growing active followers of Jesus Christ and building his community
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What is an "active follower of Jesus"?
Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church is called to grow active followers of Jesus Christ and build his community. But, what does it mean to be an "active follower of Jesus Christ"?
It might be tempting to answer this question using Christian books, popular leaders, or cultural ideas. However, there is no better place to learn what it means to follow Jesus than the New Testament. First century disciples lived out their faith in amazing and counter-cultural ways. Discover what it looked like for first century believers to follow Jesus. Below you'll be introduced to seven highlights of New Testament discipleship and learn how to apply them to our lives today.
Being an active follower of Jesus is an adventurous and unique way of life.
Word of God
An active follower of Jesus Christ is guided in all of life by a direct relationship with Jesus and by a competent understanding of the message of Jesus.
Acts of Service
Active followers of Jesus Christ use God-given gifts to serve others in church and world.
Body of Christ
Active followers of Jesus Christ are connected to the family of God through a local church.
Kingdom of God
Active followers of Jesus Christ are subjects of the Kingdom of God.
Expressions of Love
Active followers of Jesus Christ are focused on outreach.
Sufficiency of Christ
Active followers of Jesus Christ are characterized more by a lifestyle of poverty than by material concerns.
Lifestyle of Worship
Active followers of Jesus Christ nurture Christ-centered worship in all of life.