Combined Winter Services during July & August!

During the months of July and August our Sunday services will be combined into one service starting at 10am! Mark this new time into your calendars and make it a priority to be in God’s house. Don’t forget to invite your family and friends and come together as we grow deeper in our walk with Him.

Training Disciplemakers to Take Care of their Inner Life

Why do we train people to order their inner world?

Song of Solomon 1:6
They made me the keeper of the vineyards, But my own vineyard I have not kept.

The world celebrates and glorifies the external. The world thinks less about the internal. The same secular thinking has infiltrated the church. We are so driven by the external, we tend to ignore the internal. We are driven by accomplishments, we tend to undermine authenticity. We are focused on capacity development, we tend to overlook character development. We are driven to advance the Kingdom, we forget to abide in the King. We think about our calling in terms of advancement of the Kingdom, when our first and foremost call is alignment to the King. Like the bride in Song of Solomon we have looked after other people’s vineyards and garden, but our own vineyard and garden, we have neglected.

Over the next 12 weeks in our Bible College Year 1 Semester 1, we are training our disciplemakers in tending to their own vineyard, their inner life. We will learn how to take stock of our inner life, how to take charge of our inner life and how to take care of our inner life.

Topics covered includes:
* What is Inner Life? How to Cultivate your Inner Life?
* What is Discipleship from the inside out?
* The 5 Processes of Spiritual Formation
* How do you pursue deep intimate relationship with God?
* The spiritual disciplines you must adopt into your life.
* How to Live Biblically and find balance in this Busy World?

The Heart of a Disciplemaker!

1 Thessalonians 2:8“We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you have become so dear to us.”

Listen to the pathos of the Apostle Paul:

“We loved you so much…”

The important element of love is what glues a discipling relationship together.

“…delighted to share with you…”

It is never a chore to disciple another but a privilege and delight to do so.

“…not only the gospel of God but our lives as well…”

It is not a transfer of knowledge but an impartation of life.

The essence of discipleship is not a program but a process. It is not just about information but it is about formation. The end-goal is not to teach but to bring about transformation. It is not just an impartation of knowledge or skills but it is the transference of life.

“…become so dear to us.”

The best discipling relationships are those marked with true affection between the discipler and the disciplee.

What I see here is the paradigm through which we should see people.

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