DISCIPLESHIP


Go and Make Disciples of All Nations

Vision: A church of fully alive Jesus followers who are using their gifts and sacrificing their lives for others.

 

Mission: Mature disciples who are equipped and confident to join a church planting team if called.


What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus?

How can we approach God?

What is faith?

Why is the Gospel a necessary part of knowing God?

What tools are there to help me walk with God and grow in my faithfulness to Him?

 

Goals

 

  1. Learn the basics of approaching and knowing God
  2. Study and integrate regular spiritual disciplines into your weekly routine
  3. Review what God has done for you in the first few months of 2020
  4. Share your spiritual growth with another believer
  5. Learn and use tools that help you walk with God and grow in your faithfulness to Him

Being on mission does not require a set number of years in Christian faith and practice before we can be mindful of others. Even the disciples of Jesus were sent out to proclaim the coming of God’s Kingdom before they fully understood all of Jesus’ redemptive plan (Matthew 10:5-15 & Luke 9:1-6). As we go about our lives, we too can be ambassadors for Christ to everyone around us. So what does it mean to be a missionary of Jesus?

 

Goals

 

  1. Learn about the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) and God’s redemptive plan that all nations, tribes, peoples, and languages worship Him (Revelation 7:9)
  2. Discover your purpose and role in advancing God’s Kingdom
  3. Integrate rhythms of evangelism and outreach into your everyday life, such as welcoming interruptions to your routine
  4. Increase awareness of historical and present missionaries advancing the Gospel message throughout the world
  5. Anticipate the good works that God will do, and celebrate with your Redemption Church family what he has done and is doing among us

 


Having just considered and practiced the missionary life for a Christ-follower, focused outwardly on expanding and planting the gospel near and far, we now focus on the life of the family of believers as members of Christ’s body. This module focuses on the necessity and fruitfulness of a healthy, unified and service-oriented church that is made up of individual members. 


Goals


  • In both words and actions, determine to love the members of our church body Use the “grid” on the backside as a guide to specifically practice what Scripture outlines as fellowship of believers, membership of the body of believers
  • To understand and live out “spiritual love” within the body of believers
  • To deconstruct the demanding ideal of membership within the Christian community and to instead participate in receiving and serving God’s plan for community

What does it mean to be a Saint? After all, followers of Jesus are often described as “saints.” A Saint exemplifies holiness by living a Spirit-filled life. We regularly forget or forsake our identity as a Saint, because we are constantly aware of our short-comings and sinful nature. In that we are made holy apart from our best efforts is a truth too wondrous to completely comprehend.


Goals


  • To know the Holy Spirit of the Triune God:
    • Who is He?
    • How do I know Him?
    • How can I recognize His work in me?
  • Learn about selfish ambition and how you might exhibit this in your life. What might you need to confess and surrender to allow God to transform your heart?
  • Do an assessment of your spiritual, physical, emotional, and relational health. In what ways do you believe God desires to develop you over these next few months?
  • Practice the spiritual disciplines and take time to reflect on how my heart is being transformed by the Holy Spirit. Do I see the Fruit of the Spirit becoming more evident in my life?




The church is a contrast community that exists within the framework of a larger
community to worship Jesus and imitate his life across all of our everyday contexts of
neighboring, working, socializing, and daily living.


Naturally, a contrast community will experience friction against the typical norms and
patterns of life in the world. This module focuses our attention on what is critical to
preserve our identity as a church, and where we have flexibility to live life as everyday
citizens of our city.


Goals



  • Learn why the church community is distinct and set apart, but not removed from the everyday life in the world
  •  Consider the overlap of your spiritual convictions as a Christian and your duties as a citizen of Charlotte
  •  Put in regular rhythms of engagement in the city outside of the church community (civic, social, neighborhood, shared affiliation, service, etc.) Every Christian should be aware of and/or supportive of a social service need, and know how they play an integral part in shaping this area of the city.


Coming Fall 2021!