What Does It Mean To Be A Disciple At
Agape Baptist Church?
Here at Agape Baptist Church we are a Family of Christian Believers who take Discipleship seriously. We are Family of Disciples that believe in the Vision Statement and Mission of Agape Baptist Church. We are a Family of Disciples that are on mission to create and mature other Disciples for the work of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:16-20).
What does a Disciple of Christ look like?
This is a brief summary from Mark A. Copeland on the topic of Discipleship.
The word "disciple" literally means A LEARNER. For this reason disciples were spoken of as IMITATORS of their teachers. ACCORDING TO JESUS, IT INVOLVES BAPTISM which is mentioned in Matthew 28:19.
THE GOAL IN BEING A DISCIPLE
A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher. (Luke 6:40 NKJV). To be Christ's disciple, then, is to strive to be like Him!
A DISCIPLE IS "ONE WHO ABIDES IN JESUS' WORDS" - John 8:31 (KJV)
A DISCIPLE IS ALSO "ONE WHO LOVES THE BRETHREN (Loves One Another)” - John 13:34-35 (KJV)
A DISCIPLE IS "ONE WHO BEARS MUCH FRUIT" - John 15:8 (KJV)
Only those (“meaning disciples”) scripturally baptized and demonstrating the "marks" of discipleship, despite the "costs," can truly be called disciples of Jesus!
Only they (“meaning disciples”) can realistically look forward to the "rewards" of discipleship, and take consolation in the promise of Jesus: "and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age" - Matthew 28:20
Will you become a “CORE” Disciple of Agape Baptist Church?
Moving from the Community to the Crowd
From the Crowd to the Congregation
From the Congregation to the Committed
From the Committed to the CORE
CORE are the dedicated Stewards, Leaders and Disciples of “AGAPE.”
To become CORE you must meet the 5 following requirement Goals:
1. Become a Disciple of “AGAPE.”
2. Be apart of the Prayer Conference.
3. Attend Sunday Worship & Participate in a Weekly Bible-Teaching Class regularly.
4. Be a Dedicated Steward of your Treasures.
5. Participate in a Ministry Activity of “AGAPE.”
WILL YOU BECOME A CORE DISCIPLE TODAY?