Defining Discipleship

By / Jun 8

. . . [B]eing no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.

James 1:25

Discipleship means becoming Christ-like. But let’s refine that a bit: discipleship is becoming a competent citizen of the gospel within the spiritual kingdom of Christ, until “we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ” (Eph. 4:25). Dr. Kevin Vanhoozer, who will be our guest during the Discipleship Conference June 18-20, describes discipleship as “to proclaim, embody, and inhabit the kingdom of God.”[1] He proposes that the method is grasping the doctrines of our faith and tutoring by the Holy Spirit (as he tilts the mirror of Scripture towards us), as well as the welding bonds of fellowship through everyday life.

Please plan to join us to focus on discipleship with Friday night lectures by our guest, Dr. Vanhoozer. Seminars on Saturday morning will expand our horizons about the topic in our local churches (Gavin and friends), women’s mentoring (Claudia Diaz Forde and Johnnie Smith), and as a lifetime pursuit (the Langfords). Sunday will begin with morning worship around the Word of God with Dr. Vanhoozer, followed by a lunch with time to inspire and raise our sights through the insights of our Global Partner Matt & Tara.

Finally, as our Lord directs his disciples where he may, after the evening service, we will celebrate our Lord’s leading as we bless the Lymberopoulos family on their relocation to Houston, TX.

Please register to join us for this weekend.


[1] Kevin Vanhoozer, Hearers & Doers (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2019), xix.