Disciple-Making Communities are commuities of Christians gathering together to learn how to be healthy disciples of Jesus and how to make healthy disciples with Jesus in the everyday stuff of life.
We gather in this way because we want to see revival in North Orange County. We want to see fearful, distracted, and unequipped believers become biblically literate and confident to obey Jesus’ Great Commission. We want to see broken, isolated and unreached non-Christians transformed, discipled, and equipped to reach others with the gospel.
We long to see the Good News of the Kingdom permanently capture the lives of every person in North Orange County...and beyond.
We gather believers who meet weekly, equipping them to read and share the Word of God with others, empowering them by identifying their gifts, and releasing them to go and make disciples in the power of the Spirit. This process enables groups to effectively multiply.
Gathering Believers meet one time a week for 2-2.5 hours in person or online, eating meals together.
Equipping The gatherings will equip believers to share their testimony, the gospel, and do Bible Dialogues through the Gospel of Mark and Matthew. There is an hour and a half of take-home work per week that must be done before the Gathering.
Empowering The Gatherings will empower believers by helping them identify and use their spiritual giftings. Through conversations about discipleship and opportunities to evangelize, believers will gain greater confidence and spiritual vitality.
Going and Making Disciples We make disciples, not converts (Matt 28:19). Therefore believers will learn to teach others how to obey Jesus. They will go out and engage in spiritual conversations with non-Christians to practice dialoguing like Jesus.
Multiply We are committed to multiplying the number of equipped believers so that more non-Christians will be discipled. In order to reach and disciple the greatest number of people believers will learn how to multiply disciple-making communities.
In the Spirit
We want to be directed, led by, spoken to, empowered, and gifted though the Holy Spirit. He calls the shots, we simply follow.
No one is ever done learning. When we take a learning posture we are enriched by God’s Word, other people, our experiences, and even our failures.
Relying on God's Word
We rely on the power of the Living Word of God to transform people; to inform our understanding of the world, ourselves, and our place in it.
Being Good News
As Christians we believe we are to embody the news we share in the way we live towards others.
Stepping Out in Faith
We take risks. We step out of our comfort and our fears, stepping by faith toward people that Jesus is reaching out to. We believe He will lead us when we do.
Since Jesus came not for results, but for relationship we pursue a growing relationship with Him and others
Fishing for People
We make pursuing people a priority. We initiate conversations about Jesus and are on the lookout for opportunities to Join God where He is at work in the lives of others.
Like Jesus, we intentionally keep things simple so that others can pick them up and run with them.