Each member developing a closer daily walk with God as we pursue the goals of Presence, Formation and Mission together.
1. Presence: Being with Jesus
2. Formation: Becoming like Jesus
3. Mission: Doing the things Jesus did.
A disciple of Jesus pursues the presence of God based on Jesus’ command to abide in him. This has the power to form them into who God wants them to be and lead them into God’s mission in the unique way that God has gifted and empowered them. Covenant Groups help disciples work together to accomplish these three goals in their walk with the Lord.
Small Groups that focus on mutual accountability and support for discipleship are the “method” of Methodism. These groups have their roots firmly planted in the tradition of John Wesley.
A disciple must be transformed in 3 areas:
All too often we focus on simply allowing God to transform our understanding, and leave off the other two areas. These groups create an environment in which the Holy Spirit can transform our actions and our desires.
Yes. It is good to have a leader who organizes, facilitates and makes sure things get going. It is best when everyone in the group has buy in and chooses to participate. The most important thing a leader can do is lead in sharing time and be vulnerable, which sets others free to share openly.
If you are interested please contact St. Luke Director of Adult Discipleship: John Duff by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org or by giving him a call at 869-269-4687 ext. 240. Feel free to stop by his office to chat about a joining an existing group or starting a new one with people you already have in mind.