And Growing in Christ means we are moving forward in our faith. It means we are becoming more mature in Christ. We call this discipleship.
The Bible shows us what discipleship looks like and means we are making disciples.
So, what is a disciple?
A disciple is someone who is learning to be like Jesus and do the things Jesus did. And Jesus helped his disciples grow in three primary dimensions of their lives. Upward – deepening our relationship with the Father / Inward – building relationships with those in the church / Outward – reaching into our neighborhoods and networks with the gospel.
Information – Jesus taught his followers the Word of God. We want to do the same.
Imitation – Jesus taught his followers the actions of the gospel and how to live in obedience to the Holy Spirit. We want to do the same.
Innovation – Jesus challenged his disciples to take what they heard and what they saw (the gospel) and come up with new ways of engaging culture with the story of God. We want to do the same.
So, our hope is that Thrive helps you Grow in Christ. You can feel free to join a class without having to make a yearlong commitment. Feel free to join us for a module as your schedule allows.
Please check back for our Fall series of Thrive.
For questions or more information on Thrive, please contact your church office.