Keys To Growth @First
Jesus gave one clear mission to us all, MAKE DISCIPLES. Everything else in the church is secondary. Whether you're a new believer or you've been a Christian for years, understanding how to be a disciple of Jesus Christ can be overwhelming.
YOU MAY BE ASKING YOURSELF, WHAT IS A DISCIPLE?
- A disciple is someone who is following Jesus,
- being changed by Jesus,
- and is committed to the mission of Jesus
Your journey starts now by connecting within First Baptist Madison. There are four ways that you can connect on the First Baptist Discipleship Pathway that leads to what we call the F.I.R.S.T Lifestyle.
We want you to Connect UP, IN, DEEPER, AND OUT
Think about these 4 steps as interchangeable throughout your spiritual journey. You're always working on all of them, but you may be in one more than another. You're meant to continually work through all the connecting steps on your spiritual journey.
As you connect up, in, deeper, and out, you will start to live and reflect the F.I.R.S.T. lifestyle of becoming more like Jesus. Understand just like the four ways to connect, you don't have to be all of the Lifestyles at once. You work on them throughout your spiritual journey and depending on where you are, you may be focusing on one more than another.
The F.I.R.S.T. lifestyle includes these roles as a maturing disciple:
Connecting at First Baptist Madison and starting on your Discipleship Pathway is not something that just happens naturally. It requires intentional effort and commitment. That’s why everything we do at First Baptist Madison is to provide you with the opportunities to connect with others to build relationships and encourage one another while you are on your journey to be more like Christ.