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“Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matthew 28:19-20
We invite you to join with us as we follow Jesus in fulfilling his mission by committing to love God, love our brothers and sisters, and love our neighbors and people of all ethnicities and nations.
LOVE OUR GOD BY LISTENING AND OBEYING
We commit to love God with all our hearts; making every effort to obey God by daily denying self and setting aside everything that holds us back. God lives in those whose hearts are fully committed to Him to give them the power to do what he commands (2 Chr. 16:9).
Our first commitment is to love God by obeying all His commands.
LISTENING: We read the Bible daily to know God's commands so we can obey him. We will study the Bible in a weekly discipleship group of 3-5 people of the same sex to set goals, pray, and follow up to encourage. Joshua 1:8, John 14:15-26,15:7
- OBEYING: We follow the Spirit by believing God loves us, forgives and fills us with love, peace, joy, patience, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness, self-control as we daily repent of sin. 1 John 1:7,9, Galatians 5:22-23
LOVE OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS BY SERVING
We commit to love those around us like Jesus who laid down his life for everyone. Anyone who really believes in Jesus will do what He did. He gave us a new command to love one another as He loved us.
Our second commitment is to love others like Jesus loved.
- SERVING: We help others by weekly serving with our spiritual gifts. We invest our finances generously to expand Gods Kingdom. In conflict, we go to our brother first, then ask mature Christians to help resolve conflict, forgive and make every effort to maintain unity. Mark 10:45, Matthew 6:33, Ps 24:1, Mal 3:10, Ephesians 4:2-3, Matthew 18:15-17
LOVE OUR WORLD BY EXPANDING GOD’S KINGDOM
We commit to love our world by going, not waiting for the lost to come to us. Jesus commanded us to go tell everyone that God loves them and teach everyone to love each other as He commanded.
Our third commitment is to love all people by evangelizing and reproducing ourselves by making disciples who obey God.
- EVANGELIZING: We have weekly gospel conversations and imitate Jesus by being a friend of "sinners.” Jesus sent out disciples 2 by 2, so we go with partners who will encourage us to be bold and persevere. Luke 10:1,19:10, Colossians 4:2-6, 2 Corinthians 5:14-20
REPRODUCING:Jesus reproduced himself by training disciples to do what he was doing. We make disciples by inviting others to read the Bible with us and obey God and start new discipleship groups. Matthew 28:18-20, 2 Timothy 2:2
We will fill the Earth with people who love God and others by starting discipleship groups and churches. We will encourage one another to fulfill these commitments and keep any struggles shared confidential to protect their dignity. If God leads us to move away, we will join a church and start a discipleship group where we will fulfill these commitments.
Discipleship Commitment (Printable pdf)