Loving - Learning - Leading
Hebrews 10:25 says that we are to not forsake "the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some [is]; but exhorting [one another]: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching." In light of this passage we see that frequent and consistent time together is necessary for the health of the body of Christ and that we are to physically come together in worship of the Lord as often as we can. Simply put, the Christian life is not meant to be lived alone. On Sunday's we come together to pray, worship, hear of ministry opportunities and hear from the Lord in His Word. All of these practices combined help to provide for us our weekly working orders and sharpen us for God's Great Commission.
The Bible very clearly teaches and supports the notion of being in close Biblical fellowship with the body of Christ. One way we hope to create closeness in the body is through our home group Bible studies. It is our goal that these groups will provide comfort and edification (1 Thessalonians 5:11), a platform for confession and prayer (James 5:16) and a more intimate setting where our Living Faith family can study the scriptures together. We also believe that accountability that is provided through times to talk and enjoy one another around God's Word aids all of us in our conforming to the image of Christ. Lastly, but not least, we desire to use our home groups as possible instruments of evangelism to invite our friends, co-workers and loved ones into our homes to hear the Word of God.
The word, "disciple" means, "learner". So, with that understanding, it is our desire that every believer in Christ will become a learner of Christ. Matthew 28:18-20 tells us that discipleship is central to God's Great Commission and that his plan for your life goes beyond simply knowing you're saved. God wants you to learn and know his Word so that one day you will be able to teach others also (2 Timothy 2:2). It's amazing to consider - You and I have a part in God's mission! But this means we must move past being "attenders" so that we can become "participants".
The model of discipleship is pretty straight forward; Just as Christ shared his life with the disciples and they were expected to share their relationship with Christ with others, we also are asked to first, learn of Christ ourselves and then share what God has done in our lives with those willing to follow. We encourage every believer at Living Faith to be a part of a discipleship relationship, whether you are the teacher or the learner. We all are called to be disciples! Our first level of Discipleship is called, "Discipleship 1" and it involves a great level of personal accountability and a weekly Bible study. Please visit our Equip page for more details. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in signing up for Discipleship 1.
At Living Faith we have a saying, "Every Saint a Servant". And that means we believe every child of God can be a part of serving in God's great mission. Speaking of which, there are multiple ways for you to get involved and serve the body here at Living Faith. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
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