Adult discipleship at The Journey
June 23, 2012 by Cody Parman 0 comments
Church plants don't have the luxury of offering a plethora of ministries. However, if we want to disciple our children well, then we MUST disciple our adults well. We're not going to take the 'evangelistic' approach to grow this church to see how many seats we can fill and people we can get in the door. We want to make disciples of Christ which will naturally result in authentic evangelism.
To do this we'll focus on doing 2 things in the infancy stages of our church plant. The first is obviously holding a public worship service to proclaim the gospel of Jesus in our community. The second is to disciple those whom God draws with the help of The Gospel Project. For our children this will take place simultaneous to the adult worship service. For the adults & teenagers this will take place in a Journey Group.
Journey groups will meet weekly and offer a sense of community, discipleship, worship, accountability, and evangelism. The Gospel Project for Adults takes the story of Jesus — the gospel — the entire Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, and points to the one story that infuses Scripture from cover to cover — God’s redemptive plan to rescue us from sin and death. Because the entire Bible points to Jesus, it is important to examine the theology and mission within the text, as all of it is an important part of understanding the awesome depth and power of the gospel.
When we see how all the Scriptures point to Jesus, we allow the gospel to work on us, move through us, and ultimately, transform us. We become God’s gospel project. Let's refuse to be a church that is a mile wide and an inch deep. Let us push each other deeper into the gospel in obedience to his command to make disciples!
Momentum continues to build as we approach our September launch!
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