Jesus commissioned His church to go and "make disciples of all nations" (Matt.28:19-20). A disciple is a follower of Christ who is learning from another disciple. Jesus calls us to not only believe in Him, but to be lifelong followers of Him. To that end, we encourage every believer at WCBC to engage in ongoing discipling relationships with other believers. Here are some ways we encourage every individual to do this:
Disciples of Jesus Christ gather together for corporate worship since the founding of the first church in Jerusalem (Acts 2:42-47). There is something special about gathering publically with the entire church and praising God together. God's instruction to gather together often for singing, praying, reading and preaching Scripture, and confessing our faith together serves to not only bring Him glory, but also to strengthen, encourage, and grow every believer.
WEEKLY BIBLE STUDY
Another key way to encourage one another in our discipleship is to meet together in the study of God's Word. Make it a priority to participate in one of our Bible Study opportunities on Sunday morning and/or Wednesday evening.
WEEKLY SMALL GROUPS
Some people have begun to get involved in a small group that meets together during the week to strengthen and encourage one another through prayer and God's Word.
MEN AND WOMEN'S GATHERINGS
There are times when men and women are gathering for fellowship, Bible study, theological studies, conferences, and service projects. These are great ways to build friendships and spur one another on to follow Christ.
We want to be a church that is passionate and deliberate about discipling one another. We believe that this happens through individuals gathering together to pray, discuss and apply the truths of Scripture, and build deep and edifying relationships with other believers at WCBC.