We Are Intentional About Discipleship at FCC
In one of Jesus' final commands to His disciples, He said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
(Matt. 28:18-20 - NIV 1984)
The central command He gave in this statement was to make disciples. The Apostle Paul gave his protege Timothy the same command in a different form saying, "And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others." (2 Tim. 2:2 - NIV 1984)
The Church exists today to continue this same mission of making disciples who make disciples, and we are intentional about this in all we do. Our primary methods of doing this with adults are:
-Sunday Night Discipleship Classes
-Mid-Week Life Groups
Sunday Night Discipleship Classes
On Sunday nights we offer classes that work as building blocks to help individuals move through a systematic process of learning that will take them from spiritual infancy on to spiritual adulthood. These classes are divided into three categories (Bible, Christian Beliefs, and Spiritual Disciplines). Within each category, the classes are broken down into 101 - 301 levels so it is easy to see which classes are prerequisites for higher level classes.
Adult Life Groups
We know that FCC is large enough that it can be difficult to build relationships on a Sunday morning. You need a place where you can ask questions, listen to ideas, and explore more of what you hear in our Sunday morning worship service. That’s why we have life groups! BIG THINGS HAPPEN in small groups! Our desire is that everyone at FCC will find a life group they can call family.
When an individual has worked their way through the 101 - 301 classes and they are ready to move into the work of discipling others, they are invited to join a Core Group. Core groups are cohorts of 3-5 individuals of the same gender that meet together in preparation of launching each person into discipling others.