Being part of a church is more than just showing up for a Sunday Worship service, although that's important to do regularly. It's knowing people, growing as a disciple, and being engaged in ministry/service. As you get to know people, it's time to Connect, Grow, & Engage with others to develop as a disciple. Here's how you, as an adult, can do exactly that.
Discipling Communities are the primary point of connection and discipleship for people at First Alliance Church. We expect that every person who is part of First Alliance Church is growing into a healthy, biblical, reproducing disciple of Jesus Christ, and that it is happening in the context of community because disciple-making is as much about relationship as it is about knowledge. Discipling Communities are the practical expression of our disciple-making paradigm and priorities.
A Discipling Community is a smaller group of people that meets together regularly, shares life, and intentionally centers on Jesus. Discipling Communities provide the space in the larger congregational context for people to connect, grow, and engage personally, spiritually, relationally, and missionally to be and make disciples of Jesus. Participants move upward, inward, outward, and forward together to see the Core Competencies developed in each member.
It is any form of a group of people gathering together for discipleship via community, study, fellowship, service, etc. They take the form of many things you may be familiar with like Sunday School, home groups, men's groups, women's groups, and more. They look different while having the same focal points of upward, inward, outward, and forward and are all aligned toward the same goal of making disciples.
Ready to get involved in a Discipling Community? The goal isn't to be in lots of them, but to be all in to the one you are part of. Click the link below to check out what is currently available. Or maybe you have an idea or are willing to start a new one so more people can connect, grow, and engage. Contact Pastor Chris. He would be eager to talk with you.
Explore Groups are targeted groups that meet for a defined amount of time (usually 9-13 weeks) for the purpose of exploring a specific topic. The participants are all there for the same reason, and these provide specific help when you need it in your life.
Our desire is to see men develop as biblical disciples. All men who are part of a Christian & Missionary Alliance church like First Alliance Church are considered Alliance Men. Being a competent, godly disciple will impact how a man lives with his family, participates in the church, and serves in his workplace, community, and mission field.
Some of the opportunities to connect, grow, and engage include:
GC Women at First Alliance Church is part of a multigenerational, world wide group of women throughout the Christian & Missionary Alliance who strive to be devoted disciples that “live the Word, do the work, and reach the world to the glory of God.” We are actively committed to Effective Fervent Prayer for worldwide ministries and our personal lives, Immersion in the Word of God in our daily spiritual journeys and Intentional Spiritual Formation that draws us closer in relationship with God, promotes the development of a personal passionate Heart for the Lost, as stronger trust in God for Spirit Led Giving, and taking Faith Filled Risks.”
GC Women typically meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month in the evening (check the Church Calendar to confirm) with occasional daytime activities. Women of all ages are welcome to take a next step in discipleship by igniting a passion for the lost around the world and in our own community as we hear from International Workers and focus on local ministries. You will have opportunities to pray intentionally for the lost and trust God to lead you in giving your time, abilities and resources to His work locally and globally. Contact Karen Beall, Director, with questions or to get involved.