Discipleship at Pillar

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Knowing God More Truthfully

Jesus prayed for his disciples, “Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth” (John 17:17)

We must all work to deepen our knowledge of who God is and what he has done.

Loving God More Sincerely

Jesus taught that the greatest command was to “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” (Matthew 22:37).

We must seek to deepen our affections for our glorious God.

Obeying God More Faithfully

Jesus said “If you love me, you will keep my commandments” (John 14:15). Our obedience doesn’t earn God’s love, but it does show our love for God.

We must all labor to stop sin and bring righteousness to life in our lives.

Discipleship Drives Everything We Do

Everything we do as a church is aiming to bring these three things to life in you. From our services to small groups to special events, everything is seeking to help you become more like Jesus. This includes the call to make disciples.

When Jesus called his first disciples, he wasn’t just inviting them to an event or religious experience; he was calling them to take part in his work to reach the lost. Jesus’ first words to his disciples was “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men” (Matthew 4:19). Jesus calls every one of his disciples to be a disciple-maker.

One-on-One Discipleship

We long for discipleship to characterize everything that we do. Sometimes discipleship takes place in informal environments, as Christians share their faith with non-believers and help one another grow.

Sometimes discipleship takes place in formal environments.

One-on-One Discipleship refers to formal meet-ups on a clearly-defined pathway with clearly-defined goals. Our hope is that every member of Pillar Church would be involved in one-on-one discipleship.

Who Could You Disciple?

You Can Disciple a Non-Christian

The Know Jesus Bible study walks through 15 passages in Mark’s Gospel. It will give you everything that you need to have a fruitful Bible study with a non-Christian.

Getting started is easy. Just ask a non-Christian friend or co-worker if they would like to study the Bible with you. Then, just open the book to the first session and follow the instructions.

You Can Disciple a Christian

The Follow Jesus Bible study features 10 topical studies that will help Christians become more like Jesus. We hope every member of Pillar Church would go through this study and then take someone else through it too.

Getting started is easy. Just as anyone in our church to do this study with you. Each person should complete the pre-reading before each meet-up, and then follow the supplied instructions when meeting up.

Getting Involved

  • Disciple-Maker Training Events. We offer disciple-maker training events several times each year to give you practical guidance for making disciples. Stay tuned to learn about the next training.
  • Be discipled. If you haven’t gone through the Follow Jesus Bible study, ask anyone in our church to take you through it.
  • Get started. Don’t wait for an invitation. Start asking non-Christians that you know if they would be open to reading the Bible with you.