We are a disciple-making community.
"Jesus came and told His disciples, "I have been given complete authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations,baptizing them in the name of the father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age."
- Matthew 28:18-20
In these Bible verses, Jesus was instructing His disciples to take what they had learned from Him and pass it on. This call to make new disciples, also known as The Great Commission, connects us to Jesus. As His disciples we believe we are learning all our lives what it means to follow Jesus Christ. We aren't perfect. We don't always say or do the right thing. But we believe that being a disciple suggests action. It implies movement or the process of becoming, rather than describing a place you stand.
To be a disciple means to be with someone, to learn what they do, and to follow their example. We want to study Jesus' words, his actions and his example and to discover the relevance of His example in our lives today.
We choose to use the term "disciple" over the word "Christian" because some people think being a Christian (or not being one) is a stand that one takes or something that one achieves. We believe we are all called to discipleship; and that it's a journey that lasts our whole life long.
And so, we as a church community, commit to "making disciples" or inviting others to join us as we learn to follow Jesus Christ with our lives.