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What is a Disciple?

Disciples are those who, having heard the gospel of Jesus and responded in repentance and faith, are henceforth Committed to God, and will progressively

  1. Learn to take up the cross daily and follow Jesus (Lk 9:23)
  2. Exhibit godly wisdom in all of life’s decisions
  3. Depend on God for strength and courage to live in obedience to Him (Jn 15:1-17)
  4. View the whole world and all of human history in the light of God’s plan for humanity (Rom 12:2; Eph 1:3-14)
  5. Understand that although they at times fail God they are also forgiven in Christ and increasingly enjoy freedom to live life God’s way (Jn 8:31-32)
  6. Be with the Holy Spirit and saturated with God’s word (2 Tim 3:15-16)
  7. Learn to hold apparent paradoxes in tension (We find freedom by becoming Christ’s slaves; We are saved by faith alone but faith without works is dead etc)
  8. Give a high priority in life to both individual and corporate worship (Heb 10:25, Rom 12:1-2)
  9. Have a growing and dynamic prayer life (1 Thes. 5:17)
  10. Be putting God above everything and everyone (Mt 22:37), which works out in healthy bodies not ragged and vital & functioning families not broken (Eph 5:22-6:4)

Disciples are Committed to Each Other, so they will increasingly

  1. Love and care for God’s people, including their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs (Col 3:12-14)
  2. Work out problems with other people according to God’s principles (Mt 18:15-20)
  3. Exhibit the fruit of the Spirit (Gal 5:22-23)
  4. Learn to submit to people God has put over them (Deut 5:16; Heb 13:17)
  5. Realise that the further a particular belief is from the core of the gospel (1 Cor 15:3-5) the greater the possibility of legitimately holding diverse opinions.

Disciples are Committed to Ministry so they will

  1. Learn to exercise their spiritual gift/s in the way of love for the common good (1 Cor 12-14)
  2. Become confident enough of God’s work in them to say “Follow me as I follow Christ” (1 Cor 11:1)
  3. Have a growing passion to reach lost people with the gospel of Christ in dependance upon the Holy Spirit

Mission Statement

"We exist to worship God and make fully devoted followers of Jesus"
In striving towards this purpose we aim to encourage all people everywhere to be:

... Committed to God
... Committed to Each Other
... Committed to Ministry

Contact Details

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(02) 6721 0511

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Location
94 Vivian Street
Inverell, NSW, 2360

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