As followers of Jesus, we make disciples, one person at a time.
Disciple: A disciple is one who follows Jesus, is transformed by Jesus, and is committed to the mission of Jesus.
And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me.
“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to follow all that I commanded you; and behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. The one who has believed and has been baptized will be saved; but the one who has not believed will be condemned.”
And He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of people.”
Jesus’ method of making disciples was relational discipleship. He selected twelve people. With these men He shared not only his teaching but his life.
When he called them, he invited them to Follow Him and he would make them into “fishers of men.”
His method became the marching orders for the church when he gave the commission in Matthew 28:18-20. “As you are going, make disciples, baptize them and teach them to do everything I taught.”
This method of disciple-making was used by the early church to achieve multiplying growth.
Relational Discipleship can be achieved through small groups. These small groups are 4 to 12 people who have gather regularly outside of the regular church settings to:
1) Share their lives and faith,
2) Learn from one another how to follow Jesus,
3) Fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-10).
Core Leadership Values:
1 Be Then Do: (Abide in Christ, John 15:1-17)
2 Reach the Lost: (Go teach the Gospel, Matthew 28:18-20)
3 Connect the Unconnected: (One body with many parts, 1 Corinthians 12:12-26)
4 Chase the Strays: (Leave the 99, Luke 15:1-7)
5 Shepherd Toward Spiritual Maturity: (Every person fully mature in Jesus, Colossians 1:28-29)
6 Equip and Release Leaders: (Equip to serve, Ephesians 4:11-13)
7 Function as a Team: (Plant or water, 1 Corinthians 3:6)
Please join us on Sunday nights, 6:00 PM, August 14 and 21 to pray together for the mission of the Ephrata Church of Christ. You can also ask questions, get clarifications and help implement this mission.
You are welcome here! We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Here we also believe you need to believe and be baptized and walk in the newness of life.We believe the Bible says to worship with our voices. We believe that the Bible is the Word of God.