(OCT 1 – DEC 30) GCC’s 90-day period of consecration started Tuesday October 1st. During this period of consecration, it’s this ministry’s focus to strengthen relationship with God corporately and personally. This year the focus is “Realignment” – Romans 12:2.
By definition, realignment is a state of agreement or cooperation among persons, groups, nations, etc. with a common cause or viewpoint. Our focus on realignment will look at four primary areas: (1) realignment with God, (2) realignment with our church, (3) realignment with people in our circle, and (4) realignment with our purpose. These four areas will comprise our focus for the last 90-days of this year. We invite you to join us! 2019 CONSECRATION DOCUMENT
It’s a new season and this is a time that people find themselves “spring cleaning” if you will, even in the Autumn season. GCC will celebrate its new season with its annual Garage Giveaway and Summer Grill. Join GCC on Saturday, October 26th from 10 – 3pm, in sharing and giving back to our community. Everyone is invited–family, friends and the like and enjoy some great grilled food items and fellowship. This is a FREE event.
Being a follower of Christ, or a “disciple” (a student or pupil) is the faithful commitment to the teaching and practice of biblical precepts, living and modeling a lifestyle patterned after Christ. Discipleship equips the believer with God’s Word, prayer, doctrine, worship, encouragement, and service. Our mission is to equip and grow disciples who in turn go out to equip and grow other disciples. Disciples just don’t learn about God, but through Christ, with God, an intimate relationship and not religion is born.
At Gathering of Champions Church, we believe that continual growth is necessary for our walk with Christ. The best life is a Word centered life. When we make it a priority to study the Word of God, we find the roadmap to our God given possibilities. The journey is exciting! Finding new things in the Word of God is exhilarating! Putting them into action breeds benefits and rewards! Our church is a Bible based, Bible believing Ministry of Practical Christianity–Producing Winning Disciples In Every Area of Life!
Some Foundational Values of Discipleship:
– Evangelism (sharing the gospel of Christ) | Matthew 28:18-20
– Being changed by the renewing of your mind | Romans 12:2
– Worshipping God in all you do | Romans 12:1
– Serving God for His purpose | Romans 1:9
– Demonstrating to the world the power given to us by the Holy
Spirit | 1 Cor 12:7-11; 2 Peter 1:3-8
Some Aspects of Discipleship Include:
– Transformation and repentance | Mark 8:34-38
– Learning the written Word of God, commitment, and practice | John 8:31-32
– Loving, edifying, and serving others as God leads | 1 John 3:11-16
– Focus on living righteously, being fruitful | John 15:7-10; Gal 5:22
– Accountability with godly authority | Heb 13:17
Excerpts taken from “What Is Discipleship” https://www.allaboutfollowingjesus.org/what-is-discipleship.htm
Evangelism is one of the primary functions of the believer. In Matthew 28:19-20, we discover Jesus’ message on evangelism in these words, “Go ye therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit, (v.20) teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you, and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. The Christian Manifesto is neatly discussed in this message from the enunciator of evangelism Himself. Our duty is to witness, share, and discuss our faith and experiences with others to encourage them to seek our Christ. Not merely from the theological point, but from the experiential as well. Christ is the center of all joy for us and we express Him not only as the Christ of the Bible but the happiness, help, and hope of our lives. The main part of evangelism is the “going” part. It is not evangelism if it is in the comfortable confines of our church. We are called to share and then share not only from the Bible but also from the heart. Apostle Peter said in I Peter 3:15b, “…always be ready to give defense to everyone who ask you a reason for the hope that is in you with meekness and fear…”. Thusly, our challenge is to give people a reason why we have hope in Jesus. We live in a world that is weak and wicked. Many people are hurting right in our own families and need to know the healing, salvific, message of Jesus Christ. We are the light, we are the salt, we are the city set on a hill, if we will just shine, season and stay, others will see our good works and worship Christ.