LIFELONG DISCIPLESHIP FORMATION
Lifelong Discipleship Formation is about daily life. It is about how we claim and proclaim our identity as followers of Christ. It is about how we practice our faith; how we grow in faith, cherish faith, and share faith in the world. Beyond mere words, how do people know we are disciples of Jesus Christ? No matter the age, it is about daily seeking and living in relationship with the living God. We are called to be righteous, to seek justice, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with God. Thus, Lifelong Discipleship Formation is about how we live into that right relationship with God, with all God’s people, and all of creation. It is about growing in the community of God’s grace, the church, and interpreting faith in our everyday life; confronting brokenness and sinfulness when we fall short of the glory of God and shining a bold light of Christ for all to see. Lifelong Discipleship Formation requires an awakened and engaged commitment to God, and to all people whom Christ loves. It is about the call to daily take up our cross and follow Christ.
Biblical References: Deuteronomy 11:13-21; Matthew 5:1-16; Luke 8:11-18; Acts 2:42-47; Romans 8:1-17; Philippians 3:9b