We are so excited that you are taking the step to grow and be discipled. Jesus poured His life into those in close relationship with Him. We want to model His life. He invited people into close relationship with Him and was willing to have challenging conversations that lead to spiritual growth.
As God changes your life, we want to encourage you to join us in Jesus' last challenge to make disciples of all nations.
We are praying for you as you grow.
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Town Hall Meeting Video
In our Town Hall Meeting, Pastor Aaron walks through the whole process of discipleship. Watch the video of this conversation by clicking the button below.
Reveal Individual Assessment
We know you want to grow spiritually. But how do you know if you are growing? We have partnered with Reveal to help. We have a short survey to help you know your current stage of spiritual growth and how you can keep moving forward. This short assessment asks questions about loving attitudes along the Spiritual Continuum, beliefs, personal spiritual practices, virtues and faith in action. We encourage you to take this at the beginning and end of your discipleship process.
This survey is 36 questions long. Try not to overthink it. After you complete the survey you will immediately get an email with your results along with some tips to keep growing in your relationship with Jesus.
Content for Spiritual Conversations
Key Stories from the Bible
OLD TESTAMENT (Before Christ on earth)
Creation & Adam and Eve (Genesis 1–3) // Moses (Exodus 1.8–2.10) (Exodus 3.1–15) (Exodus 7.6–11.10) Crossing the Red Sea (Exodus 13.17–14.31) // The fall of Jericho (Joshua 5.13–6.27) // Samson and Delilah (Judges 16) // David kills Goliath (1 Samuel 17) // David and Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11) // Elijah and the prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18.16–46) // Daniel (Daniel 3 & Daniel 6) // Jonah (Jonah 1-3:5)
NEW TESTAMENT (During the time of Jesus & after His resurrection)
Mary gives birth to Jesus (Luke 2.1–7) // Jesus feeds five thousand people (John 6.1–15) //The parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10.25–37) // The parable of the prodigal son (Luke 15.11–32) // Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead (John 11.1–44) // Jesus is crucified & buried (Mark 15.20–41 & (Matthew 27.57–66) Jesus' resurrection (Matthew 28.1–15) // The Holy Spirit is sent to the disciples (Acts 2.1–13) // The conversion of Saul (Acts 9.1–19) // Paul and Silas in prison (Acts 16.16–40)
Key Spiritual Beliefs
AUTHORITY OF THE BIBLE:
We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God and has authority over what we say and do. The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, it tells us the story of God's plan of salvation. In the Scriptures God tell us how to live in right relationship with Him and others. (Hebrews 4:12, 2 Timothy 3:16, Psalms 119)
ONE TRUE GOD:
We believe that the God of the Bible is the one true God, demonstrated in 3 persons: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit (the trinity). The one true God has revealed Himself as "I AM," the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 43:10-11, Matthew 28:19, Luke 3:22)
SALVATION BY GRACE:
From the very first man and woman, we have disobeyed God and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. We believe nothing we do or have done can earn our salvation. Man's only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God. Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 3:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 10:13, Titus 2:11)
Jesus promised that when He returned to His Father in heaven He would not leave us alone. He promised His Spirit would be with us. We believe that God has sent His Holy Spirit to lead, guide and empower believers in our daily lives. (Acts 1:8, Galatians 5:22-23, John 14:15-18)
We believe that the Church is not a building; it is a group of people God is using to bring about His plan of redemption in the world. As the church we worship together, we explore what God is speaking to us through His Word. We use the gifts that God has given us to serve and encourage one another. (Matthew 16:18-19, Acts 2:42-47, Ephesians 1:22-23)
PERSONAL: PRAYER & SOLITUDE
Throughout Scripture Jesus gives us examples of how He prayed and spent time in solitude. These practices remind us that God sees us and reigns over our lives. This connection with God through daily prayer and intentional times of solitude are vital to our spiritual health. (Matthew 4:1-2, Luke 6:12, Luke 9:28, Matthew 14:23, John 17,)
PERSONAL: SCRIPTURE ENGAGEMENT
With shifting culture and viewpoints, we need Scripture to keep us grounded. It’s our foundation when we need steady ground, wisdom, and correction. Whether is a daily verse or extended times of study, we each need to be engaging with Scripture every day. (Joshua 1:8, Hebrews 4:12, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Psalm 119:11, Matthew 24:35)
PERSONAL: GENEROUS LIVING
We have been given so much as followers of Christ. When we practice generosity it reflects the character of our heavenly father who gives generously to us. Our generosity should start with tithing to the local church which we belong to. This act of giving reminds us all we have come from God. However, it doesn't stop there. In every area of our life we are called to be generous. (Proverbs 11:25, 2 Corinthians 9:7 & 11, Malachi 3:8-11)
CORPORATE: GATHERING FOR WORSHIP
Gathering together as the church is a vital part of our spiritual growth. We gather to worship, hear God’s word and encourage each other. Being a part of the gathering isn’t just for you to receive something from God. Your faith, worship and words may encourage someone else. It is about what you can give and challenge others. (Acts 2:42-47, Hebrews 10:24-25, Colossians 3:16, Deuteronomy 31:12-13)
CORPORATE: SERVING OTHERS
We believe that God has placed gifts in each of our lives. We are called to use those to encourage others in the body of Christ as well as use them to meet the needs of others around us. You are uniquely gifted. We don’t want to hid or waste the gifts God has given us. We want to use them to build others up. Whether it is in the church or in the community, we want to use what God has given us to impact others. (1 Corinthians 12:1-11, Romans 12:3-8, Galatians 5:13, Mark 10:45)
CORPORATE: ADDITIONAL WORSHIP AND TEACHING
Seeking out additional times of worship and teaching is vital to our spiritual growth. Whether it is a podcast, bible study with friends, or a book we read about spiritual growth we need more than just Sunday mornings with our church to grow. This is part of us owning our spiritual growth. (John 4:24, Psalms 150:6, 2 Timothy 2:15, Joshua 1:8)
Right Now Media
We want to help resource you as you walk through this discipleship process. You will notice some additional resources with the spiritual growth content. There are videos that will help you understand more about what you are learning on a site called RightNow Media. There you will find all kinds of videos on topics like parenting, marriage, faith, studying the scripture and much more. There are instructions below to access the RIGHT NOW MEDIA library, and they’re all totally free. Don't feel limited to just the videos we suggest! Use this tool to grow in all areas of your life.