- Nurture believers in Jesus Christ by the feeding of the Word (2 Timothy 3:16-17, 1 Peter 2:2, Hebrews 5:13-14)
- Develop roots and grow to maturity as we worship God with other believers (Acts 20:32, Ephesians 4:11-13, John 4:23)
- Bear fruit by modeling Christ and ministering to others (John 15:16-17, Titus 3:8)
- Encourage individual believers to plant and water seeds for discipleship (1 Corinthians 3:5-8, 2 Corinthians 5:20-21)
The first step in this process is to trust in Jesus Christ for eternal life (Romans 10:13, 1 Peter 1:23). Through His life, death and resurrection, Jesus Christ has provided the means for the forgiveness of sins, and the power to live a new life that is pleasing to God (1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Galatians 2:20, Acts 9:31).