At Faith Community, our mission is to make more and better disciples; we want to follow Jesus’s example. The words, actions, and attitudes of Jesus reflected a Son who submitted to his Father's loving instruction and example. In fact, he said "…the Son can do nothing of his own accord but only what he sees the Father doing." (John 5:19)
In God’s church — His family of families — we’ll achieve the disciple-making mission we’ve been given to the degree that we follow His example. It's the natural activity of a family to pass its practices, values and character on as they do life together. As Jesus obeyed his father, he slowly helped his wonder-filled disciples do the same. This is the culture we live out together – as we go.
We believe God is calling us to trust that we can– by the power of the Spirit – make disciples together. Not as a new burden or program, but as a pattern that saturates and repurposes our existing relationships and activities.
Personally knowing Jesus Christ and comprehending one’s new identity in Jesus Christ by grasping the Gospel and how its truths impact all of life.
Involves obedience to Jesus—the natural outcome from “knowing.” It includes among other things: repentance, changing of attitudes and actions, and personally owning the
implementation of gospel truths.
All of this is accomplished through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Being more like Jesus is the primary pursuit of discipleship and includes changes in character, displaying the fruits of the Spirit and being an image bearer of Jesus.
"Discipleship is investing in people's lives. It's understanding who Christ is, what he died for and really understanding what he calls us to do."
"Through discipleship, we get to see Jesus lived out, and experience some of what he's said and done. I'm thankful that FCC is asking us to press into that."
"I've learned that apprenticeship is showing, instead of just telling. I know it looks different for different people."
"By inviting people into our lives, they can see how the body of Christ functions."
"It's very good for my girls to know it's normal to have people in our house; it's what I want them to see. This needs to be there as much as telling them about Jesus."
"I learned that it's really important to open yourself up and be transparent. When you share at the heart level, it really makes a difference."
"There's a focus on my growth and it adds a level of accountability."