What is ‘Discipleship’, anyway?

     Discipleship means ‘growing up in Jesus‘. ‘Growing up’ is the natural order of life – and that applies to our spiritual lives as well! Jesus left us here to reach out with His gospel message and help one another grow up, and a key part of ‘growing up’ is learning about “Spiritual Gifts‘ – what they are and how they help us in our Christian life.
     The Bible teaches that every believer is given at least one ‘spiritual gift’, which is a special ability to serve in the power of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor 12). Spiritual gifts are meant to help believers be useful and productive in ‘spiritual acts of service’ (Ephesians 2:10), and you can start to learn about your spiritual gifts by clicking this link… 
     This analysis is a simple online tool to help you begin to understand and identify what your spiritual gifts might be, what each spiritual gift is, and how you might find a place of ministry that ‘fits’ you. To get the most accurate and complete results, please read and follow the instructions. When done you’ll be able to print a 4-5 page report that will help you understand your unique blend of gifts and suggestions regarding where and how you might use those gifts in service.    (** Pastor John will be notified when you complete your survey so he and/or other church leaders can encourage you!)
     Once you’ve looked over your report, we hope you’ll ask God to help you develop and use your Spiritual gift! As mentioned above, one of our church leaders will also contact you to offer help and encouragement along the way. One way to find a place to get involved is by looking around the website – almost every ministry area you’ll find could use help! Greeters, nursery help, Awana, Youth ministries, Mens & Women’s ministries, Worship, … get in touch with any ministry leaders to find out more and get plugged in! You can find a list of Ministry Leaders right here.
     Learning to be authentic worshipers, digging deep into God’s Word in groups large or small, stepping out to meet physical needs, sharing a word of encouragement, learning to live in an attitude of prayer, learning to trust God and thank Him for whatever comes our way…  this is discipleship! If you have questions or comments – please contact Pastor John!