Discipleship

Scripture tells us in Matthew 28:18-20 that, as Christians, we are commanded to "go and make disciples.

How do we define disciple? 

One definition that makes a lot of sense to us is this, "a disciple is someone who, with increased intentionality and passing time, has a life and ministry that looks more and more like the life and ministry of Jesus. They increasingly have his heart and character and are able to do the types of things we see Jesus doing".  Mike Breen

At New Hope, we believe that there are four key elements that are vital to becoming
"disciple making disciples of Jesus Christ". We have illustrated those elements below in what we call "the wheel".
 
The "Wheel"
                                                              
The four key elements that we consider vital to Discipleship
 
1.  We Worship God individually in our daily lives and as a community through our worship services.

Worship isn't merely a once-a-week, for an hour or so, duty to God. It's a lifestyle, a mindset,    an awareness of the awesomeness of God and his desire to be a part of every area of our lives.

Corporate worship is an opportunity to praise God together in a setting that best helps us to bring honor and glory to Him. With that in mind New Hope offers both a traditional and a contemporary worship service on Sunday mornings and a youth praise service on Wednesday evenings during the school year.

2.) We desire to Grow confident, enthusiastic Spirit-led disciples of Jesus Christ through participation in our Christian Education classes and small group ministries.

We've come to realize that just being a member of one more organization isn't enough. Christ asks us to "Follow him. And he means for us to follow his example, to learn from him, to live lives that look like his and to connect with others on this journey.

3.) We strive to Serve God and each other with our time, talents and resources. "All that we do with all that we have all of the time.

Jesus tells us he came to serve, not to be served. We offer many opportunities for everyone to offer themselves in service to God and others, both within our congregation and through our involvement with the Boys & Girls Club, Greenhouse Ministries, Last Call 4 Grace, Light and Life Ministries and other service organizations.

"Church isn't a place we go to or something we watch others do “ it's participatory, it's who we are!

4.) We are called to Share the Good News of Jesus Christ in our daily lives, through outreach programs and local, regional and global missions.

A wise Christian once said, ˜Preach the Gospel at all times “ and if you must, use words.

Examples of how we have chosen to preach the Gospel, in actions and words include our work with the above mentioned service organizations/ministries, Community VBS, packaging boxes for Operation Christmas Child and our construction, evangelism  and medical mission trips to Haiti.

Together... it is a privilege to walk with God and to bring His kingdom upon the earth. To do that we, as His Body, must walk together in His command, "Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations

 
Not every person begins their walk with us at the same place. Sure, most folks probably do begin by attending a Worship service, but others may start by attending a small group or by volunteering with us at a community outreach program or mission trip. It doesn't matter where you get on "the wheel". What matters is that you get on... and hold on tight. 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Sunday
Sunday School 9:00 AM
Praise & Worship Music 9:45 AM
Worship Service 10:00 AM
Tuesday
New Hope 4 Kids @ the Boys & Girls Club - The first and third Tues. of each month during the school year 6:00 PM

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