Discipleship at the Creek
What is a disciple? A disciple is a mature believer in Jesus Christ who demonstrates these characteristics in life and in the local church:
- Believes the Gospel (Salvation)
- Illustrates the Gospel (Baptism)
- Understands the Gospel (Discipleship)
- Demonstrates the Gospel (Ministry)
- Shares the Gospel (Evangelism)
- Battles for the Gospel (Prayer)
- Lives in Gospel Community (Fellowship)
- Responds to the Gospel (Worship)
Growing in Christlikeness is described in a number of ways by the Apostle Paul in his letters. In Colossians 3, he tells us to "put off" the old man and "put on" the new man. In Philippians 2, we are told to "work out (our) own salvation with fear and trembling." In Ephesians 4, we are encouraged to "grow up in every way" into Christ. In Romans 6, we are commanded to present ourselves "to God as instruments for righteousness." In Romans 12, we are told to "be transformed by the renewing of (our) minds."
At the Creek, we believe this disciple-making process is inherently relational - or, to put it another way, life-on-life. That's why we offer a multifaceted approach to discipleship, including one-to-one mentoring, Bible book studies in large and small classes, training in parenting and marriage, counseling, apologetics, and much more. We hope to emulate Paul's instruction to Timothy, in 2 Timothy 2, when Timothy is told to entrust the Gospel message to "faithful men who will be able to teach others also."
You will see many of the options available for discipleship detailed on the right column. Other information, particularly for mentor training and spiritual retreats, can be found in our men's and women's ministry pages. If you have any questions, please contact us.
All members of the Creek are expected to participate in life-on-life discipleship, so that they may grow into mature believers and be sent out into the world for the glory of Christ!