Lake’s Discipleship Organizational Process
The most important aspect of Lakes Community Chapel is the product of disciples. A disciple is a believer who is in the process of becoming more like Christ, i.e., displaying His character, daily living out His values and disciplines, choosing to serve others, actively pursuing His mission - to make disciples of all nations, and seeking in everything to glorify the Father.
The Lakes family is has developed a process of organizing our church for the specific ministry of discipleship. Working with the DisciplePath International, the Leadership and Discipleship Organizational Teams implemented several Bible study groups who reviewed over 1,400 passages of Scripture that relate to a disciple’s beliefs, actions, values, and priorities. These Scriptures have been categorized and placed into the description of the Four Phases of Discipleship.
This ministry endeavor has involved our church family and has taken more than two years to fully implement. During the process the church offered an entrance into the differing groups at the differing phases so that anyone who desires to grow in Christ would have a place to go for friendship, fellowship, encouragement, and accountability. The ministry continues to be refined and expanded as the Ministry Team deems necessary or appropriate.
The Discipleship in Action Groups (Phase 2) were implemented in September, 2008. In November, 2009, the first group completed Phase 2. In February, 2010, another group completed Phase 2. Since that time, Phase 3 groups have started and more Phase 2 groups have been completed. A brand new Phase 2 group is beginning at the end of September and Phase 3 will be beginning in the near future.
The Lakes Family invites you to visit with us so that you can see first-hand what God is doing. Please feel free to call us for further information and check this site for additional updates.