new disciples

People who begin to participate in the love of God through All Saints are invited to honor and publicly celebrate that in at least two ways:

  • by attending a “New/Renewed Disciple class”
  • by affirming faith and being celebrated in worship

Some call this process “becoming a member.” Pastor Clark talks instead about being disciples of Jesus. Whether a person is new to the faith or making a transition, you already belong in God’s family. The moment is really an opportunity to grow faith.

This “class” is not even really a class. It’s a time, usually two hours, to deepen relationship with one another by reflecting together on core questions of the faith.*

  1. What is the overall mission of a Christian individual from your perspective?
  2. What do you see as the purpose and contribution of your life?
  3. What are the core values of your life you hold dearly and deeply, and which are non-negotiable except as you may discern a shift in values that comes from God?
  4. What is your God-inspired vision for the next season of your life that projects at least seven to nine years into the future?

When it comes to following Jesus and being a disciple, often the questions are more important than the answers.

*These questions are borrowed from George Bullard and his e-book, How to Never Experience Unhealthy Conflict in Your Congregation Again: Part Two.