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Changed People Grow

Jesus accepts us just like we are, but he refuses to leave us that way.  Fortunately, we don’t have to clean ourselves up to be accepted by Jesus; and thankfully, He never leaves us alone in the messes we have created.

Normally we think of spiritual growth as a formal process of learning more about the Bible.  While that is true, it is also true that we grow by serving others.  We even grow when we seek the lost.  We grow when we share our blessings and help those in need. We mature in our walk with Christ by doing the things of faith just as much as we do when we study the Scriptures.  That’s what MINISTRY is all about.

If you think of ministry as everything the church does, then you would be correct.  Everything we do has one purpose, to help people become devoted disciples of Jesus Christ.  That’s it.

Every disciple of Jesus has a particular SHAPE.  Your SHAPE is a gift from God to build up the church.  This is God’s way of answering the prayer, “Your Kingdom come, on earth as it is in Heaven”.  Not only that, but there is a saying, that the one who learns best, learns by doing.  This is certainly true for our spiritual growth.  One of the greatest ways to grow spiritually is to put your SHAPE to work.

So what are you SHAPE-ed for?  What are your Spiritual gifts?  What makes you Heart sing?  What Abilities do you have?  How about your Personality type? What Experiences have you had that God wants to use for others?  This is your SHAPE for ministry.

In Rock Hall 201: Followers Made Small Group, we will spend quite a bit of time helping each other discern God’s call on our lives and develop Christlike character in our life.  Get in touch with us and let us help get you plugged in.  You will experience real growth as you serve in ministry.

The Life of a Disciple

I am connecting with Jesus and others by:

  • Attend worship celebrations regularly
  • Respond to visitor follow-up
  • Surrendering to the Lordship of Jesus and getting baptized.
  • Take part in a church event or ministry.
  • Share your visit on social media
  • “follow” us

I am pursuing a relationship with Jesus by:

  • Committing to be a faithful member of our church
  • Complete Rock Hall 101: Discovering God’s Family
  • Work through the weekly Sermon Study Guide
  • Attend a Small Group Bible Study
  • Serve with a local church ministry
  • Write out and share “Your Story” with your Small Group Bible Study

I am becoming more like Jesus by:

  • Sharing my gifts regularly, generously, proportionally, & sacrificially
  • Practicing spiritual disciplines daily (reading Scripture, prayer, fasting, journaling, etc).
  • Developing my character and calling through mentoring (Rock Hall 201: Making Followers)
  • Serving regularly in a ministry, group, or outreach.
  • Leading or co-leading a ministry, group, or outreach
  • Maximizing my character and calling through mentoring (Rock Hall 301:Making Leaders Small Group)
  • Leading others to discover their calling