People in today’s time are at various levels of commitment in their spiritual journey and walk with the Lord. All of these people do not fit nicely on a vertical hierarchy of maturity and knowledge of God, but rather, they fit on a horizontal spectrum from being hostile to the Gospel to being a fully devoted disciple of Christ. Nevertheless, we believe that there are four major points on this spectrum that can serve as a marker to the progress that one is making in their spiritual journey.
|First of these markers is “does the person have a saving faith in and knowledge of God?” In other words, has this person come to a point in his or her spiritual journey where a person has accepted Christ as his or her personal Savior and Lord?|
|The second marker is, “has the person come to truly experience Him, His power, His grace and His love so that the person is compelled by His love?” This person has not only accepted Christ, but is on the journey of deepening his or her relationship with God and discovering “who God is” as he or she continues to encounter and experience Him.|
|The third marker is “how much has the person grown in character and in knowledge of God, His Word, and Doctrine?” Further, has the person genuinely accepted Christ and has had such a loving relationship with God that this person is self-motivated to grow and change.|
|The fourth and last marker is, “how is the person being trained, given opportunities to serve and glorify God by being a Great Commission Partner?” In other words, how is this person now expanding the Kingdom of God by using the gifts and talents that one possesses?|
We believe that it is our goal to meet people wherever they are in their walk of faith and continue them onward toward that “for which Christ Jesus took hold of” them. In order to facilitate this process Grace Life Church is constantly developing other venues that complement our current small groups. One such venue is Discipleship. Discipleship at GLC is divided into three phases that an individual would journey through one at a time.
Phase 2 Structure
Core Trainings/Seminars Listing
Through this phase, you will:
- Learn in a setting designed to maximize spiritual growth
- Gain practical and applicable leadership and ministry skills
- Receive mentoring to shape your development as a kingdom influencer
- Belong to a relational community with others who are in training like yourself