EXPLORING MEMBERSHIP 3 NOVA CHURCHDiscipleship, Church Life, and Global Impact
EXPLORING MEMBERSHIP 3• Discipleship is a lifelong journey of obedience to Christ which transforms a person’s values and behavior, and results in ministry in one’s home, church, and the world.• In order to create an atmosphere conducive to “Disciple Making” (Matt. 28:18-20), Nova Church will have certain expectations of its members:
EXPLORING MEMBERSHIP 3• Attend the “entry point class” that all new members attend;• Attend at least one short-term open group Bible study per year;• Attend corporate worship as often as possible;• Be involved in at least one ministry or mission activity per year;
EXPLORING MEMBERSHIP 3• Read/study the Bible daily, whether using study guides, devotional guides, or media studies;• Support the mission(s) of the church financially;• Embrace the 11 Core Values of the Church;A disciple is someone who lives as Jesus lived, loves asJesus loved, and leaves behind what Jesus left behind.
EXPLORING MEMBERSHIP 3• Discipleship is simply . . . • Learning to revere God • Follow His Law/Word • Affect Others with His grace Deuteronomy 31:12-13
EXPLORING MEMBERSHIP 3• At Nova Church, our vision is to “flesh out” a 1-5-4 principle: • We have 1 Great Commission; • We have 5 functions (Evangelism, Discipleship, Ministry/Missions, Fellowship, & Worship) • We expect 4 results (Numerical Growth, Spiritual Growth, Expanding Ministries, & Advancing Missions)
EXPLORING MEMBERSHIP 3• Our vision statement is simple: “Breaking Down Barriers, Building Bridges, & Sharing the Love of God”• The vision that God has given is that we will use every possible Christ-honoring means at our disposal to meet needs and share Christ with others regardless of race, culture, sexual orientation, or station in life.• In a simple cliché, we catch them and let Him clean them