but not of the culture.

Wondering how to connect? The chart may look daunting, but it’s really quite simple. Come on a Sunday. The come again. Then again. We are not trying to “plug you” into some sort of discipleship process. Rather, we aim for an integrated culture of discipleship where people just can’t help but talk about Jesus with one another. This is one more reason why our comGroups are so crucial: they spread leadership throughout our church so that community care can actually happen. In other words, we gather on Sundays and scatter throughout the week, but we don’t scatter alone. Involvement in comGroup life further serves to combat the isolating forces of our individualistic culture.
Ready to take the plunge? (Forgive the baptism pun.) Join a comGroup today!

We need more than a mere discipleship process. We need a discipleship culture—a mentoring and multiplying ethos that pervades our ecosystem of ministries.

1. Church Member
The Individual = Essential

2. Church Scattered
Small Group = Essential

3. Church Resourced
Medium Group = Specialized

4. Church Gathered
Large Group = Essential

“I do not understand the mystery of grace —
only that it meets us where we are and does not leave us where it found us.”

Anne Lamott