Beyond the salvation experience every Christian needs to grow in the Lord. Christian education and development in its best form focuses on a lasting end result. Just as kids are educated up to adulthood making them productive members of society, Christians need a sound Christ centered education to be productive in His kingdom that far outdoes the affairs of men. Christ desires that all his disciples grow into the fullness of His stature - seasoned mature men and women of God, strong in the Lord and in the power of His might, who are no longer children blown to and fro by every wind of doctrine, fad or fashion, and are able to overcome the world even with their faith! Growing such disciples and leading them on this Christ determined Pathway requires a persistent retinue of Christian development and discipleship programs. This is a foundation element of our vision as a church.
Discipleship is more than an important program of the church; it is its primary function. It focuses on the integration of heart and mind in a small group context, and is designed to dramatically alter the trajectory of spiritual growth in order to help individuals become more like Jesus Christ. A combination of focused Bible study, dynamic teachers, experienced mentors, effective small groups and active response to the Word and the Spirit helps believers mature in their ability to articulate, defend and joyfully live out their faith in public and personal life.