Discipleship Buddies: developing relationships for spiritual transformation
A heartbeat of The Orchard is ‘developing a life transforming relationship with Jesus Christ.’ We’ve discovered that’s best accomplished in the context of an ongoing, mutually supportive relationship with another person or a few other people. Ideally, this is a once a week, informal get together where you can discuss your spiritual progress and frustrations in light of Biblical principles. Each week, on the back of the sermon study page there are Scripture passages that take you deeper into the meaning of the sermon and questions to get you started in discipleship discussions about the message as it applies to your life.
The Discipleship Buddy contract, “People of The Orchard together in Covenant with the Holy Spirit,” is available below and also at the info desk in the front lobby each weekend and in the church office during the week. Please contact Pastor Doug if you’re interested in developing a discipleship relationship but need help getting started.
As Pastors and Elders of The Orchard we are calling our church people into a covenant with the Holy Spirit so that we can fulfill the mission God has revealed for our church. By committing our selves individually, we understand that together we can experience the life God desires to provide for us described as these Four marks of a Holy Spirit empowered church:
I understand that as I develop these three behaviors in my life, as illustrated on the mountain, I and my church will experience in increasing measure the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. Together we will stand on the Summit of Holy Spirit empowerment.
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