“Until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.” Ephesians 4:13-15
We desire to be a people that pursue an authentic Christian life and endeavor to develop mature, reproducible, Spirit-filled Christian disciples that will:
Grow in the Lord— Growing up necessitates a personal devotion to the scriptures, developing a practice of spiritual discipline, and a consistent dedication to prayer. Maturity is proven as one takes personal responsibility to institute these disciplines and through these disciplines we become more Christlike.
Minister to the Lord—The mature believer will be moving toward uninhibited worship, devoted prayer, generous giving, and selfless service.
Minister with the Lord—proclaiming His words and doing His works in the world (outside the church walls).
Our main discipleship avenue is a course developed by Gannon Lamson, in conjunction with the Vineyard pastoral staff, called School of Signs & Wonders (SSW). SSW unites believers to go forth into the world performing signs and wonders to lead all men and women to Jesus. This class runs annually Aug-Nov. This an important step in maturing in the faith. In this class you will learn: How to be filled with the Holy Spirit, Engaging in Spiritual Warfare, Soulish Christianity vs. A Spirit-led life, How to do Power Evangelism, How to walk in Healing Power, How to Engage in the Call to Win Lafayette to Christ.