Overview of the Steps and Pillars for Growth
Step I – Ignite
We believe the first step to growing mature disciples is weekly corporate worship. In worship we desire to IGNITE a believer’s passion within through a genuine encounter with the living God, as we worship in Spirit and in Truth through songs of praise, the reading of the Scripture, intercessory prayer, giving, and hearing proclamation of the Gospel.
In order to grow mature disciples, we believe that one must worship corporately with other believers. In worship we give reverence and adoration to our triune God. We are reminded in worship of the greatness as well as the majesty of our God to the end that worshippers are encouraged, enlightened, and empowered to do God’s will and trust Him in every aspect of their lives. These powerful encounters allow us to grow together as we IGNITE our passion and grow through Christian Worship
Step II – Inform
We believe the second step to growing mature disciples is Christian Education. Through Christian education we desire to INFORM a believer’s mind with the Word of God so that God’s Word will inform every area of their life, as well as equip them to fulfill God’s purpose for their life.
In order to grow mature disciples, we offer several opportunities beyond the sermon on Sunday mornings to INFORM the mind with the Word of God. We have a growing Sunday School/Bible Study Fellowship, which now offers five classes every Sunday morning. We also have weekly worship on Wednesday that is centered on an engaging Bible study taught by our Pastor or a member of our ministerial staff. Moreover, there are periodic life group sessions on Wednesdays. These are lay-lead groups that focus on horizontal learning to edify the body and to nurture the body life of the Church. Lastly, we have insightful teaching ministries that are tailored to meet the needs of the women, men, youth, and children of our congregation. Each of these ministries meets monthly. These opportunities allow for thoughtful engagement with the text and one another so that we INFORM our mind and grow through Christian Education.
Step III – Impact
We believe the third step to growing mature disciples is mission and evangelism. Through serving opportunities, mission projects, and evangelistic efforts we provide opportunities for believers to IMPACT their cities, communities, and world for the glory of God.