“If he [Jesus] is who he says he is, what does it mean to follow him? Being a disciple of Jesus Christ means setting a new priority, finding a new identity and living a new mercy.”
– Timothy J. Keller
The call to discipleship is one that, as Christians, can seem a little daunting at times. We can feel overwhelmed when we try to imagine what that walk of faith, love and relationship looks like when we apply it to real life. Still, we are called to follow Christ. Being a disciple is not a free pass to Sin City. Instead, it comes at a price Jesus paid and a cost of great responsibility for those who respond with “yes”.
The Ebenezer Discipleship Study uses the book "Treasures of the Transformed Life: Satisfying Your Soul’s Thirst for More" by John Ed Mathison as a 40-day study on discipleship. This deep-dive group study focuses on 4 parts:
3. Presents (Gifts/Financial Stewardship)
All members who have completed the New Member class are invited to learn and live the values of true discipleship in these areas. The class functions on a 7-week rotation, and at its completion, members are encouraged to connect with the wider church and community body in service to the glory of God. Participants receive a certificate of completion when all classes have been successfully completed.