At Resonate, we think of discipleship in two categories. First is informational. Jesus being a rabbi, or teacher, and Paul as an apostle who instructs through his letters, give us a picture of informational discipleship. There are ideas and theology to teach and install in our minds and our hearts. Second is imitational, or practical. This is discipleship in practice, where we apply what we are learning in practical ways.
We design our groups and our Sundays to center around these things. Sunday morning is a monologue of informational discipleship. It is not discussion based, but a chance to gather around Scripture teachings, for prayer, the breaking of bread, and fellowship.
We design our DNA Groups to be our dialogue of informational discipleship. These are groups of 3-4 men or 3-4 women who dive into Scripture together, remind each other of the good news of Jesus Christ, hold each other accountable to live lives worthy of the Gospel, and to nurture and love each other. This is where you become known and know others, confess sins to one another, and grow together. To find out more, click here.
If Sundays and DNA Groups are places where we learn to love God with all our mind and hearts, then we look at LifeGroups as where we love our neighbors as ourselves, and live that out in tangible ways. They are intentionally designed to not be “studies,” but simply community, and community on mission to our neighbors. To find out more, click here.
Lastly, serving others is an important piece of discipleship as well. We have various ways to serve, both the household of God, and to serve the poor, orphan, widow, and alien in the local community. We encourage all in the congregation to go and get involved in the many different ways people can serve in the city. Find out more about serving the church or the city.