"discipleship within the context of relationship"
What is rescipleship? It's a word we borrowed from Calvary Chapel Chattanooga - but the principle is everywhere in the Bible!
Simply put: it's together that we become the people that God created us to be. The early church lived this out in Acts 2:42 when it says they "continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers."
In this verse we see four “pillars” that we call the 4 Ws:
The 4 W's
"For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart."
We believe that the best way to know God is through His Word, the Bible. We take great care in teaching verse by verse and in context. Weekends aren’t simply messages as much as they are Bible studies!
"...addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart..."
There's only One worthy. The Bible teaches that we were made to worship. We spend time together in corporate worship because it’s what we’re created to do! Our prayer is that by experiencing and participating in worship through music, prayer and scripture reading, the Church would grow in devotion, pursue a deeper connection with God, and be open to receive the teaching of His Word.
"Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!"
Nope, that's not a typo. It's another borrowed word. We go farther together than we ever could apart. “Let us make man in Our image,” the Lord said. We are created in the image of the triune God who exists in community. Therefore we are created for community with others. We see this throughout scripture, from the first church gathering together to Jesus calling out the twelve disciples in what was, practically, the first small group.
"Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation."
We take the hope of the world to a world in need of hope. We believe when we study God’s Word, worship Him, and gather together in community, we are more effective at reaching others! Because of Christ’s love for us, we love others and seek to tell the world about Jesus.