Be with Jesus.
Become like Jesus.
Partner with Jesus.
This is what it means to be an apprentice of Jesus or another common phrase, a disciple of Jesus. This does not simply happen with time or passively waiting for a zap of the Holy Spirit. But rather, this happens through intentional choices and time that we give over to God to form us.
It is to that end that we want to give you guides in your discipleship journey that effect your schedule and choices. We believe that if you engage with these Pathway Guides that through the power of the Holy Spirit, consistency, community, and time you will grow in your life with Jesus.
We believe that life with God is not only good; it is the key to flourishment. From the beginning, this was always the intent: enjoying his presence, becoming like him as we grow, and partnering with him to cultivate this world. Though sin has ravaged our world, the work of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection mean that we can begin to experience his flourishment again as we seek to experience his kingdom "on earth as it is in heaven."
We believe we have been invited into a life with God, and that the heart of God has always been centered on a relationship with him. From the beginning, this was always God's nature, and even today, remains the vision for what we believe brings flourishing to our lives. The manifestation of God's relationship with us is Jesus, who in our sin came down to commune with us, and through his life, death, and resurrection has restored us into relationship with God. For us today, Jesus serves as the embodiment for what it looks like to experience life with God, and the invitation we are given because of Jesus is to experience God in a way where we are able to enjoy his presence, become more like him as we grow, and partner with him as we seek to experience his kingdom "on earth as it is in heaven."
As you walk with Jesus and become more like him, there are markers of growth of a life submitted to God's love and design. We see these modeled perfectly by Jesus himself.
As you grow in your discipleship, our aim is for these Pathway Markers to become more evident in your life. Below is an overview of each Marker and soon we will be adding resources for each.