To make, equip and deploy disciples who live out and proclaim the gospel through word and deed in Colorado Springs, the West and the World.
In this statement, we define "make disciples" as leading people from unbelief to belief in the power of the Holy Spirit. We define an equipped disciple as one who is prepared to engage with his heart, head, and hands in God's mission (for more on what it means to be an Equipped Disciple, see this post). To deploy disciples means to help people actually engage in God's mission.
In an earlier post, I outlined how we seek to make disciples. Here is our strategy to equip disciples.
a) Worship that is Gospel-Centric shapes the head, engages the heart and challenges God’s people to God-glorifying life and deeds.
a) The primary venue for shepherding is through Sunday morning communities with the implementation of the Shepherding Plan approved by the Session. This may be supplemented by small groups, as necessary.
b) Begin Life-on-Life Discipleship program with the aim of equipping disciples according to the definition in this document.
c) Develop systems and structures to help new people, and especially new members, connect with a Sunday morning community.
The purpose of teaching is to equip disciples to live in step with the truth of the gospel with their hearts, heads, and hands for the glory of God.