why disciple?

as Jesus was preparing to leave his disciples and return to heaven, he commanded his followers to go and make disciples who would then, in turn, make disciples:

“go, therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the father and of the son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that i have commanded you. and behold, i am with you always, to the end of the age.”
—matthew 28:19-20


we are invited into this disciple-making process:

  • to know, follow, and enjoy God ourselves 
  • to say to others, “follow me as together we follow Christ.”

it’s commanded, life-giving, growth-producing, and desirable for those pursuing the Lord.

1:1 discipleship opportunities

one of the most effective ways to encourage growth is to enter into a one-to-one discipling relationship with another person: studying God’s word while walking through life together. 


to facilitate that growth, we are creating foundations: a resource to help believers lead others through a deeper study of the word and some of the core truths of our faith while regularly meeting with God.

the goal of foundations is that all would walk away with:

  • a greater awe of God
  • an increased hunger for his word
  • a stronger grasp of truth
  • the confidence to study God’s word on their own

the first five sections of foundations are complete and now available in a spiral-bound book that can be picked up at the mlconnect desk in the lobby. the material may also be downloaded and printed by clicking on the link below.

the development of the second half of this resource is in process, with the anticipated completion date of fall 2023.

download foundations

click the button below to view the current available sections of foundations.

download foundations

click the button below to view the current available sections of foundations.

group discipleship opportunities

throughout the year we offer several opportunities to grow as a follower of Jesus alongside others. some of these groups are offered periodically, while others are ongoing.

meeting with God is an eight-week journey to discover deeper intimacy in your relationship with God.  

1:1 discipleship workshop is a two-hour opportunity to further equip those who want to disciple others.

neighborhoods to nations is a 10-week journey with hands-on equipping in how to share Christ with the lost around you.

lot fam is a group of people who gather on sundays that are learning to pursue Christ together.

college equip is a five-week journey exploring our identity in Christ and God’s calling on the lives of college-aged men and women.

sLi equips and sends servant leaders through the local church for gospel work in the world. 

contact us

email us for more info on upcoming sessions, other church opportunities, or any questions you may have.