Discipleship

Discipleship

Our vision at Crosslife Church is: “Inviting people to know and experience God.”

To Follow and Believe in Jesus is to become a disciple. Disciples grow to know God in relationship, experience Him in daily living, and invite others to do the same. Discipleship is learning to love God and love people the way Jesus demonstrated for us in the Bible.

Becoming a Disciple

Jesus invites you to become His disciple; the only way to become a disciple is to say yes to His invitation (John 15:16, 1 John 4:19). To be a disciple is to live as a learner of the pattern of life that Jesus demonstrated (Ephesians 5:1-2). Disciples come to believe that Jesus is both Lord and Saviour for everyone (1 Timothy 4:10); He is God who became a person to lead us in the way to life (John 10:10). Discipleship is a relationship learning to love God and love people the way Jesus demonstrates (Matthew 22:37-39). We are invited to be disciples to know and experience the work of Jesus in our lives, an invitation we now extend to others (Romans 10:14).

Disciples are learning and practicing followers of Jesus who are:

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Summary

The life of a disciple is one of faith that brings Glory to God by actively being centered on Jesus Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit, and shares in the missional heart of God the Father. Disciples have the amazing privileged of knowing and experiencing God; called by Him to be transformed into the likeness of Christ (Colossians 3:10). Every disciple has the assurance that their eternal standing before God will be solely based on the perfect love and work of Jesus in and for them (Romans 10:11; Ephesians 2:8). They will discover in Christ they have all that they need to love God and love people (Philippians 4:19), and have been created to do good works planned by God specific for them (Ephesians 2:10). God’s love is given freely to the disciple, giving them the opportunity of inviting others into God’s life transforming love (2 Corinthians 5:14,20).