“Christianity without the living Christ is inevitably Christianity without discipleship, and Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ.” - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
At One Hope Church, our mission is to make disciples who worship, grow, serve, and make more disciples.
WHAT IS A DISCIPLE?
- A follower of Jesus. (Luke 5:27-28, John 21:22)
- Becoming more like Jesus. (Luke 6:40)
- Obedient and regularly sacrificing. (Mark 8:34-35)
- Loving Jesus and understands His love for you. (John 15:9-10)
- Making more disciples of Jesus. (Matthew 28:20)
WHAT DOES A DISCIPLE DO?
A healthy disciple of Jesus regularly practices what we call "the 5 G's":
- GOSPEL-CENTERED: Everything a disciple is and everything a disciple does is fueled by the good news of Jesus Christ.
- GATHERING: A disciple is in the habit of gathering with other people.
- GROWING: A disciple is constantly growing and pursuing growth emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
- GIVING: A disciple regularly gives time, talent, and resources including money generously to other people.
- GOING: A disciple lives always ready to share the reason for their hope and crosses boundaries for the sake of the Gospel.
WHAT IS DISCIPLESHIP?
"Discipleship" is the relational process by which we make more disciples. It involves intentional effort and a clarified process for disciples to make more disciples.
HEAD, HEART & HANDS
We believe in a wholistic discipleship process that engages the head, heart and hands:
- Head: what we can learn and comprehend with our minds
- Heart: what we sense or feel in our hearts (desires, passions, motives)
- Hands: what we do
We aim to engage all these parts in order to make mature and well-formed disciples of Jesus. However, when one of these elements is missing, the process will be incomplete and unhealthy:
- Heart + Hands - Head = Liberalism
- Head + Hands - Heart = Legalism
- Head + Heart - Hands = Hypocrisy
Below is the path of discipleship that we believe the average person follows:
Unbeliever → New Believer → Disciple → Disciple Maker → Shepherd (Leader of Disciple Makers)