Mark to Discipleship
YEAR 1 20 in classroom 3 in discipleship
YEAR 2 40 9
YEAR 3 60 27
YEAR 4 80 81
YEAR 5 100 243
#2) I've done small groups before. Discipleship isn't small groups: it is intentional, small--3 to 4 people--and focused on both learning scripture, holding one another accountable, and serving our church and community. Small groups are a step better than casual church attendance. But true transformation occurs through discipleship. Consider those moments where you grew beyond expectation; were they moments where you were in a giant group or with one or two people who walked alongside you in a season?
#3) But I go to church. Why more? Because Jesus shows this is the way to become more like him. You grow by transforming your thoughts and entire life into following HIM and then teaching others to follow HIM! Going to church doesn't make you "good" or give you a ticket into heaven. It is passionately transforming your life in all areas towards the one who gives true life!
Check out this youtube video that I didn't create, but thoroughly enjoy to gain the vision fo how a community focused on disicpleship looks:
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Scott Martin is pastor at Hope Community Church.