Making Disciples - Being Apostles

Discipleship-Tree-FieldAn essential role of the church is making disciples of Jesus Christ.  God is calling everyone to honor our baptism by learning of and being formed by the great story of our Loving God.  This is called discipleship.  We are formed as disciples when we gather around the Table of the Lord for Holy Communion, when we fellowship in the Lord’s Name, when we practice the disciples of our faith (like personal prayer and study) and when we gather with others to study the scriptures and other books which explore our faith.  This formation is life-long learning.

At this point in our development as a mission church, the following are offered:

  • Tuesday Evening Study group (please see Charlie Jordan)
  • Sunday School for adults and children at 9:00 am (through our Lutheran friends)
  • St. Philip’s Wednesday evening (6:30) Bible Study is open to us
  • Serving in the choir, on the vestry or being a worship leader (server, reader, intercessor)

 

Please offer your ideas to help us expand these opportunities.

Being a disciple is not an end in itself.  We are formed as followers of Jesus Christ for a reason and that is that we become apostles.  An apostle is one sent with a purpose.  Our “sender” is Jesus and our “purpose” is to take the love of God to the world.  Through our baptism we have been commissioned to be the hands, feet and heart of Jesus in the world.  We take this commission upon our lives joyfully.

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The Episcopal Church of the Messiah in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is a member of the diocese of the Episcopal Church in South Carolina, the Episcopal Church in the United States and the worldwide Anglican Communion.