At Village Seven, the elders have sought to define what this means specifically for our church. We have summarized it in this mission statement:
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.
This raises the question, how do we seek to make, equip, and deploy disciples? I will address in later posts how we seek to equip and deploy disciples. Below is our strategy for making disciples (leading people from unbelief to belief).