WHAT IS DISCIPLESHIP?
A disciple is a follower, a learner. Our job as Christ’s body, the church, is to be disciples and to make disciples. Discipleship means following and obeying Jesus and leading others to do the same.
The process of discipleship is nothing new. Jesus began changing lives long ago. The Morrison Heights discipleship process is our attempt to continue Jesus’ mission by walking together through the experiences that result in spiritual maturity and life change.
Jesus said, “I have come so that they may have life and have it in abundance.” (John 10:10, HCSB). The beauty of the discipleship process is that following Christ unlocks the abundant life (along with the fierce trials) that Jesus promised to his followers.
FROM INSPIRATION TO ACTION
We all want to grow. We all want to become more like Christ. But sometimes the hardest part of the Christian walk is translating that desire into action. That’s a major goal of our discipleship process – converting inspiration to action.
So whether you’re looking for ways to become a better parent, study your Bible more effectively, learn how to share your faith, or a host of other disciplines, our process will help you find specific steps toward Christian maturity.
We invite people to Belong at Morrison Heights by:
• Participating in our worship services
• Joining a life group
• Serving with a ministry team
Jesus compared spiritual transformation to the growth of a seed. Think of these three habits as the way to place yourself in the fertile soil of God’s Word and his Church. Whether you’re a first-time visitor of a long-time member, these three habits are the way to connect at Morrison Heights and open yourself up to the kind of transformation God wants to bring.
When a seed falls on fertile soil, you can expect it to grow. In the same way, when God’s Word takes root in a person’s heart, a new life Begins. Trusting Jesus to forgive your sins and provide eternal life means you’re ready for salvation, baptism, and church membership.
As a church, we’re responsible for guiding Christians through the experiences and relationships that build spiritual maturity. One of the primary ways we do this is a set of courses called the Discipleship Workshops. In a Discipleship Workshop we help you build a solid foundation for your life by teaching the basics of Christian Life, Family Life, and Bible Study.
How can a church become a place where growing disciples can thrive? The purpose of the Discipleship Workshops is to guide Christians through the experiences and relationships that build spiritual maturity.