Life-to-life Discipleship

Reformation Lutheran Church is working intentionally with the North American Lutheran Church to establish a disciplemaking culture in our congregation. Our mission statement summarizes it well – Gathered by Christ to be and make disciples.

A disciplemaking culture is one in which believers come alongside other believers to help each other be a disciple by following and obeying Jesus. They spend time in Christ helping each other listen carefully to God’s Word. They study and discuss its implications for their lives. They pray for each other for mutual encouragement and support

The purpose is so that each believer grows and matures in their faith so they can go alongside other believers to make disciples. This usually does not mean coming alongside strangers. Rather it most often means coming alongside people we already know – family, friends, neighbors and co-workers.

We do this in obedience to our Lord Jesus Christ who gathers us and commands:

“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)

We are not on our own as we do this. Our Lord also promises, “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” (Matthew 18:20) Wherever Jesus is, so is the Holy Spirit and the Father.”

Life-to-life discipleship usually happens within groups of two or three believers. Each group decides how often it will meet. Most choose every two to three weeks.

If you are interested in participating in a life-to-life discipleship group, contact Pastor Mark. The groups are open to anyone. You need not be a member of Reformation to participate.