Biblical Foundation For Relationship

As we see in Scripture and lived out in our own experiences, God does everything in the context of relationships (Genesis 1:26-27). We were created for relationships with Him and others (Genesis 2:18, Jeremiah 9:23-24; 24:7; John 17:20-26). Even His commands are relational (Exodus 20:1-27; Matthew 22:37-40). The Christian is to be living out his/her faith in the context of relationships (Galatians 5:22-26).

God also gave the church a purpose, a calling, a commission (Matthew 28:18-20). We are to make disciples. This is to be the mission of the church.

Mission

Making biblical disciples in relational environments.

Vision

Reaching the world for Jesus, one person at a time.

"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commended you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age." (Matthew 28:19-20)

What is a disciple of Jesus Christ?

Our definition of a disciple comes from Jesus's invitation to discipleship found in Matthew 4:19:

  1. Following Jesus
  2. Being changed by Jesus
  3. Being on mission with Jesus
Process of Discipleship

How do we seek to accomplish the mission and vision of the church? The discipleship process is what we affectionately call the discipleship wheel (see below). Our desire is to Help people to a relationship with God and others. To help them grow to be all God has for them (Ephesians 4:11-16). This begins as we SHARE, CONNECT, MINISTER, and DISCIPLE. 

Discipleship Wheel


To see how this discipleship process can be used in your life of discipleship as well as a plan to disciple others, click here to go to our NEXT STEPS page.



*Much of what you see here comes from the Immersion Conferences of the SCBC and Real Life Ministries in Post Falls, ID´╗┐