There are so many terms and interpretations out there that sometimes these titles can begin to lose some of their meaning and focus. We are striving to bring back clarity to what is means to be a Disciple of Jesus Christ. We believe that a disciple is someone following Jesus, being changed by Jesus, and fulfilling the mission of Jesus. We want to help people become DISCIPLES who MAKE DISCIPLES (Matthew 28:16-20) by doing it the way He did it- through intentional and relational modeling.
We work with Navigators Ministry as we work to equip people to become disciple makers so we can unleash them into our community and around the world. Here is a little more about our local Navigator and the work he is doing.
So what does disciple-making look like?
The best thing about disciple making is that it is relatively simple. In fact it can be so simple, it can be foreign to us. You don't need a curriculum- just a Bible. You do life together. You point others to Jesus as you engage with them RELATIONALLY and INTENTIONALLY. You don't have to know all the answers, but you pray together, read the Bible together, and learn to rely on the Holy Spirit. You learn how to walk and mature in your faith and then- this is the big difference for most people- you learn to do it for others. You keep the cycle going by being
There are several avenues to get involved with disciple making. If you are already connected with the community at Bethany, we encourage you to take the next step on our Disciple Making Pathway. While making disciples is organic, we also recognize that sometimes we need specific places to start so we can create relationships and help each other along the way. Check out our pathway here