Discipleship is a solemn commitment at Mack Avenue and we ask people to consider their commitment to Jesus and the Covenant community before entering into this intentional gospel centered relationship.
Below is the covenant that we make with each other when one decides to be discipled at Mack Ave. If this is your heart we would love to hear from you.
The MACC Discipleship Covenant
A disciple is one who loves God, our Lord Jesus Christ, with all his heart, soul, and mind, and tries to become more and more like him through a life of faith and obedience.
Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and, on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, we do now, in the presence of God, angels and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into this Discipleship Covenant with one another as one body in Christ. I agree to this resolution and resolve that only through the power of the spirit by faith will I be able to pursue the following:
- Be committed to Grow and be who I am called to be in Christ
- Be faithful, available and teachable as I am being trained and training others in experiencing Jesus.
- Be committed to the community we are serving and the covenant community I am serving with.
- Be committed to walking by faith, communicating my faith, serving by faith, and multiplying my faith.
I resolve to be trained and to train others in the following areas to fulfill my destiny in Christ to make disciples:
Make sense of God’s word and God’s world. We want to become people who learn how to study and apply the word of God to their lives and then teach others how to study the word and apply it to their lives.
Make a practice of being with those I am in a group with and those that I will eventually lead. Jesus shows how important the developing of the relationship is to growing a disciple in Christ. The people of MACC should know they are loved not only by Christ but also by their discipler.
Following Jesus’ model and command of ministry that include gospel proclamation and the serving of others namely, the poor and marginalized.
Is this your heart? Please let me know how we can serve you along this journey.