Jesus calls us to follow Him
From the moment we repent and believe in Jesus Christ a new life begins. It’s called Discipleship;a journey of faith, obedience, discovery, challenge and change.
Matthew 28:19-20 says “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” NIV (emphasis added)
The first Christians were actually called people of “The Way” before being known as ‘little Christs” (the meaning of ‘Christian’). Much of the New Testament explains and teaches us about following the resurrected Jesus – about who we are, how to live and what we are to do with our new life. Ephesians is a prime example – in particular read Ephesians 4:1-16.
Discipleship is a priority at CCBC and making disciples is part of our vision and mission.
This happens by choosing to follow Jesus and obey His teaching in the Scriptures. Worshipping God, learning to pray and reading the Bible are a priorities and we encourage one another regularly in these spiritual disciplines. Similarly, gathering together on a Sunday to listen to a message helps us understand the scriptures, themes and theology (see the ‘sermon’ section to listen again or download).
God has called us to be part of a church family. Meeting together regularly with other disciples enables us to grow.
We also have specific groups which help Make Disciples.
- After Alpha for anyone from the Alpha Course who wants to grow as a Christian
- Many people gather weekly or fortnightly in Prayer Triplets to pray for each other
- Homegroups meet regularly (up to 14 people). See the ‘Homegroup’ pages for more information.
- Specific Discipleship and Leadership Courses such as Depth and Growing Leaders.
- The Marriage Course supporting and helping married couples grow in their love for each other and work through their life long commitment to each other.
- Occasional conferences, events and weekends away with a speaker and teaching theme.