Saturday, December 17, 2016

Discipleship Ministry

Discipleship Ministry Overview

The Midtown Deli & Bagel Shop (see map below)
Thursday Mornings
7:00 am – 8:15 am

Meetings will begin on January 05, 2017

Our Christian Discipleship Ministry is the active pursuit of men to connect them to God, His Word, and other men for the purpose of winning, growing, and training disciples in Christ.

FACT: God will use the heart and life of anyone who chooses to make himself available to Him. The Bible says, "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you." This is the great commission spoken by Christ. In other words, Jesus Christ is commissioning His followers to go into the entire world and reproduce believers. This is a noble work and an awesome responsibility.

How do we reproduce believers? Can a discipleship ministry enable a man to better understand his calling in life and how to achieve it? Can a discipleship ministry challenge a man to grow deeper in knowledge, understanding, and faith? Can a discipleship ministry teach men how to live a biblical lifestyle?

The answer to this question is an unequivocal “YES.”

Discipleship Ministry Goals

KNOWLEDGE:  It is imperative for Christian men to study God's Word constantly and consistently. A deeper under of a Scripture can only be accomplished through the study of all Scripture. This serves to provide a strong foundation for an unshakable faith.

APPLICATION:  Christian men must learn to apply God's Word to all areas of their life.  Armed with a strong foundation of knowledge, Christian men continually learn how to apply biblical truths to the rapidly changing cultural landscape around them.

FELLOWSHIP:  Christian men must establish within themselves a priority to regularly connect with other Christian men for the purpose of community, accountability, confession, and prayer.

SUPPORT:  It's imperative for Christian men to continually learn to address major life temptations and/or crises according to their needs and life circumstance. Support and encouragement from the discipleship ministry and group members is essential to individual success.

CONTRIBUTE:  All Christian men get involved in some form of ministry based on their gifts and talents. God has called each of us to bless others based upon the gifts He has instilled in us.

IMPACT:  Christian men invest their time and resources into the lives of other Christian disciples to create long-lasting and powerful spiritual benefits.  The Bible clearly states we will "be known by our fruit," and the fruit of the spiritual seeds we sow in the lives of others should be abundant.

SHARING:  Armed with a solid foundation of biblical knowledge and understanding,  combined with the active support of fellow disciples of Christ, Christian men can confidently share the Gospel of Christ, harvest new believers for the Body of Christ, and fulfill their responsibility outlined in the Great Commission.

The Midtown Deli & Bagel Shop

Additional Information

For additional information, please feel free to contact Michael I. Kaplan via the email address or phone number listed on the contact page of this website.  If you have a bible (any translation) you're encouraged to bring it with you, along with a means to take notes.

Have a blessed day and we'll look forward to seeing you on Thursday morning at The Midtown Deli.

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