Discipleship:

First and for most, we are disciples of Christ.  We believe the mission for all Christian and their churches, including Holy Trinity comes from Jesus’ command in scripture: “to be and make disciples” of Our Lord Jesus.

“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20 ESV)

What is a disciple?

Jesus plainly tells us what he means by disciple: those who are baptized into God’s Triune Name and going out into the world telling others about God’s love, commandments, teaching and promises revealed through His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. (Mt. 28:19-20)

What makes you a disciple of Jesus?
It is nothing we do that makes us disciples.  It is Jesus’ who calls us in our baptism to “follow me,” and through His Spirit gives us faith and confidence to fulfill His commands to “love others as I have loved you.”  (Mark 1:17) (Joh n 13:34)

What qualifications do I need to be a disciple?
No one is qualified to be a disciple of Jesus. Period. Instead, Jesus’ gracious work for us on the cross and His call through the Spirit in our baptism qualifies us (Colossians 1:12).

So what does a disciple do?
Quite simply a disciple disciples others.  This is a journey of coming to know the Lord through His Word and a  prayer filled relationship with Him.  In response to this grace, we give our life in obedience to His call to “go and make disciples,” sharing what we’ve been given so they may share it with other as well.

How do I participate in being a disciple?
Discipleship happens where Jesus is: in worship, Sunday School and Bible studies, in family devotions, conversations around the table, at work or in community activities with friends.  As we can see in Acts 2:42, learning the Holy Scripture, supporting one another, receiving Christ in the Sacraments, and regular prayer together, we grow as ambassador for Christ.   Through these relationships, we pass on the Good News of our God in Christ Jesus: spouse to spouse, parent to child, disciple to disciple, friend to friend.  And through Christ Spirit in us, and in these relationships, discipleship is lived out and disciples are made for Christ Kingdom