What does God expect of churches? 


 

Jesus is the head of the Church, and we are his disciples. Our job is to become like him. His desires become our desires. His work becomes our work, and his work was to make disciples. He came to bring people into relationship with the Father, and our job is to let him do that through us by making our lives available to him.

Go therefore and MAKE DISCIPLES of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. Matthew 28:19-20

Our church has dedicated ourselves to making disciples through our small group Bible studies which meet on Sunday morning (Sunday School). We use the three works below to do this.


Go

Jesus expects his disciples to share his gospel. Forgiveness of sin can be found though him. We can be saved if we believe in his death for our sin, and if we repent and follow him. He has commanded us to share this truth with the world. We expect every church member to be involved in sharing this good news. Our Sunday School classes are working to encourage people to bring others to Christ.  

Baptize

Jesus expects his disciples to be a body. Our Sunday School gatherings are organized  around people of the same age. They have common life issues and goals. It makes it easier to find a place to belong, which is what God does as he adds a person to the body. “For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body…” 1 Corinthians 12:13. Sunday School groups work to share life together, support one another, and love one another.

TeacH

Jesus expects his disciples to obey. Our Sunday School groups teach God’s Word. We teach the Bible. Day by day, God moves us from a sinful lifestyle to a righteous lifestyle. This is what a disciple does. We become more like the master, and more available for him to work through our lives.